Event

Climate and Communities: Voices from the Frontlines

April 29, 2021

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted a virtual discussion about how communities facing climate-related risks are mitigating future risk and addressing issues of investment, equity, and green technology. Community development advocates and practitioners on the front lines of climate change shared promising strategies for climate resiliency and adaptation, how to engage with local stakeholders and community members, and critical next steps.

The panel featured stakeholders who shared examples and approaches to climate adaptation and resiliency. Panelists included:

  • Daphany Rose Sanchez, executive director, Kinetic Communities Consulting
  • Caleb Stratton, AICP, PP, CFM, assistant business administrator and chief resiliency officer of the City of Hoboken
  • Kim Waddell, Ph. D., director of Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
  • Peggy Shepard, Co-Founder & Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Jorge Gaskins, Director of Community Relationships, Barrio Eléctrico

The panel was moderated by Javier Silva, senior associate director in the Community Development unit of the New York Fed.

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Event Details

Date & Time
April 29
11:00am EST – 12:00pm ET

Audience

The event is open to the public and the media. All remarks are on the record and the event will be recorded.

Agenda
11:00am-11:05am Welcoming Remarks

Claire Kramer-Mills, Assistant Vice President, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
11:05am-11:55am Panel Discussion

Caleb Stratton, AICP, PP, CFM, Assistant Business Administrator & Chief Resiliency Officer, City of Hoboken
Daphany Rose Sanchez, Executive Director, Kinetic Communities Consulting
Kim Waddell, Ph.D., Director for the Virgin Islands Established Program for Stimulating Competitive Research, University of the Virgin Islands
Peggy Shepard, Co-Founder & Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Jorge Gaskins, Director of Community Relationships, Barrio Eléctrico

Moderator: Javier Silva, Senior Associate Director, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
11:55am-12:00pm Closing Remarks

Belicia Rodriguez, Senior Research Analyst, Community Development and Research, Federal Reserve Bank of New York



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