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Risk Science for Climate Resilience: A Duke Climate Collaboration Symposium

Houses and trees flooded. Text: "Risk Science For Climate Resilience: A Duke Climate Collaboration Symposium. Thursday, February 15 | 3-5 p.m. Keynote address + panel discussion + reception + faculty-only workshops Feb. 16. Learn more & register:" Logos for Duke Climate Commitment, RESILE, Pratt School of Engineering, and Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability.
Thursday, February 15, 2024
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This two-day symposium will bring together the Duke community and experts from the public and private sectors to explore the essential roles that the insurance and finance sectors can play in addressing future climate risks. These sectors are unique in their ability to assess and price risk, allocate capital, offer financial protection, and influence risk-related behavior.

Topics covered at the symposium will include:

* Insurance innovations to advance climate justice and community resilience

* Use of finance and financial technologies to accelerate climate hazard mitigation and adaptation

* Risk model and data dissemination to support public sector resilience

A keynote address, panel discussion, and reception on Thursday, Feb. 15, will be open to the Duke community and the public. Speakers will include:

* Frank Nutter, Reinsurance Association of America

* Francis Bouchard, Duke University Climate Leaders in Residence Program

* Roger Grenier, Verisk

* Mahmoud Raya, Boston Consulting Group

* Lydia Olander, Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, Duke University

In addition, Duke faculty, research staff, and invited participants from outside the university will take part in a workshop on Friday, Feb. 16, to explore opportunities for future collaboration on climate risk, insurance, and finance.

Space is limited at both events, so register now!


This event will launch the Duke Climate Collaboration Symposia, a series of on-campus convenings designed to accelerate climate solutions by developing new collaborations among Duke scholars and external partners. Each symposium will focus on identifying opportunities for Duke University to make the most of its interdisciplinary expertise and convening power for meaningful impact on climate challenges. The series is funded by a gift from The Duke Endowment in support of the Duke Climate Commitment, which unites the university's education, research, operations, and public service missions to address the climate crisis.

The "Risk Science for Climate Resilience" symposium is organized by RESILE (a new university-wide initiative to advance research related to climate risk, based in Duke's Pratt School of Engineering) and the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability.