Risks and Opportunity Markets: Climate Change and the Housing Crisis |  Sept. 30, 2022 (9-12:00 pm EST)

Risks and Opportunity Markets: Climate Change and the Housing Crisis | Sept. 30, 2022 (9-12:00 pm EST)

September 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Hybrid Conference) Location: Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Louis D. Brandeis Conference Center 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210 United States Contact: EBC at ebc@ebcne.org Website: Climateadaptationforum.org Event Details: The Climate Adaptation Forum is a collaboration between the Environmental Business Council and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at…

ProJo Oped: To Win federal climate funds, RI must plan for it

ProJo Oped: To Win federal climate funds, RI must plan for it

The 730 pages of the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act include a veritable smorgasbord of climate policy initiatives. Looking for “clean energy” and transportation electrification incentives to transform our economy? They’re in there. Methane and greenhouse gas reduction programs? Yes indeed. What about environmental justice? The IRA includes $9 billion to address climate-related public health disparities; negative…

Providence’s Labor Day Flooding

Providence’s Labor Day Flooding

On Monday September 5, 2022, Rhode Island was stunned by the flash floods following nearly 11 inches of excessive rainfall over much of southern New England. The City of Providence received around 8 inches of rain, which led to the collapse of a building, closure of an interstate highway, displacement of residents, and an undetermined…

Convergence RI | In the gathering storm on climate, how do we act together?

Convergence RI | In the gathering storm on climate, how do we act together?

By: Richard Asinof PROVIDENCE –Do you pay heed to any of the natural weather signs around you?Are you apt to give providence [pun intended] to when you see dark cloud formations gathering on the horizon with your own eyes?Do you roll down the windows in your car when approaching a dangerous intersection, to hear the threat of…

EBC 4th Annual New England Climate Change and Resiliency Summit |  Sept. 13, 2022 9-12:30 pm EST

EBC 4th Annual New England Climate Change and Resiliency Summit | Sept. 13, 2022 9-12:30 pm EST

Representatives from the six New England States will provide updates on their specific climate change plans, program priorities, and implementation strategies. The major focus will be on those key elements that are moving each state’s programs forward in preparation for the impact of climate change. General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this…

NOAA: Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States

NOAA: Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States

NOAA’s recently released Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States  highlighted the increasing risk from “sunny day” flooding, and other consequences of relentless sea level rise. Like other coastal communities across the U.S., New England continues to experience more frequent high-tide flooding, forcing residents and visitors to deal with flooded shorelines,…

PBN  |  Fox Point Hurricane Barrier in need of upgrades, environmental groups warn

PBN | Fox Point Hurricane Barrier in need of upgrades, environmental groups warn

PROVIDENCE once led the nation in hurricane protection. But in the half-century since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, the $14 million project has lost its luster. The metal has corroded, the steel scratched and beaten down. But the gates, pipes and valves of the structure itself aren’t the biggest…