Webinar: Insights to Managing Climate Risks in Banking & Insurance

Webinar: Insights to Managing Climate Risks in Banking & Insurance

Climate change poses unprecedented risks to the banking and insurance industries, with far-reaching consequences for businesses, governments, and individuals. Rising sea levels, devastating wildfires, and increasingly frequent extreme weather events threaten financial stability and impact loan portfolios, insurance premiums, and investment strategies. These disruptions can trigger a domino effect, shaking global markets, undermining business growth,…

Join PEMA for Virtual Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting!

Join PEMA for Virtual Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting!

The City of Providence is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan, and your help is needed to make our city more resilient! Since the last update in 2019, residents have faced significant challenges from natural hazards, including severe flooding and extreme heat. For instance, recent storms have caused major flooding in parts of the city, rendering…

Climate Change & Health Symposium

Climate Change & Health Symposium

The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University is holding a symposium on Climate Change & Health with the theme: Collaborative Actions for Transformation. Learn from experts, professionals, and the public about the latest research on the link between climate change and health, policy implications, and showcasing researchers’ findings. The symposium aims to raise awareness…

EBC 2nd Annual Stormwater Summit

EBC 2nd Annual Stormwater Summit

Collaboration Across Boundaries – Building Resilient Watersheds Stormwater management reaches across sectors and engages professionals and the regulatory community in a variety of challenges. EBC’s second annual Stormwater Summit will cover integrated planning, implementation of stormwater management strategies at the watershed scale, and combined sewer overflow management from diverse perspectives, including from outside New England….

EBC Webinar: Resilience Strategies for Low Lying Roadways

EBC Webinar: Resilience Strategies for Low Lying Roadways

Low-lying roadways in New England and across the globe face increasing threats from flooding from sea level rise, more frequent and intense precipitation, and rising groundwater levels. This risk is compounded in that many of these same roadways are critical to provide emergency evacuation, response, and recovery services for extreme weather events. Beyond road closures…

EBC & RISEP Annual Rhode Island Winter Gathering

EBC & RISEP Annual Rhode Island Winter Gathering

Join the Environmental Business Council of New England and the Rhode Island Society of Environmental Professionals (RISEP) for this annual winter evening of cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, and networking. This event will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm at Save the Bay’s Providence Bay Center – an award-winning building with a mission – find out more! Join for the whole evening or…

The Business Case for Investing in Climate Resilience 

The Business Case for Investing in Climate Resilience 

A 400% return on investment. The prevention of up to 1/3 of potential losses. It might surprise you to learn that these impressive business numbers arose from a study about investing in climate resilience measures. Dr. Alfredo Roa-Henriquez, a supply chain resilience expert at North Dakota State University, offered a look at these numbers, and the study…

Climate Central: Helping Others Tell Clear & Engaging Climate Stories

Climate Central: Helping Others Tell Clear & Engaging Climate Stories

“Our aim is to make accurate, effective climate communication ubiquitous.” These were the words of Karen Florini, Vice President for Strategic Impact for Climate Central, as she opened her live webinar for PRP’s Climate Ready Providence Speaker Series last month. Florini was there to introduce the audience to the wealth of resources that Climate Central has…

Climate Ready Providence Speaker Series

Climate Ready Providence Speaker Series

Together with The Providence Foundation, the Providence Resilience Partnership is bringing several national experts to Providence in a virtual speaker series this fall. Lunch and learn with us to better understand the climate risk we are facing, and learn about tools to help individuals, families and businesses better prepare for what’s ahead. ____________________________ Thursday, October 19…