CLIMATE CRISIS COMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING ON BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF EXTREME WEATHER FROM CLIMATE CHANGE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, December 10 at 2:30 p.m. ET on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will lead a hearing of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis entitled, “Better, Stronger, Smarter: Building Community Resilience in a Future of Extremes.” The special committee, which is chaired by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and is affiliated with the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, will hear from local officials and experts on how we can take action now to help communities rebuild after severe weather to be more resilient and better withstand the next disaster.

 Natural disasters associated with climate change are already increasing costs for local governments, particularly for rebuilding infrastructure. Repeated rebuilding is not financially sustainable, so designing with resiliency in mind is essential as severe weather becomes more frequent and more intense. Communities must have resources and guidance to make proactive investments in the resilience of their community and rebuild more effectively.

Witnesses:

• Alice Hill, Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy, Council on Foreign Relations - Prepared Testimony
• Laura Lightbody, Project Director, Pew Charitable Trusts Flood-Prepared Communities - Prepared Testimony
• Tim Kabat, Mayor, La Crosse, Wisconsin - Prepared Testimony

Hearing Details

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
2:30 p.m. ET 
U.S. Capitol
Senate Visitors Center, Room 210/212

The hearing will also be livestreamed here: https://youtu.be/p1gKSrIVG3w

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