BPC Expert Briefing: The Economic Risk of Climate Change to the Bay Area

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  • on December 22, 2015



BPC Expert Briefing: The Economic Risk of Climate Change to the Bay Area

January 27, 2016
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM*
Port of Oakland
530 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94607




11:30                        Welcome and Introductions
                                          David Ivester , President, Bay Planning Coalition
11:40                        Corporate Climate Adaptation: Risks, Benefits and Leadership
                                          Aleka Seville, Four Twenty Seven – PRESENTATION & UN Report
12:15                         Break for lunch
12:30                         Surviving the Storm: Planning for Extreme Weather Events
                                         Sean Randolph, Bay Area Council Economic Institute – PRESENTATION
1:00                           Audience Q&A and Discussion
                                           Moderated by John Coleman, Bay Planning Coalition

**BPC Member Mark Bierman of Noble Consultants recommended USACE’s Flood Damage Reduction Analysis software (HEC-FDA) to aid flood risk management planning. You can learn more about this tool by clicking here. **

The Economic Risk of Climate Change in the Bay Area presented by:  Four Twenty Seven (www.427mt.com) and Bay Area Council (bayareacouncil.org)


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Aleka Seville, 427

Climate change is already affecting the California economy and its impacts will continue to transform the Bay Area over the coming decades. This special briefing on the economic risk of climate change will discuss findings from recent studies on the Bay Area’s economic vulnerability to climate change, from drought and heat waves to floods. Aleka Seville from Four Twenty Seven will share insights on barriers and enablers to climate adaptation in the private sector, and engage the room in a discussion on opportunities and next steps for BPC to help build climate resilience for the Bay Area.



Sean Randolph, Bay Area Council

Sean Randolph is Senior Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, a public-private partnership of business, labor, government and higher education that works to foster a competitive economy in California and the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland and Silicon Valley.

Dr. Randolph previously served as President & CEO of the Bay Area Economic Forum, and as director of international trade for the State of California. Before service with the state, he was Managing Director of the RSR Pacific Group, an international business consulting firm.

Dr. Randolph holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard Universities), a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and studied at the London School of Economics. He currently serves on the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and on the State of California’s Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission (PIAC). 

Expert Briefings are designed to be affordable and easy to attend over a long lunch break. They are excellent networking and educational opportunities.

*Check-in begins at 11:00 AM. We’ll provide lunch – you bring the questions!

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