The climate change discussion amongst policy makers and environmentalists long has centered on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions linked to rising global temperatures. Philanthropy followed their lead, placing big bets on mitigation efforts.
Hurricane Sandy changed the conversation. The most devastating storm in memory to hit coastal New York and New Jersey underscored the need to elevate nascent interest in climate change adaptation to the public policy center stage. In short, how can communities plan for and invest in infrastructure projects today to take into consideration the likely impacts of climate change in the future.