Living with Climate Change: Wildfires

Mon, 13 Jun 2022 17:00:00 GMT

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on policies and practices to address wildfires. Billions of dollars are spent fighting wildfires every year, and the cascading economic, health, and societal impacts of wildfires are enormous. Compounding these challenges, wildfires also release greenhouse gases and harmful aerosols into the atmosphere. Over the last century, battling wildfires after they have started has been the main approach to address this threat. Yet, with record-setting fire seasons happening almost every year, more proactive and preventative steps are needed.

Panelists will discuss policies and practices that would allow the United States to reduce the overall risk of wildfires, including how innovations in community-centered wildfire protection can improve resilience for humans and ecosystems.

  • Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.)
  • Carly Phillips, Western States Climate Team Fellow, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Kimiko Barrett, Wildfire Research & Policy Lead, Headwaters Economics
  • Margo Robbins, Executive Director, Cultural Fire Management Council
  • Steve Bowen, Managing Director and Head of Catastrophe Insight, Aon

A live webcast will be streamed at 01:00 PM EDT.