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Local Governments on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Kristin Wetherbee July 11, 2022

Municipalities are on the front lines of climate change, both from a risk standpoint and an opportunity standpoint. Heat stress, drought vulnerability and a just-transition are among the material climate risks that are becoming more important to the long-term financial well-being of communities. At the same time, the infrastructure needed to adapt to climate change and transition to a low carbon economy will be financed at the local level. This workshop will be a brief primer on climate-risks that municipal bond investors consider material to their credit research, paired with an introduction on how municipalities access the capital markets to finance essential public projects, including those needed for climate resilience.



Meta Themes

  • Accelerate Climate Action


Purpose and Desired Outcome

To build awareness of the role local governments will play in financing solutions for climate action.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Academia


  • NameMike
  • TitleBrown
  • OrganizationSan Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • StatusInvited
  • NameTim
  • TitleCoffin
  • OrganizationBreckinridge Capital Advisors
  • StatusConfirmed
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