Resilient Cities: An Integrated Economic Approach to Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation

Date: 
February 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Location

4400 Policy Room, SFU Segal Building
500 Granville Street
Vancouver , BC

The British Consulate-General of Vancouver together with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions invite you to attend a public seminar on "Resilient Cities: An Integrated Economic Approach to Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation". Learn what innovation and finance options from the UK can do for your jurisdiction’s resiliency plans.

Please join us to explore current thinking and innovative solutions for the City of Vancouver on:

  • Quantifying Risk: Measuring, Modeling and Evaluation
  • Financial Mitigation: Pricing Vulnerability, Transferring Risk and Innovative Financial Models
  • Capital Markets: Leveraging Private Finance to Increase Resilience
  • Resilient Infrastructure: Finance, Design and Build

This seminar will connect UK experts with local officials, academics, and members of the Vancouver community to exchange best practices and ideas on resiliency. Participants will discuss natural catastrophe related challenges facing Vancouver such as sea level rise and increased storm severity. They will address a wide-range of topics including quantifying and reducing risk, reinsurance, the insurance linked securities market, resilience and catastrophe bonds, investor interest in assuming disaster risk, and resilient infrastructure. The seminar will also consider the unique social and economic resiliency challenges facing Vancouver in the coming years.

This is a free event, please RSVP to save your seat. 

Moderated by: British Consul General Vancouver, Nicole Davison.