Disasters, Resilience, and Adaptation
Communities around the world are experiencing the impacts of climate change, from coastal flooding due to sea-level rise to extreme storms and heat waves. RFF experts are developing strategies for building resilience and adapting to more intense weather and global catastrophic events.
Assessing the design and application of policies to build resilience
Insurance and Disaster Aid
Examining ways to make insurance options more affordable
Examining costs and benefits to inform investment and implementation
Analyzing how communities, land managers, and policymakers can mitigate wildfire disasters
Journal Article — May 20, 2019
Ice Sheet Contributions to Future Sea Level Rise from Structured Expert Judgment
Future sea level rise (SLR) poses serious threats to the viability of coastal communities but continues to be challenging to project using deterministic modeling approaches.
Journal Article — May 1, 2019
The Invisible Flood: The Chemistry, Ecology, and Social Implications of Coastal Saltwater Intrusion
An exploration of climate impacts on saltwater intrusion and their implications for adaptation in coastal ecosystems
Journal Article — Mar 21, 2019
Salience and the Government Provision of Public Goods
This paper examines how behavioral biases caused by salient events affect the government provision of public goods.
Workshops & Seminars — Nov 28, 2016
Disasters, Resilience, and the "Cure" for Catastrophe
At this RFF event, Robert Muir-Wood, chief research officer of Risk Management Solutions and author of The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters, explored the human causes of disaster and the new technologies and policy tools available to minimize their impact.
Workshops & Seminars — Jun 4, 2014
Limits to Securitization: The Future of Insurance
Panelists at this RFF seminar addressed the following questions about the role risk mitigation in dealing with climate change.
Conversations with Nobel Laureates — Dec 13, 2012