Mitigating Wildfire Risk With Innovative Finance Solutions
Each year brings more fires burning out of control around the world. Megafires that burn more than 100,000 acres were once a rare occurrence but are now gaining momentum with the deadly combination of modern forest management practices and climate change. California homes are especially vulnerable, with nearly 1.4 million homes, worth an estimated $610 billion, in high fire risk areas.*
In the war against climate change, forests provide clean air, carbon storage, and fresh water. And while climate change plays a role in increasing wildfire risk, the lack of funding to thin and maintain forests properly is a major challenge. This results in overgrown forests that burn longer, hotter and spread faster while also degrading water systems and air quality. Add the drier, warmer, windier weather associated with climate change to the equation, and the threat of bigger and more destructive fires is inevitable.
– Adam Connaker, Director of Innovative Finance, The Rockefeller Foundation
– Abby Gritter, Chief of Staff, Blue Forest Conservation
– Paul Hessburg, PhD, Research Landscape Ecologist, US Forest Service
– Siobhan King, Porfolio Manager, ImpactAssets
This webinar is for impact investors and philanthropists who want to learn:
– Why catastrophic wildfires are increasingly common and how they are reshaping the West.
– Innovations in science that enable approaches to harness private and public capital to reduce wildfire severity.
– How to grant and invest to address climate change while protecting communities and water supply.
If you have questions about this webinar, please contact ImpactAssets Client Engagement Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-482-2946, option 1.
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021