Marketplace Tech
Marketplace Tech
Nov 30, 2020
Making old buildings resilient to climate change requires new financial tools
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All this week on Marketplace Tech, we’re looking at technology that can help us become more resilient to climate change. The startup BlocPower uses software to identify buildings that are prime candidates to receive more efficient energy systems. At the individual building level, this has immediate effects on both comfort and cost. And the company’s founder and CEO, Donnel Baird, says that doing this at the community level makes the entire grid more resilient. He talks with Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood.

America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
Doug Parsons
8 Climate Adaptation Recommendations for the Biden Administration with Dr. Carolyn Kousky of The Wharton School
In episode 128 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Carolyn Kousky, the Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Carolyn has developed 8 recommendations for the incoming Biden administration to prioritize climate adaptation. We go through each of the recommendations, which cover topics ranging from disaster preparedness, strengthening our infrastructure to utilizing nature based approaches to adaptation. The recommendations are a timely and important contribution as President Biden begins his efforts to mitigate AND adapt to climate change. 8 Recommendations for Climate Resilience: * Provide just disaster mitigation and assistance. * Make recovery easier. * Improve the financial resilience of households, small businesses, and communities. * Annually fund actions to lower our risk. * Rebuild for the future, not the past. * Strengthen our infrastructure. * Harness nature for risk reduction. * Pay for resilience investments by fighting climate change and inequality. America Adapts was nominated for “Best Green Podcast’ by I Heart Radio! Learn about the other nominees here. And the awards ceremony will be streamed live (and virtually) on January 21st! Wish us luck! Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! America Adapts now has a newsletter! See first issue here. Subscribe here! Sign up to be a guest on Cimpatico Studios! Check out what Cimpatico is all about! https://www.cimpatico.com/about https://cimpatico.com/dougparsons Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Subscribe/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Facebook and Twitter: @usaadapts https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/timeline www.americaadapts.org Links in this episode: https://medium.com/@carolyn.kousky/a-climate-resilience-roadmap-for-the-next-administration-7d5feb75ba4e https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/carolyn-kousky/ https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/incubator/ America Adapts was published in the Federal Reserve! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1 https://www.frbsf.org/community-development/publications/community-development-investment-review/2019/october/strategies-to-address-climate-change-low-moderate-income-communities/ Article on using podcasts in the Classroom: https://naaee.org/eepro/blog/are-you-using-podcast-your-classroom-you Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/america-adapts-the-climate-change-podcast/id1133023095?mt=2 On Google Podcast here. Please share on Facebook! Podcasts in the Classroom – Discussion guides now available for the latest episode of America Adapts. These guides can be used by educators at all levels. Check them out here! Here Are 10 of the Best Climate Change Podcasts Out Right Now https://earther.gizmodo.com/here-are-10-of-the-best-climate-change-podcasts-out-rig-1845397380 The best climate change podcasts on The Climate Advisor http://theclimateadvisor.com/the-best-climate-change-podcasts/ 7 podcasts to learn more about climate change and how to fight it https://kinder.world/articles/you/7-podcasts-to-learn-more-about-climate-change-and-how-to-fight-it-19813 Directions on how to listen to America Adapts on Amazon Alexa https://youtu.be/949R8CRpUYU America Adapts also has its own app for your listening pleasure! Just visit the App store on Apple or Google Podcast on Android and search “America Adapts.” Join the climate change adaptation movement by supporting America Adapts! Please consider supporting this podcast by donating through America Adapts fiscal sponsor, the Social Good Fund. All donations are now tax deductible! For more information on this podcast, visit the website at http://www.americaadapts.org and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts. Podcast Music produce by Richard Haitz Productions Write a review on Apple Podcasts! America Adapts on Facebook! Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Executive Producer Dr. Jesse Keenan Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com
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KQED's The California Report
KQED's The California Report
KQED
Local Leaders Ask For Help With Vaccine Rollout
Los Angeles County Approaches Nearly a Million COVID-19 Cases With around 10 million residents, L.A. is the most populous county in the U.S. As the county approaches a million cases, that also means roughly 1 in 10 Angelenos has had a confirmed case of the virus at some point throughout the pandemic. Matt Guilhem, KCRW Los Angeles County Latino Residents Now Dying from COVID-19 at Eight Times the Rate in November The region has been the epicenter of the pandemic for months, but the speed of transmission continues to alarm officials. COVID-19 has devastated communities of color more than any other, and the data is alarming. Guest: Ron Lin, Reporter, Los Angeles Times Pistachio Plant Workers Take to the Streets to Demand Safety Farmworkers and those in food production have been left vulnerable by the pandemic. In the Central Valley, employees of the pistachio producer Primex recently made the rare, risky decision to take to the streets. Guest: Julia Lurie, Mother Jones California Fall Short on Ambitious Vaccination Goals Counties in California aren’t giving shots to members of the public yet. To make that happen, lawmakers and county health officials say they’re going to need a lot more help from the state. Reporter: Sammy Caiola, CapRadio California Steps Up Security Prep as Biden Inauguration Draws Near Newsom activated up to one thousand of the state’s National Guard to work closely with the CHP to protect infrastructure in and around the State Capitol in Sacramento. The move comes just days after the FBI warned of possible armed violence planned by extremist groups targeting all 50 state capitals. Reporter: Scott Shafer, Politics Editor, KQED California Lawmakers Eager for Immediate Action Begin Budget Hearings Lawmakers wasted little time beginning to debate Newsom’s $227 billion budget proposal. It calls for immediate action on several pandemic relief items, including cash payments to the state’s lowest income earners. Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED .
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