Hurricanes, storms, heatwaves and heavy rain due to climate change are presenting new challenges for communities around the world. Farsighted cities are taking actions now to protect themselves from these sorts of hazards.
In this episode of Shaping Sustainable Places, we examine some of the measures in place today to help protect New York City from the impacts of sea-level rise.
When the city was severely affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, it was a wake-up call for New Yorkers. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, hundreds of thousands left without electricity. And the New York City subway system and many of the road tunnels entering Manhattan were flooded.
Sean Szatkowski, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Skanska USA Building, shares his insights on what is being done to reduce the impact of flooding.
And as natural disasters become more frequent and more costly, insurance companies are facing big challenges. Philip Thörn, Head of Sustainability with insurance company IF, describes the impact on insurers and how they are helping companies and homeowners adapt to emerging climate risks.
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This episode's guests:
Executive Vice President and General Manager for Skanska USA Building
Head of Sustainability at IF insurance