Past Event

Sustain What? The Hidden Climate Change Story: Managed Retreat

June 22, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Media Briefing

For decades, a sobering story has been largely hidden behind headlines around global warming: Even if the world began to get serious about cutting planet-heating pollution (it isn’t yet), there are places where even climate adaptation will not suffice and communities will need to withdraw from climatic and coastal danger zones.

Will there be managed retreat, or will there be unmanaged and harmful disruption?

On the opening day of Columbia University’s second international conference on issues and options for communities and policy makers facing rising heat and seas, we host a briefing with leading experts. Details added Monday 6/21.

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Sustain What Managed Retreat video overview:

Contact Information

Andy Revkin