About the Project
How much economic risk does the United States face from the impacts of climate change? The Risky Business initiative will help us find out.
Risky Business includes two core components:
An independent risk assessment will combine existing data on the current and potential impacts of climate change with original research that will quantify potential future costs. The results, to be released in the summer of 2014, will reveal the likely financial risk the United States faces from unmitigated climate change.
An engagement effort will target the economic sectors most at risk from a changing climate, and begin the process of helping leaders from across these sectors prepare a measured response to the risks they face. The engagement will be led by a risk committee composed of top national and regional leaders from across the American economic and political spectrum.
Kate Gordon is Vice President and Director of the Climate and Energy Program at Next Generation. Ms. Gordon is a nationally-recognized expert on the intersection of clean energy and economic development, most recently as Vice President for Energy and Environment at the Center for American Progress (CAP) in Washington D.C., and before that as Co-Director of the Apollo Alliance. READ MORE
Matthew Lewis is Vice President and Director of Communications at Next Generation. Mr. Lewis has two decades of experience as a media and communications professional, most recently as the Director of Communications for the ClimateWorks Foundation and co-founder of Climate Nexus. READ MORE
Jamesine Rogers is a Project Manager at Next Generation. Ms. Rogers has more than a decade of experience working at the intersection of climate change, air quality, and public health across multiple levels of government, including local, state, federal and international. READ MORE