Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit

 

Authors and Acknowledgements

Authors and Project Management and Oversight

This toolkit was co-authored by Georgetown Climate Center staff and consultants. Between 2018 and 2020, Tiffany Ganthier, Institute Associate, Georgetown Climate Center at Georgetown University Law Center served as the project manager facilitating the development of multiple elements of the Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit, including: legal and policy research and writing; partner outreach and engagement through one-on-one interviews and group workshops; and external review processes.

This toolkit was co-authored by Georgetown Climate Center staff and consultants: 

  • Tiffany Ganthier, Institute Associate at the Georgetown Climate Center, project manager and primary author of the Introduction, Community Engagement, Resilient Energy, and Disaster Preparedness Response & Recovery Chapters.
  • Lisa Anne Hamilton, Adaptation Program Director at the Georgetown Climate Center, primary author of the Governance and Data & Metrics chapters.
  • Annie Bennett, Senior Associate at the Georgetown Climate Center, primary author of the Natural Resilience chapter.
  • Katherine Mccormick, Institute Associate at the Georgetown Climate Center, primary author of the Economic Resilience chapter.
  • Anne Perrault, Senior Fellow at the Georgetown Climate Center, primary author of the Finance chapter.
  • Joel Smith, Independent Consultant and expert on climate change policy, primary author of the Resilient Water Chapter. 
  • Sara Hoverter, Staff attorney and Adjunct Professor at the Harrison Institute for Public Law of the Georgetown University Law Center, primary author of the Public Health chapter.
  • Jennifer Li, Staff Attorney and Adjunct Professor at the Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center, primary author of the Resilient Affordable Housing and Anti-Displacement chapter.
  • Jessica Grannis, Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and Coastal Resilience Director at National Audubon Society, primary author of the Community Land Trusts section of the Housing chapter.

Additional written contributions and editorial and project oversight were provided by Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center; Lisa Anne Hamilton, Adaptation Program Director, Georgetown Climate Center; and Joseph Kruger, Director for Research and Strategy, Georgetown Climate Center, and Rekha Radkrishnan, Independent Consultant provided additional editorial support. 

Significant research and writing contributions for the case studies and Adaptation Clearinghouse entries included in the toolkit were provided by Katie Spidalieri, Senior Associate at the Georgetown Climate Center, and Ju-Ching Huang (S.J.D. candidate), Jamaldeen Tonzua Seidu (LL.M.), Caroline Flibbert (B.S) and Riley Donlin (B.A), Research Assistants, Georgetown Climate Center at Georgetown University Law Center, and Alex Votaw, (J.D. candidate) Harrison Institute for Public Law at Georgetown University Law Center. 

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank the Kresge Foundation for its generous support and guidance, and without whom the Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit would not have been possible. 

We are also grateful for the collaboration of the following individuals for taking the time to serve on the Expert Advisory Group, speak with us, review drafts, and provide insights that were invaluable in helping to inform the Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit and Case Studies: 

Advisory Group

  • Nathaly Agosto Filion, Newark, NJ Department of Sustainability
  • Kristin Baja, Urban Sustainability Directors Network 
  • Omar Carrillo Tinajero, Center for Community Investment 
  • Ronda Chapman, Policylink 
  • Mayra Cruz, Catalyst Miami 
  • Zelalem Adefris, Catalyst Miami 
  • Melissa Deas, DC Department of Energy & Environment 
  • Anthony Giancatarino, Movement Strategy Innovation Center 
  • Eunice Ko, NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery & Resilience 
  • Victoria Ludwig, US Environmental Protection Agency 
  • Surili Patel, American Public Health Association
  • Clyde Thompson, DC Equity Advisory Group 
  • James Williams, Fair Share Housing Center
  • Adam Gordon, Fair Share Housing Center
  • Dave Rammler, Fair Share Housing Center 
  • Matthew Gray, Cleveland, OH Office of Sustainability

We would also like to thank the following individuals for taking the time to provide review previous drafts and provide helpful feedback and guidance: 

  • Joel Smith, Independent Consultant
  • Josh Sawislak, Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions
  • Vernice Miller Travis, Metropolitan Group 
  • Charles Lee, US Environmental Protection Agency 
  • Sasha Forbes, Natural Resources Defense Council 
  • Marissa Ramirez, Natural Resources Defense Council

We also appreciate the diligent work of the following individuals who helped us finalize and publish the toolkit: Peter Rafle, Communications Director, Caren Fitzgerald, Communications Associate, and Kelly Cruce, Consultant, Georgetown Climate Center.

No statements or opinions contained within this toolkit or affiliated case studies or entries in Georgetown Climate Center’s Adaptation Clearinghouse should be attributed to any individual or organization included in the above Acknowledgements. 

For comments or questions about the Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit please, contact Tiffany Ganthier at Tiffany.Ganthier@georgetown.edu or climate@georgetown.edu.

 

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