Dr. Rawlings Miller has more than 27 years’ experience in climate science, risk and resiliency, and an additional 2 years’ experience as an engineer. She has led a range of climate vulnerability and risk assessments including significant experience with the built environment, leading or supporting sector-based studies and adaptation planning for transportation, energy, telecommunication, emergency management, and water from project-scale to system-scale to country-scale. She has also supported communities in evaluating their climate risk. More recently, many of these assessments include considering economic consequences and disproportionate impacts on vulnerable populations. Dr. Miller has provided technical and project management, direction, and support across a myriad of climate-related topics for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), World Bank, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Commission for Environmental Corporation (CEC), and Department of Transportation (USDOT). Dr. Miller was invited to be on the federal steering committee and a co-author of the congressionally-mandated Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) report. She has also served as a subject matter expert (SME) in climate resilience for the federal government.
Is Your Organization Resilient to Climate Change?There is growing interest in strengthening organizational resilience to climate change. This includes reducing associated disruptions, enhancing infrastructure resilience, protecting organizational services, and ensuring business continuity. This session will introduce a high-level framework for assessing organizational resilience to climate change.
Introduce a high-level, replicable framework for assessing your organization's resilience to climate change.
- Learn about how coastal flooding and erosion were evaluated for the vulnerability assessment and what key findings came from the assessment.
- Expose participants to the entry points in an organization to climate risks.
- Understand the whole agency perspective in improving climate resilience
- Consider the benefits of advancing near-term and long-term solutions
- Discuss the complexities in evaluating an organization's resilience to climate change
- Consider which elements and themes presented might be useful for your own organization
- Identify potential strategies for your organization to consider