Delta Dispatches: The Road to Resilience
Thanks for listening to this week’s episode! Today, Simone and Jacques talk about the ongoing efforts by Louisiana’s state agencies and nonprofits to increase coastal resilience in relation to climate change. First, we catch up with Jeannette Dubinin, the Director of Resilience and Adaptation for the Center for Planning Excellence, or CPEX. She talks about some of their exciting new projects and their free virtual Smart Growth Summit that is currently underway — and accepting participants! Their next session is focused on green infrastructure in Louisiana. Louisiana’s first Chief Resilience Officer Charles Sutcliffe joined us for our second segment, providing the juicy details about the governor’s latest executive orders focused on lowering carbon emissions across the state and increasing collaboration between state agencies to promote resilience initiatives.
This podcast came in the wake of Hurricane Delta striking southwest Louisiana just six weeks after Hurricane Laura. To help with recovery, check out our list of resources: http://mississippiriverdelta.org/laurarelief