Trump Administration Policies: Their Impact on the Battle Against Climate Change: Current Events Urban Resilience

A Ticco Virtual Conference Event
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:00pm EDT

Since taking office, President Trump and those in his administration have made substantial changes which will have long-term impacts on our cities' ability to prepare for the impacts of climate change. We have seen this demonstrated through actions including the US' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and limiting the power of existing environmental policies like the National Environmental Policy Act. Jeff Peterson, former Senior Policy Advisor with the Environmental Protection Agency joined us for this webinar to offer some insight into current policies proposed and at risk, and what today's practitioners need to know to stay up-to-date when it comes to shaping more sustainable communities.

Speaker: Jeffrey Peterson, Author, Former EPA
Retired from the US Environmental Protection Agency, Jeffrey spent 40 years working on environmental policy and coordinating with the Senate Environmental Works Committee under the Obama Administration. He most recently served as Senior Advisor in the agency's Office of Water, which was responsible for climate change policy. Jeffrey additionally served on the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) between 2008 and 2012, for which he co-chaired the Interagency Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup and authored the first national plan addressing water resources management and climate change. Jeffrey authored A New Coast: Strategies for Responding to Devastating Storms and Rising Seas, which was published by Island Press in 2019. A New Coast focuses on sea level rise, storm patterns, and policies/emergency preparedness. In it, he explores the dilemma of how to respond to the impacts of climate change from multiple perspectives.

This webinar was recorded on September 30, 2020 during Current Events - Urban Resilience, a virtual conference hosted by Ticco with support from Island Press. To learn more about this event visit For additional information about Ticco and events like this one visit