About Four Twenty Seven
Happening This Week
The City of San Francisco is taking a pioneering step towards climate change adaptation by incorporating sea level rise and flood risk into development decisions. This new policy comes just a week before the two year anniversary of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, largely caused by storm surges predicted to be more prevalent with increased sea level rise. Prospective projects in areas at flood risk may not receive funding, or may have to include hazard-reduction measures before getting approval. Although limited to public projects, $25 billion worth of development decisions over the next decade will now include sea level rise considerations. The coast of California is home to $100 billion of risk from climate change-induced sea level rise, with the Bay Area being one of the most vulnerable hot spots.
While the private sector is not currently subject to the same oversight, forward-looking corporations are quickly coming to the realization of the economic necessity of preparing for climate change. Including a focus on business continuity through the lens of climate change risks increases a company's chance of not only surviving historic-level storms such as Katrina and Sandy, but is also correlated with being more competitive on a day-to-day basis.
Recent Blog Entries
October 27-30, 2014 - GreenBiz's VERGE in San Francisco
November 4, 2014 - The UN Global Compact's US Network Symposium in New York City
Emilie Mazzacurati will speak on climate risks in the supply chain.
November 5, 2014 - The 2014 Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index Annual Meeting in Washington, DC
Emilie Mazzacurati will speak on climate risk and business continuity planning
February 23-25, 2015 - The Climate Leadership Conference in Washington, DC
For more details on upcoming events and training courses: visit the Events section of our website.
Four Twenty Seven in the Media
Four Twenty Seven is featured in the Environmental Business Journal's Environmental Industry Outlook 2014: read the full article here.
Four Twenty Seven on Twitter
- RT @ClimateReality: Join @OFA's digital day of action to honor #Sandy by joining our climate change webinar 10/29 http://t.co/4mVCit7c5H ht…
- Insurers' lack of preparedness is a failed opportunity to incentivize #climate resiliency investments via @CeresNews http://t.co/j5ZeziAtyb
- RT @euHvR: Good news for climate, citizens health, international climate talks #Paris2015, sustainable jobs, #energysecurity & competitiven…
- It hasn't changed: U.S. insurance firms failing to address climate change risk -report http://t.co/bi1KlTdcfC via @reuters via @valerieVolco