Climate change is the mother of all disruptions. As the West Coast grapples with its impacts—from drought-igniting wildfires, to sea level rise inundating coastal areas— how are communities and businesses adapting?

Molly Wood, host of Marketplace’s “How We Survive,” will moderate a conversation on July 29 from 4-5:30 p.m. with journalists from West Coast public media organizations – Jes Burns of OPB, Ezra David Romero of KQED, Sharon McNary of KPCC and Tom Banse of KUOW – about where the boldest and most thoughtful solutions for climate change are coming from in our region.

The panel will address questions such as:

  • What policies and emerging technologies may help us stem rising global temperatures and their most severe outcomes?
  • What green solutions will serve community needs equitably?
  • Which climate projects are enticing investors and poised to create industry giants in the next decade?
  • How are communities, industry, the public sector working together—or at odds—to turn things around?

The panel will address these regional concerns along with audience questions together as they explore the future of climate adaptation.

RSVP is required for this free event. Visit OPB’s Eventbrite page to sign up and receive a link to the stream in advance.

We also want to hear from you: How are you and your community using renewable energy and shifting away from fossil fuels to combat climate change? Text the word Climate to 51901 with your answer and we may include it during our live event (standard message and data rates may apply).

This event is sponsored by Green Hammer and The School of Business at Portland State University.