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September 29, 2022 2022 FALL COUNCIL MEETING

The Racial and Financial Implications of Climate Disasters and Natural Hazards

Communities of color often struggle to recover after a natural disaster has run its course. This panel provides attendees a historical context of how segregation, discrimination, and redlining have isolated communities of color in areas more susceptible to natural disasters. Disasters are costly, and even though money spent on mitigation can significantly reduce the money spent on response and recovery, disaster response in the United States seems to focus on the latter, creating a financial strain on the federal government. Many individuals lack adequate insurance, and governments can stand behind immunity laws, leaving a hefty price tag, which begs the question—who ultimately pays for disasters? This program focuses on who pays—and who should pay for natural disasters, as well as look into non-financial elements of recovery.

This panel was presented on Thursday, September 29, 2022, during the joint fall meeting of the American Bar Association's Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, State and Local Government Law Section, and Young Lawyers Division. This program is offered on-demand for viewing only and does not qualify for CLE credit in its recorded form.



Joint Sponsors: ABA State and Local Government Law SectionABA Young Lawyers Division


CLE Resource Packet 
Please note: only in-person attendees are eligible for CLE credit.

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