Join Philanthropy California and our partners for a virtual series aimed at funders interested in wildfire resilience and how it intersects with public health, equity, and climate change.
Western landscapes have always burned and always will. The more we suppress fires and change the climate, the more catastrophic wildfires become. How can we make communities and wildlands more resilient in the age of megafires?
The series will cover the causes of catastrophic wildfire, its compound impacts on issues like public health, equity, water, and climate change, and emerging solutions for saving lives, property, and natural resources. Created for philanthropic organizations and individuals, the series will feature leaders from the government, academic, NGO, and funding communities.
By participating in this series, you will:
- Learn about the history, context, and solutions related to megafires in the West
- Understand the intersections between wildfire and other critical issues to maximize funding efficiencies, co-benefits, and collaboration
- Gain a deeper knowledge of the role philanthropy can play in unlocking innovation or accelerating solutions, and ways you can weave wildfire into your existing grantmaking strategies
- Cultivate an ethos of “an ounce of prevention is a pound of cure” to create preventive, resilience-building solutions allowing government to primarily focus on disaster response
- Build and expand your network with other funders interested in staying plugged in and active on funding opportunities
Session Dates and Registration
Learn more about each session below:
- Session 1: July 7, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: The Convergence of COVID-19 and Wildfire. MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTER >
- Session 2: July 14, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Megafire - The New Abnormal. MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTER >
Session 3: July 21, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Catastrophic Wildfire - Opportunities for Intervention. MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTER >
Session 4: July 28, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: The Future of Wildfire, Climate Change, and Water in the West. MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTER >
Session 5: Aug 4, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: How Wildfire Disproportionately Impacts Vulnerable Communities. MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTER >
Session 6: Aug 11, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Wildfire Resilience and Economic Opportunity. MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTER >
This program is open to all funders (NCG, SCG, SDG members and non-funder members).