The Center for Progressive Reform hosts periodic conferences and briefing sessions on a range of environmental, health and safety issues, often examined through a regulatory lens.
Beyond the Levees: Weathering Climate Change in Louisiana
On April 15, 2016, the Center for Progressive Reform, Loyola University College of Law Environmental Law Center, and Oxfam America presented a one-day forum on nonstructural risk reduction strategies for the Louisiana coast.
This forum included presentations on two new research papers commissioned by Oxfam in 2015:
Climate Change, Resilience, and Fairness: How Nonstructural Adaptation Can Protect and Empower Socially Vulnerable Communities on the Gulf Coast
A Sense of Place at Risk: Perspectives of Residents of Coastal Louisiana on Nonstructural Risk Reduction Strategies
Policy recommendations from a coalition of community-based organizations and Oxfam, based largely from the research papers, were presented as well.