Center for Progressive Reform

CPR Events

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. 

Read the news release on the event.

Read Rob Verchick's day-of op-ed in The New Orleans Advocate.

Read CPR's paper.

Please send questions or comments about the event to Marianne Cufone at mcufone@loyno.edu or (504) 861-5472.



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