TRB Webinar: Greener in many ways: Environmentally sustainable funding and financing

April 22, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
2.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 2.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Environmental sustainability and transportation funding/financing intersect in more than one way. Approaches that encourage transportation patterns and infrastructure investment may also protect the environment and promote sustainability and resiliency simultaneously. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, April 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern that will address these intersections in federal surface transportation authorization, and realignment of state transportation spending. Presenters will also discuss a multi-state transportation climate initiative, and ratings agency perspectives.

The webinar is based on lectern session at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting for practitioners who were unable to attend in person. It was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Revenue and Finance.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Rebecca Higgins, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works
  • Vicki Arroyo, Georgetown University Climate Center
  • Scott Zuchorski, Fitch Ratings

Moderated by: Nathan Macek, WSP

Webinar Outline

1. Addressing resiliency and climate change in the federal surface transportation authorization
2. Transportation Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States
3. Ratings agency perspectives on climate change and resiliency financing

The first 90 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. List the mechanisms considered for integrating resiliency and sustainability into federal climate change legislation
  2. Specify the policy considerations of multistate regional associations working together to align transportation funding and climate change policies
  3. List the factors that ratings agencies consider in evaluating green bonds and other financing that supports climate change and resiliency projects

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For approved webinars, TRB’s webinar program awards Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits associated with participation only to the registered individual and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To receive PDH credits, please register as an individual and sign into the webinar from your personal computer. After doing this, you may join your group in a meeting room. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

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This webinar was developed in October 2019. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits 

This webinar is approved by the  American Institute of Certified Planners for 2 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please make sure that you register for this session and log in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session. 
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Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.