Tuesday, November 3, 2020

WEBINAR: Economic Perspectives on Wildfire: Preparation, Property, and Health

The threat of wildfires has become an increasingly large challenge faced by many Americans and as of October 1, over 44,000 wildfires have burned nearly 7.7 million acres in the United States this year. This growing threat is in part due to increasing temperatures and changing weather conditions that are making the fires far more difficult to control and easier to spread.

These wildfires can destroy entire communities and adversely impact air quality and human health across a broad geographic region. It is unlikely that these fire-friendly conditions will become less common in the coming years. This highlights the importance of understanding the potential impacts on property values and on human health as well as ways to reduce the risk of wildfire spread.

To further our understanding of these issues, C-FARE is joining forces with the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AERE) to host a panel titled Economic Perspectives on Wildfire: Preparation, Property, and Health on November 16th, at 12 pm. C-FARE Program Chair Sean Cash will host the event, and AERE President-elect and Resources for the Future Senior Fellow, Karen Palmer, will moderate the discussion. They will be joined by three expert panelists.

The program will run for about 50 minutes. Attendees will be invited to put questions to the panel. Inquiries can be made to Maxwell Reitkopf, Communications Strategist (information@cfare.org).

Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4408139338734166286

The event will be held at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, November, 16th. 

This event is co-organized by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Also, this program is supported in part by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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