U.S. severe weather: How funders can support recovery


1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT

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Globally, extreme weather disasters occur every day. According to the World Meteorological Association, 50% of all recorded disasters between 1970 and 2019 were due to weather, climate and water hazards. These disasters caused 2.06 million deaths and $3.64 trillion (USD) in losses. Seven of the top 10 costliest disasters in that period occurred in the U.S.

In recent years, we’ve seen increasing numbers of billion-dollar disasters in the United States. Already in 2024, there have been 11 billion-dollar disasters confirmed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. All of them are storms.

This emergency webinar brings together experts to discuss how funders can address the increasing number of extreme weather events. Panelists will discuss the long-term impact of these disasters, the needs of communities and gaps in recovery.

At the end of this webinar, donors will:

  • Understand the connection of climate change to this year’s severe weather.
  • Learn how to plan your emergency giving strategy before a disaster hits.
  • Understand how to address root causes that make marginalized populations more at risk from the impacts of severe weather so they can recover quicker and more equitably from disasters.

While primarily aimed at funders, it may also interest emergency managers, government staff, academics, disaster responders and nongovernmental organization staff who are interested in or working on disasters and other crises.

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CDP’s Vice President of Funds Management and Coalition Building, Sharad Aggarwal, will moderate the discussion with the following panelists:

This webinar is co-sponsored by Giving Compass.

Automatic closed captioning will be available via Zoom during the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and posted on this page. We will email the link to the fully captioned recording to everyone who registered.

CDP is striving to increase the accessibility of its webinars. Please email Katie Huang and let us know what accommodations you need by June 14; we will do our best to meet your needs as feasible.

Photo: Flooding in Texas, May 6. 2024. (Credit: Texas Division of Emergency Management via X)