Drought, Hurricane and Wildfire Impact on State and Local Credit

We will discuss credit risks of drought, hurricane, and wildfire to state and local governments, areas of vulnerability, and current and future credit impacts.

The frequency and severity of extreme environmental events such as hurricanes, wildfire and drought are projected to worsen over the next 30 years. This will in turn increase state and local government exposure to the physical impacts of these hazards. We will discuss the current state of these environmental risks events, areas of greatest vulnerability and the impact of these challenges on US municipal credit.

  • Discuss the current status and projected trajectory of hurricanes, drought and wildfire?
  • Which areas of the US are most exposed to the various climate risks?
  • How are US state and local governments responding to environmental risks? 
  • How does Moody's incorporate this exposure into credit? 
  • What are the projected  long-term credit impacts of hurricanes, drought, and wildfire?


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    Leonard Jones Managing Director - Public Finance Moody's Investors Service Bio
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    Michael Wertz VP-Senior Analyst Moody's Investors Service Bio
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    Helen Cregger VP-Senior Credit Officer Moody's Investors Service Bio
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    Denise Rappmund VP-Senior Analyst Moody’s Investors Service Bio
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    Joseph Manoleas AVP-Analyst Moody's Investors Service Bio
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