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Baltimore County Resilience Authority

“‘We are already seeing the consequences of climate change – both environmental and financial – in Baltimore County, and we have an obligation to take action now to reduce future impacts,’ said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. ‘A Resilience Authority will allow Baltimore County to proactively research and establish dedicated financial resources for projects to reduce flooding and damage to county and community infrastructure.'” 1

Throwe Environmental’s project with Baltimore County, MD will build on the progress made in the County to-date on the issue of climate resilience, with the intention of establishing the framework for a climate resilience financing authority within Baltimore County. The project will “quantify Baltimore County’s climate resilience needs, and examine how a Resilience Authority can be structured and financed to support efforts to reduce impacts from climate threats, including flooding, sea level rise, excessive heat, and storm surge.” 2

Throwe will work with County staff to convene a project workgroup of agency leaders and experts to guide project implementation. Throwe’s work will result in a thorough literature review of existing climate-related planning documents; a climate mitigation action strategy and project portfolio; a climate action funding and financing “roadmap;” an institutional capacity analysis; and a final project report.

This project will take place between January 2023 and October 2023. 



•  WYPR News: Baltimore County lays out plan — and at least $2 million — for climate change fight in 2023

Office of the Baltimore County Executive: Baltimore County To Develop Framework For New Resilience Authority To Combat Climate Change And Promote Environmental Infrastructure Projects



Project Updates:

WYPR News: Baltimore County lays out $2M plan for climate change fight

Baltimore County has a plan to pay for climate change damages — including establishing a Resilience Authority to pay for long-term infrastructure projects. Read the article

Office of the County Executive: Baltimore Co. to Develop Framework for Resilience Authority

Baltimore Co. announced plans to develop a Resilience Authority to finance sustainability infrastructure projects to protect its community from climate threats. Read the press release

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Meet the Project Team

Joanne Throwe
Project Lead
Dan Nees
Policy & Finance
Kyle Gray
Project Management
Courtney Greene
Research & Policy
Grace Parker
Project Support