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Talley Burley

Manager, Climate Risk & Insurance


Areas of expertise:

Flood Insurance. Disaster insurance, household and community resilience, climate adaptation, disaster policy


Talley Burley is the Manager, Climate Risk & Insurance at Environmental Defense Fund. Talley’s professional experience lies at the intersection of urban planning, communications, and climate adaptation & disaster resilience policy. Working across teams she conducts research and policy analysis related to the roles and opportunities for insurance in a changing climate.


Before joining EDF Talley worked as a Senior Policy Advisor for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Climate & Environmental Justice (MOCEJ), where she led housing resilience and financial resilience policy and program development for the City. While at MOCEJ Talley led efforts working with local communities facilitate open, transparent communication about flood risk and climate adaptation strategies; and worked on policy and advocacy efforts to support climate adaptation retrofits and investments for the City’s residential housing stock. Talley also previously worked for New York City’s post-hurricane Sandy disaster recovery program Build It Back. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from American University and a Master’s in Urban Planning from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.