The Climate is Changing.

Now is the Time for Action.

This is the Place for you.

Together, we can make our communities, ecosystems and economies safer and more resilient.

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) supports and connects professionals to better prepare for climate change. ASAP helps members strengthen their professional network, exchange best practices and practical advice, and accelerate innovation-all leading to a more equitable and effective climate adaptation practice.

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Discover and connect with like-minded colleagues.

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Read member stories and accomplishments and share your own

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Give back to the field of climate change adaptation and help shape its future

ASAP Advances Adaptation Careers

Excel in your current job, and explore new jobs and opportunities.

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ASAP members are planners working to make communities safer, policy makers on both sides of the aisle, young professionals just starting out in a climate-related field, researchers testing and answering climate questions and many more!

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ASAP Member Survey 

The annual ASAP Member Survey is now open through May 31!

As a social impact network, ASAP relies on our members as leaders, partners, and collaborators in everything we do -- from visioning on the Strategic Planning Committee to leading Member Interest Groups to holding the network accountable on the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

One lucky survey respondent will receive a FREE YEAR OF ASAP MEMBERSHIP! ($150 value!) Five respondents will receive a free E-Book from our partners at Island Press and five additional respondents will receive ASAP water bottles!

Adaptation Innovations

Walnut Way Conservation Corp: Blue Skies Landscaping

In Lindsay Heights, an African American neighborhood in Milwaukee, WI. Walnut Way Conservation Corp. is building community resilience through their program, Blue Skies Landscaping. Specializing in green infrastructure projects, Blue Skies focuses on beautifying vacant lots, residential, and commercial properties while reducing storm water pollution. Walnut Way employs community members, leading to economic opportunity in…
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Fayette and Kanawha Counties Improve CRS Ratings

West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) recently recognized the counties of Fayette and Kanawha in their efforts towards fostering more disaster-resistant ...
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Greater Miami Resilient305 Strategy Released

This past month in Southeast Florida, Miami-Dade County, an ASAP organizational member, alongside the City of Miami and the City of Miami Beach released their Resilient305 Strateg. ...
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Serving at the Nexus of State and Local Climate Planning

Facilitation Team for Matheny Tract community outreach event that took place on Martin Luther King day. From left to right: Arlin Benavides (CivicSpark Opportunity Access Fellow), Blanca Escobedo (Policy Advocate, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability), Rebecca Berg (CivicSpark Resiliency Fellow), Miles Gordon (CivicSpark Climate Fellow)photo credit: Ricardo Torres By: ASAP Member Miles Gordon The California Adaptation Planning Guide, a state-produced resource for local governments and regional planning agencies who want to undertake climate adaptation planning in their respective jurisdictions, has been in the midst of a two-year update process since 2018 and is set to be transmitted to the general public in early summer 2020, with plans to convert it to an interactive web application on California’s Adaptation Clearinghouse ...
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Mentorship Spotlight: Creativity in Research and Planning

Mentee Katy Barlow is the Restoration Manager for The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Central Appalachians Program. The program’s mission is to protect and manage the climate-resilient ...
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ASAP Members Collaborate to Launch Policy Campaign

By: Miles Gordon, ASAP Member Over the past two weeks, I have been working as part of a group of ASAP members to plan and ...
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