Advancing the Adaptation and Resilience Workforce
The adaptation and resilience workforce is rapidly expanding across every sector and geography as well as a large number of industries. ASAP is working to ensure equitable access to adaptation and resilience jobs, collecting and analyzing data to shed light on the growing marketplace, and helping to ensure quality job performance and consistent adaptation and resilience outcomes from work performed.
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Equitable Access to Adaptation and Resilience Jobs
ASAP hosts an adaptation and resilience jobs database, curates featured jobs and opportunities on our website, and sends featured jobs and opportunities to members each week. We partner with community organizations and academic institutions to expand awareness of adaptation jobs and create a pipeline of talent, especially of people who are affected by climate impacts, to meet adaptation and resilience goals.
Data and Insights Shed Light on a Growing Marketplace
ASAP leverages a network of hundreds of employers, employees, and experts to collect and analyze data on employer, employee, and marketplace trends, needs, and opportunities. Check out these recent projects and publications using ASAP data and insights on the adaptation and resilience workforce:
- Environmental and Energy Study Institute’s 2021 and 2019 congressional Climate Jobs Fact Sheets and their white paper on adaptation and resilience jobs
- National Center for Sustainable Transportation’s white paper on workforce needs for transportation industry adaptation professionals.
- Pilot project connecting public climate data and private climate service providers in the Great Lakes region
Professional Guidance Resources Promote Consistent Adaptation and Resilience Outcomes
Our professional guidance resources clearly and concisely articulate the knowledge and competencies that all adaptation and resilience professionals need, regardless of sector and industry, and they describe how to conduct adaptation work equitably and ethically.
- ASAP’s Living Guide to the Principles of Climate Change Adaptation, Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics, and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Statement collectively describe what adaptation work is and how it should be performed.
- ASAP’s Knowledge & Competencies Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and Climate Resilience Professionals articulates a holistic set of foundational knowledge concepts and core competencies that are necessary for all climate change adaptation and climate resilience professionals to be successful in their jobs.
Partner with us to Develop the Adaptation and Resilience Workforce
In order to ensure equitable access to adaptation and resilience jobs, quality job performance, and consistent adaptation and resilience outcomes from work performed, we need stronger workforce definition, workforce development, education, and training for climate change adaptation and climate resilience workers. ASAP is developing partnerships to support much-needed research on the adaptation and resilience marketplace, establish definitions and structure around the workforce, and provide excellent support to employers and employees. If you’re interested in partnering with us on any of these opportunities, reach out to ASAP Deputy Director Rachel Jacobson.