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ASAP's two award programs, the Regional Adaptation Leadership Award and the Prize for Progress, respectively highlight excellence in adaptation leadership and excellence in adaptation practices of communities and organizations. These programs are a critical component of ASAP's work supporting and connecting adaptation professionals, standardizing and advancing the adaptation field of practice, and fostering innovative adaptation action.
Regional Adaptation Leadership Award
The ASAP Regional Adaptation Leadership Award (RALA) honors individuals who have distinguished themselves in the climate change adaptation field through exceptional leadership. It recognizes the fact that deliberate, proactive adaptation, preparedness, and resilience-building is a change process, a deviation from business-as-usual, and a courageous act of doing something new and different. At its heart are individuals who make this change happen, sometimes with very few resources. The RALA recognizes distinguished adaptation leaders who approach their work in a strategic, sophisticated, well informed, inclusive, and effective manner.
Prize for Progress
ASAP is proud to present the Prize for Progress program, where we award practitioners to recognize their contributions to the development of the field and resilience in their communities. Sign up to receive notification of future awards!
View our past finalist snapshots!
2020 - 2021 Adaptation Co-Creation Series
The space where innovation and climate resilience meet
Each session of the Adaptation Co-Creation Series will showcase on-the-ground adaptation practice across a variety of sectors and regions. Through this program we are putting the spotlight on the role of private sector service providers and the valuable partnerships they form with municipalities, states, tribes, and other entities to advance the adaptation field and promote innovation and excellence in practice.
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October 2020 - Join us at the ASAP Member Meeting for an interactive session on integrating justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into your adaptation practice
- Jacqui Patterson
- Lil Milagro Henriquez
- Galen Hardy
- Kim Lundgren
- Shameika Hanson.
December 2020 - Corporate Climate Leadership and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Journey.
- Ken Sparkman, Climate Risk + Resilience Management Lead, Microsoft
- Jamie Jones Ezefili, Vice President, Senior Project Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Northern Trust
- Kris Canto, Enterprise Risk Management Senior Analyst, American Family Insurance (AmFam)
- Dr. Paul Munday, Associate Director, Climate Adaptation and Resilience at S&P Global Ratings
- Facilitator: Emily Wasley, Practice Leader, WSP’s Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change team and ASAP President-elect
February 2021 - Climate Data Enterprise
- Jeff Hicks, NEMAC/Fernleaf
- Karen Rogers, NEMAC
April 2021 - Still Available to Sponsor!
2018 - 2019 The Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Leadership Webinar Series
Jointly hosted by ASAP, the University of Arizona's School of Sustainability University of the District of Columbia, and the Security and Sustainability Forum The Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Leadership Webinar Series introduced participants to climate change adaptation leaders working in adaptation and resilience policy, innovation and technology, and climate justice and social equity from across various scales of government, and the private and non-profit sectors. Each session highlighted how these experts are putting effective, equitable and ethical climate adaptation into practice, creating benefits for constituents, customers, and expanding the market for climate solution technologies.
Over 2000 attendees participated in the three part webinar series. Participants came away with:
- A better understanding of why and how to act now to adapt to climate change, including how to decrease risks and seize opportunities.
- Concrete examples of how leaders are accelerating climate change adaptation action and how they can replicate these actions in their own work.
- The ability to identify key stakeholders needed to create robust and equitable resilience, including residents, political partners, aligned professionals in the health, urban planning, and engineering fields, and local and global businesses.
Welcome to the ASAP Member News Archive! Each bi-weekly newsletter provides highlights from the field including best adaptation actions, case studies, reports, and opportunities to engage in the adaptation community.