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Baby Out With the Stormwater? Congress’ Chance to Fix the NFIP

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For homeowners in flood-prone regions, July means two crucial things: hurricane season is here, and there are only three months left to chart the future of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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Strength in Local Leadership

Together, we can create the future we envision. Photo credit: @benjaminthacker

We are the American Society of Adaptation Professionals. Every day, we change and adapt, responding to threats imminent and distant, to create a better future. Yesterday, we were handed a new challenge. Today, it’s time for us to do what we do best—adapt. (more…)

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Communication and Engagement Intern

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) is seeking a 20 hour/week intern to support the development of climate adaptation resources for its diverse membership of adaptation professionals across the United States. ASAP helps build essential climate resilience for communities across the country by focusing on connecting and supporting the individual adaptation professionals. ASAP provides a platform for climate adaptation leaders to interact, share what’s working, and collaborate with their colleagues. ASAP is headquartered in Ypsilanti, MI with administrative support through the Institute for Sustainable Communities, in Montpelier, VT.

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Adaptation Field Review – Promising Practices

ASAP members are invited to participate in a rapid review of the (1) best practices, (2) needs, (3) and existing resources across the climate adaptation field in the United States. We are preparing the initial review of resources and insights on best practices and needs ahead of the National Adaptation Forum. During the Forum we will provide an opportunity to further refine the resource lists and identify best practices and needs. We hope that you will participate in this review in one or all of the following manners:

2017 ASAP Member Meeting

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Join ASAP members from across the country as we meet for our first in-person ASAP Member Meeting! The ASAP Member Meeting will kick off a week of adaptation learning and networking events at the National Adaptation Forum. Our Member Meeting will provide ASAP members a unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the adaptation practice across the country, network with peers from the public, private and academic sectors, and take a leadership role in shaping and advancing the priorities of the field and our organization. All attendees will receive a Member Handbook and Guide to the National Adaptation Forum, which includes an outline of the ASAP 2020 Vision and a first draft of the ASAP Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics. 

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Corporate Insights on Climate Action

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals and Companies Vs Climate Change co-hosted a panel to share how leading corporation are taking action on climate change. ASAP board member Joyce Coffee spoke with leaders from Standard and Poor’s, AECOM, and Swiss RE in a discussion on how they are integrating climate change adaptation into their strategic planning, business optimization, and client engagement approaches. Find the details and bios of the speakers here.

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Upcoming Webinar: Corporate Insights on Climate Adaptation

Click here to view the recording of this webinar from January 11, 2017.

The American Society for Adaptation Professionals and Companies Vs Climate Change are teaming up to bring you a sensational panel exploring how leading corporation are taking action on climate change. Join us as Joyce Coffee hosts leaders from Standard and Poors, AECOM, and Swiss RE in a discussion on how they are integrating climate change adaptation into their strategic planning, business optimization, and client engagement approaches.

Speakers will include:

Josh Sawislak
Josh Sawislak, AICP
Global Director of Resilience, AECOM Design and Consulting Services

Check out his biography as ‘Resilience and Climate Adaptation Provocateur’ on his Huffington Post author profile.

Alex Kaplan
Alex Kaplan
Senior Client Manager | Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re Management (US) Corporation

Find his bio and contact information here.

 

Pektkov, Miroslav
Miroslav Petkov
Director of Insurance Ratings, Standard & Poor’s
Find his bio and contact information here.

Hosted by ASAP Board Member:

Joyce Coffee

Joyce Coffee, LEED AP
Founder and President of Climate Resilience Consulting

Find her bio, blog and contact information here.

Click here to register for this conversation, happening next Wednesday, January 11 from 1:00-2:00pm (ET).

ASAP Webinar: A conversation on COP21 and what it means for adaptation

Joyce Coffee, Joel Smith, Steve Nicholas, Ira Feldman, and others share their on-the-ground impressions of COP21 and what it means for adaptation and resilience. A number of ASAP members spent some time in Paris during the COP and will be sharing some reflections from those days on the ground. There will then be plenty of time for conversation and discussion.

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