Serving at the Nexus of State and Local Climate Planning

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…

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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 lands of the Central Appalachian mountains with nature-based solutions. In her position, Katy works with forest science researchers and restoration practitioners to apply science outcomes at scale through demonstration of…

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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 execute an extensive messaging campaign to urge our federal representatives to include climate adaptation and resilience investments in upcoming federal coronavirus relief and infrastructure bills. With a new round of…

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New ASAP Communications: Targeted, Engaging Content for the Adaptation Field

Our team at ASAP has been working hard to make member publications and the ASAP newsletter more impactful for the adaptation field by curating and disseminating content in a way that is more accessible to readers.  In 2013, ASAP began producing a bi-weekly newsletter, a cornerstone of our work. The original newsletter shared everything from…

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How Economics Can Reframe Adaptation Work

A Conversation with Headwaters Economics In the recent report, Using Economics to Support Climate Adaptation, Headwaters Economics discusses how to make a case for climate adaptation planning through economic methods. As an independent, nonprofit research group Headwaters Economics provides research to help people and organizations develop solutions to some of the most urgent and important…

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