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Celebrating Black Excellence in Adaptation

This Black History Month, ASAP is celebrating the excellence that our Black members bring to the field. Among them are Shameika Hanson, Community Protection Specialist at The Nature Conservancy, and Emma Tipton, Policy Associate at the American Meteorological Society. We’re honored to share their reflections with our community.  Read on to learn how they are…

Introducing Emily Wasley, ASAP’s New Board President

January 25, 2021

A key priority for Emily is leaning into ASAP’s values of democracy and transparency to ensure the work of the Board and the work of ASAP Member Leaders is integrated, complimentary, and accessible to the entire ASAP community. Emily emphasizes that ASAP’s “incredibly supportive, innovative, collaborative, and driven network of practitioners” has a place for…

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2020 Texas Regional Adaptation Leadership Award Finalists

December 3, 2020

Erika Bierschbach Austin Energy, Vice President, Energy Market Operations & Resource Planning Erika is advancing the City of Austin’s goal of providing carbon-free energy to residents through innovative and bold programs.  Erika Bierschbach has been instrumental in advancing the City of Austin’s goal of providing 100% carbon-free energy to residents by 2035. Carbon-free electricity is…

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ASAP Advances the Private Sector Climate Services Marketplace

November 30, 2020

Between 2016 and 2020, ASAP members from for-profit companies increased from 15% to almost 30%. According to Climate Change Business Journal, climate adaptation and resilience services market growth has been in the double digits since 2018 and is forecast to continue its growth at least 12-15% per year to at least 2022. Now is a…

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Announcing the New York State Climate Migration Modeling Accelerator. Applications due December 14.

November 9, 2020

INTRODUCTION As communities, ecosystems, and economies are pummelled by worsening climate disasters, the world is opening its eyes to an unavoidable consequence: human migration. But researchers and practitioners are just beginning to think about where people will move to — and how to prepare so-called climate-receiving communities. We must act now to establish the foundation…

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New Mentorship Program Co-Chairs

November 5, 2020

ASAP is excited to kick off the 2021 Mentorship Program with the leadership of our new program co-chairs. Welcome to the team, Kim and Tori!  Tori Griffin started her educational career at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI studying Marketing and Communications. Her studies sparked an interest in the decision-making process, but she longed for…

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