2017 ASAP Prize for Progress in Adapting to Climate Change

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 PRIZE FOR PROGRESS WINNER, THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO!

PURPOSE OF THE PRIZE

The purpose of the ASAP Prize is to improve and accelerate professional practice in climate adaptation by highlighting the practices of leading U.S. communities and organizations that have reduced net losses and decreased vulnerability of natural/human systems to extreme weather events and climate change. The promising practices from these models will provide guidance and encouragement for other communities. The prize celebrates progress in an emerging field and strengthens the professional foundations of current climate adaptation efforts.

All public, private, nonprofit, and academic organizations within the United States and its territories that had implemented projects to reduce the vulnerability of human and/or natural systems were welcome to apply. Applications were submitted by the organization directly involved in the implementation of the project.

The 2017 Prize for Progress was presented May 8 at the 2017 Adaptation Awards Ceremony

 

 

Representatives from the City and County of San Francisco, the 2017 ASAP Prize for Progress winner, received:

  • A complimentary registration to the National Adaptation Forum (a $525 value)
  • Recognition at the National Adaptation Forum during a featured award ceremony
  • Promotional support for the featured work via ASAP’s website, newsletter, webinar programs, social media, and through the development and distribution of a case study on the program.

Interest Topics:

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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ASAP Webinar: 2015 Prize for Progress Winner – Baltimore City and the Disaster Preparedness Project and Plan

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals is pleased to have hosted this webinar on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015.  The webinar focuses on the great work that Baltimore City has been doing to build climate resilience through their All Hazards Plan and the development and execution of their Disaster Preparedness Project and Plan (DP3). Listen in and hear a bit about the “special sauce” that makes this recipe for building resilience a success. 

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