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).

2017 ASAP Prize for Progress in Adapting to Climate Change




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.

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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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