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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…

NYSERDA Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan

January 31, 2019

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Environmental Research Program includes a focal Research Area of Climate Change Adaptation. This document focuses on the climate change adaptation component of the program’s comprehensive research plan. NYSERDA’s adaptation research aims to provide “a scientific foundation for formulating effective, equitable, energy-related environmental policies and resource…

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Coastal Risk Consulting

January 31, 2019

COASTAL RISK CONSULTING ASSISTS MAJOR INVESTOR WITH DUE DILIGENCE FOR PURCHASE AND PROTECTION OF WATERFRONT PROPERTY. Contributed by Hilary Stevens, Coastal Risk Consulting In late 2018, a major investment group was considering the purchase of a waterfront hotel property in Miami Beach, Florida. As part of the due diligence on such a large purchase, the…

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City of Somerville, Massachusetts Climate Forward Plan

January 20, 2019

Somerville, Massachusetts’ climate change plan includes policies, programs, and strategies for climate change adaptation, mitigation, and social equity. 13 primary strategies or Action Areas were developed to make Somerville climate neutral by 2050, and more climate resilient in the near-and long-term.

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Welcome Aboard the 2019 Mentorship Program Co-Chairs!

January 11, 2019

Welcome Aboard the 2019 Mentorship Program Co-Chairs! As new Program Co-Chairs, Monica Gregory and Katharine (KC) Stover worked with Rachel Jacobson at ASAP to set up the 2019 cohort for ASAP’s Mentorship Program. The new co-chairs both value increasing diversity in the adaptation field and hope to assist in expanding opportunities to underserved communities through…

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CA EO N-05-19 CAL FIRE to provide recommendations on wildfire prevention and mitigation, including at-risk populations

January 8, 2019

From California Governor Gavin Newsom, this Executive Order directs CAL FIRE and other state agencies to recommend administrative, regulatory, and policy changes to prevent and mitigate wildfires. To support the California communities most vulnerable to wildfire impacts, the California Department of Fire and Forest Protection (CAL FIRE) will also recommend a methodology to assess what…

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