Photo credit: Ari Sahagún/Southwest Practitioners Adaptation Network The Southwest Practitioners Adaptation Network (SPAN) is a network of networks that builds capacity for actionable climate adaptation solutions and SPANs the boundaries between science and decision-making. By connecting and leveraging existing networks, SPAN links climate adaptation and assessment practitioners with resources, support, and knowledge to build stronger…

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The Policy Practice Group is excited to launch our first quarterly policy digest! Each quarter, the Policy Practice Group will send out a policy round up including updates shared by members during monthly Policy Practice Group meetings. These policy updates are also collected live during meetings and can be found on the groups’ Policy Tracker.…

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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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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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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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When the pandemic hit in March, ASAP was gearing up for an inspiring season of Regional Adaptation Fora and Regional Adaptation Leadership Award (RALA) ceremonies. While it quickly became clear this was not the year for in-person conferences, carrying forward the spirit of the RALA – strong leadership that inspires action and cultivates grounded hope…

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ASAP is thrilled to highlight the incredible accomplishments of the 2020 New England Regional Adaptation Leadership Award Finalists. Thank you to our nominators and selection committee members who contributed the content for these highlights. Please join us for the awards ceremony celebrating these finalists and our finalists from the Carolinas live on the ASAP Facebook…

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ASAP is thrilled to highlight the incredible accomplishments of the 2020 Carolinas Regional Adaptation Leadership Award Finalists. Thank you to our nominators and selection committee members who contributed the content for these highlights. Please join us for the awards ceremony celebrating these finalists and our finalists from New England live on the ASAP Facebook page…

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DC is boldly moving their resilience strategy forward. After two years of iterative engagement with residents, the capital city’s unique approach includes one of our favorite topics: individual resilience! Check out the Resilient DC report for the nitty gritty on resilience in the nation’s capital city.

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