Adaptation Co-Creation Series: Innovations in Adaptation Finance

ASAP is hosting a year long webinar program highlighting how partnerships lead to innovative adaptation action across the United States.  The ASAP Board of Directors is spearheading this new initiative, with leadership from Jennifer Jurado (Broward County), Jessica Grannis (Audubon), and Emily Wasley (WSP).

Adaptation Co-Creation Series highlights innovation through examples of on-the-ground practice in adaptation through a variety of sectors and regions. The webinar series showcases private service providers and their contribution through partnerships with a diversity of collaborators to advance the adaptation field and embody innovation and excellence in practice. 

You missed it? Watch our recording of Webinar 2: Innovations in Adaptation Finance, here. You can also review the slides here.

Webinar 2: Innovations in Adaptation Finance
August 25, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET  

The challenge of climate resilience is mostly local. But local governments don’t have the capacities, including financial wherewithal, to cope alone during the next decades. Innovative bond initiatives, public private partnerships, and collaborations with States can each play a unique role in creating the climate-resilience financial system that local governments need.

Join adaptation and finance experts from Quantified Ventures, Climate Resilience Consulting, and re:focus partners as they share best practices and real life case studies that demonstrate how innovative finance tools like environmental impact bonds (QV), green banks (CRC) and public private partnerships (re:focus) are putting adaptation projects in the ground and making communities across the country more resilient in the face of climate change.

Session Presenters:
Ben Cohen, Director of Urban and Coastal Resilience, Quantified Ventures
Joyce Coffee, Founder & Principal, Climate Resilience Consulting
Shaun O’Rourke, Chief Resilience Officer, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank
Shalini Vajjhala, Founder & CEO, re:focus Partners
Beth Gibbons, Executive Director, American Society of Adaptation Professionals

Session Moderator:
Emily Wasley, Senior Project Director and Future Ready Advisor at WSP

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join this session.

Co-Design, Present & Sponsor ASAP’s Adaptation Co-Creation Series

Are you leading a powerful adaptation partnership? We’d love to feature your work in an upcoming session. Get involved as a presenter, sponsor, or both! For more information, please contact Beth Gibbons

Adaptation leaders from within and beyond current ASAP membership are invited to contribute in this new program! Participating in the Series can take many forms:

  • Joining as an active participant to learn from members and fellow adaptation leaders;
  • Presenting a project that highlights the value of partnerships in advancing adaptation innovations;
  • Sponsoring & co-designing a session in the series;
  • Sponsoring & co-designing multiple sessions;

Upcoming Adaptation Co-Creation Sessions

October 2020
Webinar 3- Advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion through Professional Practice

December, February, April 
Webinars 3 – 6 – Theme: Design the series with ASAP!