Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Climate Change, Pollution, Habitat Degradation... What’s a Bird or a Wetland to Do?

By Rachel M. Gregg

Earlier this year, the National Climate Assessment shared its initial conclusions with the world. A number of technical reports informed those facts and are now emerging in the literature.  EcoAdapt's own Lara Hansen co-authored two of these new articles!

Preparing for and Managing Change: Climate Adaptation for Biodiversity and Ecosystems emphasizes the strides made in the conservation world with respect to managing for change rather than maintaining the status quo and provides a framework through which to view adaptation as an ongoing process rather than a fixed endpoint.

The Added Complications of Climate Change: Understanding and Managing Biodiversity and Ecosystems addresses the exacerbating factors of environmental stressors that cause ecosystem degradation and how the interactions between these stressors and climate change will complicate natural resource management.

It might be more than you can bear to think about, but climate change is not a lone agent of change! Fortunately, there are clever and engaged scientists and practitioners paying attention to these intricacies. Stay tuned for more information!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Register Now for the Adaptation in the Private Sector/ND-GAIN Webinar on November 14th!

Join us on November 14th at 10 AM PT for:

Adaptation in the Private Sector-Uncovering Risks & Opportunities in the Global Marketplace with the ND-Global Adaptation Index

The ND-Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN; is the world’s leading index showing which countries are best prepared to deal with global changes brought about by overcrowding, resource constraints, and climate disruption. The Index, which is free and open sourced, aims to unlock global adaptation solutions in the corporate and development community that save lives and improve livelihoods while strengthening market positions. The Index moved to the University of Notre Dame in April 2013. It was formerly housed in the Global Adaptation Institute in Washington, D.C.

ND-GAIN ranks countries annually based on how vulnerable they are to droughts, super-storms and other natural disasters and, uniquely, how ready they are to adapt. Decision-makers use ND-GAIN’s country-level rankings to determine how vulnerable countries are to climate change and how ready they are to adapt, thus informing strategic operational and reputational decisions regarding supply chains, capital projects, and community engagements.  

Dr. Jessica Hellmann is ND-GAIN’s research director, and Joyce Coffee, is ND-GAIN’s managing director.

Space is limited.
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