Every year, the Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) recognizes outstanding performance in the climate change field with their Business Achievement Awards. EcoAdapt is pleased to announce that we were chosen to receive the 2015 award for Advancing Best Practices: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience.
Nominations for the 2015 CCBJ Business Achievement Awards were accepted in 200-word essays in either specific or unspecified categories. Final awards were determined by a committee of CCBJ staff and CCBJ editorial advisory board members.
EcoAdapt was recognized for providing valuable support, training and assistance to local adaptation practitioners in the public and private sectors. Program and project accomplishments from 2015 that garnered attention include:
- Continued research and outreach through the State of Adaptation initiative, producing case studies and synthesizing lessons learned through interviews with and surveys of adaptation practitioners. In 2015, these surveys included assessing adaptation efforts in the Southeast and U.S. Caribbean water resources and U.S. marine fisheries management.
- Continued management and curation of the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKEx.org);
- Serving as primary sponsor and organizer of the May 2015 National Adaptation Forum in St. Louis, MO;
- Working with SeaPlan, the City of Boston, and The Boston Harbor Association to develop an adaptation indicators framework to track and evaluate climate-related progress within the city; and
- Establishing and running the Available Science Assessment Project, which aims to apply scientific knowledge to increase the effectiveness of adaptation actions, with its first test case examining the role of fire treatments in Northwest national forests and communities.
For more information on the other winners of the Climate Change Business Awards, visit http://ebionline.org/business-achievement-awards.
The 2015 CCBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XIV in San Diego on March 9-11, 2016. The Environmental Industry Summit is an annual three-day executive retreat hosted by EBI Inc. Lead Scientist, Rachel M. Gregg, will formally accept the award in person at this event.