On this week before Thanksgiving,
ASAP is thankful for You.
View the full plate and see how else climate change could affect Thanksgiving here: Extreme Thanksgiving: Resource Media (2011)
We are thankful for the work that you do to help your communities, organizations, businesses, and institutions prepare for climate change. We are thankful for the energy you put into overcoming barriers, addressing challenges, developing promising practices, and moving the field of adaptation forward. We are especially thankful that you are members of ASAP and helping us create a vibrant network of adaptation professionals.
Enjoy your holiday week and keep up the great work.
We are also thankful to the ASAP members who have already filled out their 2014 member survey and been entered into a drawing for one of 25 limited edition stainless steel water bottles. It’s not too late. All surveys received by Friday, Dec. 5 will be entered into that drawing.
Action in Adaptation
A new US Climate Resilience Toolkit was released this week. The toolkit includes the Climate Explore tool, which allows users to investigate climate projections and map potential climate impacts like sea level rise, and a Taking Action section, which highlights 24 case studies of communities, organizations, and companies who are working to reduce their climate risk.
Adaptation by the Numbers
| in the Resilience Task Force
| in those seven themes
| to advance the recommendations
What We're Reading
Recommendations to the President
From the President’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
Need something to read by the fire after Thanksgiving dinner? Meeting for more than a year, the 26 governors, mayors, county officials, and tribal leaders along with hundreds of staff members (many of them part of ASAP) have provided recommendations on how the Federal Government can respond and support communities across the country that are dealing with and preparing for the impacts of climate change.
ASAP Member Webinar: Cities Impact and Adaptation Tool
Dec. 11 | 2:00pm Eastern
During this webinar, University of Michigan Climate Center staff Dan Brown and Ashlee Grace will walk through how to use the newly released "Cities Impacts and Adaptation Tool," a decision support tool that helps practitioners throughout the Great Lakes region integrate climate information into their planning, policy and infrastructure decisions. This webinar will demonstrate how to use the tool's three unique features: a location-specific climate information report, an interactive peer networking map, and an adaptation strategy database with over 500 adaptation strategies identified.
ASAP Webinar: Resilience Task Force Recommendations Highlights
In Case You Missed It...
Save the Date: Dec. 18, 2014 12:00pm Eastern
Through the work and leadership of the ASAP's Policy Affinity Group, we are partnering with the Security and Sustainability Forum to bring you an in-depth discussion of the Resilience Task Force recommendations from the people who wrote it. So, mark your calendar, watch the ASAP Facebook feed and your inbox for more details.
2015 ASAP Prize for Progress
Applications due Dec. 12th.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized at the National Adaptation Forum for all the great work you are doing to prepare for extreme weather events and climate change. Submit an application, (or send the link
to someone you know is doing great work) to ensure that professionals throughout the U.S. (and the world) have access to the most innovative and cutting-edge adaptation practices out there, yours!