GLAA-C's Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region Conference

GLAA-C's Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region Conference

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Joyce Coffee (Keynote)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Campus

Adaptation Action: Efforts to Parlay Research into Impact in Three Sectors

Joyce Coffee’s keynote address will highlight emerging themes from her experience with:
• the Chicago Climate Action Plan, which used climate science to inform municipal adaptation 
• the latest trends in corporate social responsibiliity, where data support private sector efforts to 
shift from philanthropy to market impact; and
• the ND Global Adaptation Index, a research-based non-profit that focuses on vulnerability and readiness indicators to increase the uptake in emerging economy adapation
In her address, Joyce will explore drivers for adaptation platforms including collateral benefits, the business case, and social impact

About the Conference: Join researchers and practitioners from the Great Lakes region and beyond from June 24-26th to learn about climate adaptation efforts in various sectors and across various scales, foster collaboration, and discuss next steps to building resilient communities and a resilient region. This event will be held at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Conference is being jointly organized by the Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan, the Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities, the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments, and the Kresge Foundation.

Keynote Address: Joyce Coffee