This webinar discussed various plans for generating data on local vulnerability and resilience, and focus on the importance of standardized indicators and city data to take a uniform approach to what is measured and how it is implemented. Standardized indicators help cities assess their performance and progress while allowing them to draw comparative lessons. Developments in this direction and the ISO 37120 were shared.
Prominent industry leaders will speak at ND-GAIN's 2014 Annual Meeting, the premier gathering of domestic and international adaptation influencers. Join other private, public and non-profit sector leaders, to discuss the most important global issues of our time - risk and opportunity in water, health, ecosystem services, infrastructure and food security.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to Thursday, November 6, 2014
Scheduled for November 4-6, 2014 in Washington D.C., this 2nd International Conference will tackle the difficulties linked to the evaluation of climate change and development, described by many as a major 21st century evaluation challenge.
Join senior government officials, international experts, corporate representatives, and Notre Dame faculty to examine how public-private partnerships can play an impactful role in global development challenges at the 2014 Global Impact Forum.
Based off her experience in city government, the private sector, and now ND-GAIN, Joyce Coffee will address how climate adaptation translates to local government. Her keynote, ADAPTATION IMPLEMENTATION: RESEARCH TO IMPACT IN THREE SECTORS will look at how local decision-makers can approach adaptation from a practical standpoint.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to Friday, September 19, 2014
Global shifts like population growth, natural resource constraints and extreme weather are creating new challenges for corporations with global supply chains, causing disruptions, delays and cost increases.
By 2030 over five billion people will live in cities, concentrated primarily in Asia and Africa. These cities are ill-prepared for the population explosion, especially coupled with large-scale disasters and climate change. From hyper local waste and sanitation management, to data-driven disease surveillance, to smarter city grids – how can small and large businesses, along with government and donors, become part of the larger resilience movement?
Big Questions Need Big Data: Population and Climate
This session offers a panel discussion with Joyce Coffee regarding new tools for understanding how population dynamics affect climate change predictions, and how to measure and model resilience at local, national, and international levels.
Monday, September 1, 2014 to Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Asian Development Bank, Manila, the Philippines
In collaboration with the National Institute for Disaster Risk Management (INGC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the ND-GAIN research team is preparing a full impact evaluation proposal on the impacts of community-based disaster risk management committees (CBDRMCs) in Mozambique.
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
Unlocking Global Adaptation Solutions: Country Resiliency Index to Inform Decision-Making
This session will look at adaptation across many scales and sectors, from international to community levels, from ecosystems to health to infrastructure. Panelists will discuss tools to inform adaptation decision-making, federal and state adaptation initiatives and examples of community adaptation implementation.