Friday, December 4, 2015 to Friday, December 11, 2015
ND-GAIN engaged events at
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties 21
ND-GAIN brought our mission of enhancing the world’s understanding of adaptation through knowledge, products and services that inform public and private actions and investments in vulnerable communities to the Paris Climate Talks, COP21.
ND-GAIN Research Director, Jessica Hellmann will present at the Peace Research and Education Seminar (PRES), a colloquium designed for Notre Dame's Kroc Institure faculty and faculty fellows as well as PhD students. Her talk is titled, "Adaptation to climate change around the world: Insights from the ND Global Adaptation Index."
What is the potential cost of climate change—and what are the opportunities to take action to prevent it? As the globe experiences historic temperatures and natural disasters seem to occur with increasing frequency, lost productivity, unsustainable supply chains, and property damage are but a few of the economic and social costs. In December 2015, the world will gather for the 21st meeting of the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP21.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 to Wednesday, September 30, 2015
South Bend, IN
On September 29-30, 2015 the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business will host a conference on Climate Investing at Notre Dame that will include business executives, investors, academics, activists, journalists, students and the general public.
The Risky Business Climate Data Summit 2015 is a practitioner-focused, hands-on gathering of senior business leaders, government officials and leading technology providers, that addresses this disconnect. Over the course of the day, thought leaders from these fields will collectively brainstorm innovative strategies to harness the power of climate data for business-led climate action.
Bridging the Gap: Climate Data for Business Innovation
Business leaders and investors are increasingly demanding better information about
the risks and opportunities associated with a changing climate. However, despite
the plethora of climate data available today, there are many challenges in ensuring
that end-users can access and make sense of the data. How should industry,
scientists, and the government work together to create tools and methodologies to
make the most of Big Data in the climate space?
Corporations and Climate Adaptation: Innovation in Emerging Economies
The 2015 ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize winners will be honored on Wednesday, September 23 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at an event hosted at Baker & McKenzie in connection with Climate Week in New York City.
Come meet the winners of the 2015 Prize, followed by a lively panel discussion with judges and recipients addressing global solutions to the changing climate.
Monday, September 21, 2015 to Sunday, September 27, 2015
New York City, NY
Innovative leaders from business and sub-national governments will come together this September, to showcase their transformational action and commitments at Climate Week NYC 2015.
In connection with Climate Week NYC and the United Nations Climate Summit, ND-GAIN will honor the winning projects of the Corporate Adaptation Prize.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 to Friday, September 4, 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
The “World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” will focus on “innovative approaches to implement climate change adaptation”, and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.