Philippines: Providing help beyond the headlines.

Flooding in the Phillippines after 2012 hurricane (Photo courtesy of Mathias Eick EU/ECHO, Creative Commons)

Ceres report

By: Tim Hill

Last week, Ceres – a Boston-based nonprofit advocating for mobilizing business leadership for a sustainable world – released the report, “Stormy Future for U.S. Property/Casualty Insurers: The Growing Costs and Risks Of Extreme Weather Events.”

Manhattan-Tony Blair

Tony Blair, former United Kingdom Prime Minister, speaks at the Opening Ceremonies of Climate Week NYC 2012.

Evening at Chandni Chawk, New Delhi

Chandni Chawk, New Delhi, India (Photo courtesy denharsh.com, Creative Commons)

Adaptation, Swiss Re appFloods are becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change, and their insurability poses challenges to the insurance industry, homeowners and companies alike. Swiss Re just released an app for iPad that explores the world’s flood hotspots and different solutions to tackle flood risk.

coffee-joyceAfter one year of blogging on the “Climate Adaptation Exchange”, Joyce Coffee, Edelman CSR & Sustainability Vice President, has covered a wide range of topics in adaptation from


Dr. Juan José Daboub, Founding CEO of the Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN), opens his presentation “Human Development Issues in Atlantic Basin Countries”. 


From left, Vicky Arroyo, Georgetown Climate Center Executive Director; GAIN Founding CEO Dr. Juan José Daboub; Shannon Herzfeld, Archer Daniels Midland Vice President; and Jon Riberas, Gonvarri Steel Industries

Coastal Protection

Investment and economic growth provides a means to choices, and there is great opportunity around the world to build resilience to global changes.

GAIN Index 2012 - Open Consultation

View the Open Consultation documents: 

GAIN Index 2012 Summary of Changes

Drought at Lake Mead

Decreasing water levels in Lake Mead near Hoover Dam (Photo courtesy Chris Richards, Creative Commons)


Vicki Arroyo is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center of Georgetown University Law Center where she is also a Visiting Professor. She oversees the Center’s work at the nexus of climate and energy policy, supervising staff and student work on adaptation at the state and federal level. She teaches “experiential” environmental law courses to both law and public policy students.


GAIN Founding CEO Dr. Daboub, second from left, tours a low-lying water area in Vietnam. See Vietnam in the GAIN Index.   

EcoCitizen Crowdmap

Visit the EcoCitizen World Map at ecocitizen.crowdmap.com.

Ushahidi, one of the 2012 GAIN Prize recipients, continues to grow and make an impact on the world.