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Study Reveals How Prepared Countries Are For Climate Change

The almost two-decade Notre Dame project indexes various factors to assess risk and readiness To the average layperson, the possible effects of climate change can seem both frightening and unpredictable. A long-standing research project, however, is tracking how countries are...

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2014 Annual Meeting

Highlights from the Annual Meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_kTc0AbGPQ ND-GAIN's Annual Meeting was the premier gathering of domestic and international adaptation leaders. The event was held at the non-partisan Wilson Center, and attended by thought leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors. ND-GAIN released...

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Reflecting Post Sandy

Two years have now passed since Superstorm Sandy crashed into the northeast of the United States, showing Americans the need for climate action. Sandy remains one of the most expensive extreme weather events…

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Disproportionate risk vs. human resilience

I continue to mull over several 2014 New York Times articles with the general view that Americans don’t share an affection for communal giving and living. One sage contended that New Yorkers could never respond as the Dutch do under...

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2014 Winners

ND-GAIN Prize Winners 2014

This year's winners are Centre de Suivi Ecologique and Novartis International AG!   Centre de Suivi Ecologique | Adaptation to Coastal Erosion Centre de Suivi Ecologique's Adaptation to Coastal Erosion project in three urban coastal areas with economic importance for fisheries and tourism and affected by...

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Index Inquisition, Incursions, Insides, Insights

Earlier this month, the Economist warned about the vagaries of Index.  I’ve written about this, too.  And I agree we must be careful about reading too much into Index.  But, as a journalist who interviewed me recently pointed out, “Journalists...

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Corporate Adaptation Stories: Risky Business

Risky Business Data tell great stories With mid-term U.S. elections less than two months away, I have been scanning the news eagerly to locate any references to the significant Risky Business Project report on climate change released in June. I...

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