Matrix 2015

An Overview of the Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN)

ND-GAIN produces a tool that measures a number of aspects of a country’s vulnerability to climate change effects, and also its readiness to absorb investment that will help combat adverse effects.  The tool has a long time-series, which makes it...

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STUDY TO ASSESS CLIMATE RESILIENCY OF MORE THAN 250 US CITIES

Contact: Alex Gumm, 219-746-5953, agumm@nd.edu  The University of Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) has announced it will assess the climate vulnerability and readiness of every U.S. city with a population over 100,000 – more than 250 in all – in an effort to...

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Contest

Entrepreneurial Solutions for Adapting to Climate Change

ND students had the chance to enter the McCloskey Business Plan Competition with innovative approach to enhancing resilience and improving livelihoods in the face of climate change. Opportunity space:  Food security  Water access Coastal protection  Ecosystem services  Human habitats  Infrastructure resiliency…...

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Global Adaptation Index

This chart by ChartsBin.com shows the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index by Country. The ND-GAIN Index is a navigation tool that helps corporate and development leaders manage risks exacerbated by climate change such as over-crowding, food insecurity, inadequate infrastructure and civil conflicts....

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COP21’s Outcome: Adapt or Bust

As the Paris climate negotiations closed Saturday, you heard a great deal of hope and optimism as well as congratulations for vision and progress emanating from COP21. Indeed, important commitments have been made – but they’re pledges, not actions, and...

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Where Is the Private Sector in #COP21 Talk?

Newswise — As Paris climate talks enter the final frenzied hours, Joyce Coffee, managing director of the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), points out that business is neglected in the agreement. She says… “In the 28 page draft, the private sector is...

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2015 Winners

ND-GAIN Prize Winners 2015

This year's winners are DADTCO and AECOM & IBM! The winners were honored at an event in connection with Climate Week NYC and the United Nations Sustainability Summit. View brochure of 2015 ND-GAIN Prize Winners…

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Climate change projects win Notre Dame prizes

Posted in the South Bend Tribune: Climate change projects win Notre Dame prizes SOUTH BEND — Two projects that address climate change in developing countries have won the 2015 Corporate Adaptation Prize, which is awarded by the University of Notre Dame's...

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The Pope, the Encyclical and Notre Dame

“Young people demand change.” This line grabbed our attention the most when reading the papal encyclical released over the summer. ‘Laudato si’ is the latest and most drastic move taken by the Vatican to address the worldwide climate crisis. As...

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Uaa Progess

Urban Adaptation Assessment Progress - June 2015

Prolonged drought, excessive heat, extreme weather… these are just a few of the hazards facing the global community in response to climate change. The ND-GAIN Country Indexprovides a means to view a country's vulnerability and their readiness to successfully implement...

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2015 Adaptation Ideas Prize Honorable Mention: Patrick Conry

In the Spring of 2015, the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), hosted a cross-disciplinary ideas competition to gather the best thinking from Notre Dame students on the humanitarian challenge...

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2015 Prize

2015 Adaptation Ideas Prize Winner: Alicia Czarnecki

In the Spring of 2015, the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), hosted a cross-disciplinary ideas competition to gather the best thinking from Notre Dame students on the humanitarian challenge...

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Momentum for Change -Apply to Receive UN Award!

Organizations, cities, industries, governments and other key players that are taking the lead on addressing climate change adaptation in developing countries are encouraged to nominate their projects for a prestigious United Nations award. http://momentum.unfccc.int/ The United Nations Climate Change secretariat...

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