Adaptation planners help communities prepare for climate change impacts. For instance, in some areas, they write new zoning and building codes to protect communities against sea level rise. In other areas, they help prepare for drought, wildfire, and extreme weather disasters, such as hurricanes or blizzards. But despite these important activities, as a profession, adaptation planning is still in its infancy.
COFFEE: “Most of the real scions in the climate adaptation space started their careers doing something very, very different and now have evolved into focusing on how we can save lives and improve livelihoods in the face of this incredible global shift.”
That’s Joyce Coffee, board member of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals – ASAP for short.
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