WORKSHOPS

ADAPTATION 101

INTRODUCTION TO ADAPTATION METRICS

ADAPTATION VALUATION STRATEGY BASICS

CREATING FORESIGHT FOR ADAPTATION DECISIONS

ADAPTATION 101

LISA GRANQUIST, PHD

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Description:

Adapting to climate change has been considered by some as giving up the fight to eliminate emissions and halt global heating and climate change. The science is in, though, and shows that the

What you'll learn:

  • Why climate adaptation is as important as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • The difference between adaptation and mitigation. 

  • Why adaptation actions are urgently needed in every country, jurisdiction and sector.

  • About adaptation actions for communities, businesses, supply chains, and the financial sector.

  • About climate policy and funding. 

  • Some of the complex and contentious issues involved in adapting to urgent, extreme and accelerating climate impacts. 

  • Why climate justice is important for everyone. 

  • How taking adaptation action is an investment.

  • Everyone who wants to know the difference between climate mitigation and climate adaptation and how they’re related.

  • Politicians and policy makers 

  • Natural resource managers

  • Businesses and NGOs

  • Communities facing climate threats

  • Financial managers and insurers

  • All types of organizations that are exposed to climate changes, or involved in reducing climate impacts on their citizenry, community, assets, or projects.

Who it's for:

 

INTRODUCTION TO

ADAPTATION METRICS

KARL SCHULTZ

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Description:

STILL NEED DESCRIPTION.

What you'll learn:

  • Purposes of adaptation metrics

  • Challenges and ways of understanding what matters

  • Can there be a “universal metric for adaptation”?

  • Alternative monitoring and evaluation approaches, metrics, and indices

  • How development and climate finance are different and need metrics

  • Challenges with comparing different types of adaptation measures

  • Scalability and micro to macro effects: adaptation projects, programs, and when policies don’t “add up” 

  • Thinking through adaptation metrics for your needs

  • Corporate reporting through Task Force for Climate Related Disclosure (TCFD), etc.

  • Investors wanting to know how their investments are exposed to the physical climate, and how they may be delivering adaptation results

  • Corporate strategic planners needing to use adaptation metrics for corporate risk assessment and strategic evaluation of investments

  • Government policymakers needing to evaluate adaptation projects, programs and policies

  • Monitoring and Evaluation experts needing to understand how to integrate adaptation results

  • All types of organizations that are exposed to physical climate changes, or involved in reducing climate impacts on their citizenry, community, assets, or projects.

Who it's for:

 

ADAPTATION VALUATION

STRATEGY BASICS

ROLAND MADER

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Description:

Companies leave money on the table when they ignore physical climate risk and its impact on corporate valuation. Governments miss out on providing appropriate public services, and investors avoid optimizing their portfolios. This workshop helps managers and planners of all types of organizations an opportunity to learn how a process called “adaptation strategy valuation” (ASV) can serve as a guide for understanding how to optimize value.

What you'll learn:

  • If your organization leaving money on the table

  • How to account for physical climate risk and its impact on corporate valuation 

  • The types of corporate valuation, and why adaptation strategy valuation is most appropriate for climate risk and adaptation

  • The basics of adaptation strategy valuation

  • What tools and data are required to effectively do an ASV

  • For public sector participants, how ASV can be used to optimize public services and count non-financial benefits, what tools are needed to accomplish this

  • How much expertise is required for different levels of ASV

  • How much ASV will be necessary to profit a company, and how do ASV results give companies strategic insights for investments, corporate operations, and competitive advantage

  • This workshop helps managers and planners of all types of organizations an opportunity to learn how a process called “adaptation strategy valuation” (ASV) can serve as a guide for understanding how to optimize value.

  • CEO, CFO, COO, corporate planning, ESG reporting, CSR. 

  • Managers and planners at all levels of government bodies. 

  • Investors and investment analysts.

Who it's for:

 
 

CREATING FORESIGHT FOR ADAPTATION DECISIONS

DAVE McCORMICK

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Description:

Climate adaptation is or ought to consider future demands and needs, not just considerations of climate scenarios, but also political, social and economic environments. For professionals and organizations grappling with the challenges of climate change, and with the climate adaptation policy, planning and investment landscape constantly changing, as is the world around us – being future focused helps you anticipate opportunities and stay one step ahead. By building your future informed insights (foresight) you will generate new business possibilities and manage risks. Adaptation finance has doubled year-on-year. Climate-related disasters are more frequent and extreme than ever in modern history. What matters is the future – not just of the climate, but the social, political, and economic landscape that enables (and constrains) decisions that organizations and professionals dealing with adaptation can take.

DAVE McCORMICK

What you'll learn:

  • Explore how the future adaptation landscape might develop over the next decade through horizon scanning

  • Identify potential business opportunities and risks in terms of:

    • financial resources

    • policy opportunities

    • technologies for planning and adaptation implementation

    • business developments and partnership opportunities.

  • Teams or functional representatives in:

  • Businesses who are developing/contributing to climate adaptation strategies and plans

  • Organizations who provide climate adaptation support (e.g. NGO, Regional Development Bank, local community, state-level agency)

Who it's for: