Climate Adaptation: Your Examples
I’ve had dozens of lively conversations with my readers over the last month about what climate adaptation is. I thought I’d share a quick list of examples to keep the conversation going.
Climate Adaptation is:
- Planning a drug pipeline to include malaria prophylactics for the Southeastern U.S. (a global pharmaceutical company).
- Installing on-site energy generation, including waste heat recovery, solar photovoltaic, wind) as a back up in the event of a power outage (a university hospital)
- Budgeting to collaborate on port relocations as part of long term planning (an international shipping company).
- Crafting new policies to prevent heat exhaustion, including on-site potable water access and shade provision (a Midwest construction firm).
- Storing chlorine and fertilizer above ground, rather than in the sub-level parking garage (a parking lot owner).
- Including a requirement in the employee handbook that everyone keep a sturdy pair of walking shoes at their desk (a service company headquartered in a NYC high rise).
- Organizing the next fundraising campaign around natural disasters (a child’s health advocacy nonprofit).
- Opting to develop a river view site, rather than a rivers-edge site (a Kentucky real estate developer).
- Testing new variatals of drought-resistant wheat that require less consistent water (an agricultural research consultant).
- Stocking snow-management equipment in Southern markets (a major hardware retailer).
- Updating continuity of operations plan, on the 10year anniversary of September 11 (a major D.C. employer).
- Ensuring that the protocol for accessing office files and emails from home is clear and well communicated (California retailer headquarters)
What’s your quick list?