Adaptation in the Private Sector: Uncovering Risks & Opportunities in the Global Marketplace with the ND-Global Adaptation Index

Joyce Coffee, Jessica Hellmann
Created: 1/21/2014 -

Abstract

This is a recording of a November 2013 webinar sponsored by the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE; cakex.org), a program of EcoAdapt.

The ND-Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) is the world’s leading index showing which countries are best prepared to deal with global changes brought about by overcrowding, resource constraints, and climate disruption. The Index, which is free and open sourced, aims to unlock global adaptation solutions in the corporate and development community that save lives and improve livelihoods while strengthening market positions. The Index moved to the University of Notre Dame in April 2013. It was formerly housed in the Global Adaptation Institute in Washington, D.C.

ND-GAIN ranks countries annually based on how vulnerable they are to droughts, super-storms and other natural disasters and, uniquely, how ready they are to adapt. Decision-makers use ND-GAIN’s country-level rankings to determine how vulnerable countries are to climate change and how ready they are to adapt, thus informing strategic operational and reputational decisions regarding supply chains, capital projects, and community engagements.

 

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Organization(s)

The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) is part of the Climate Change Adaptation Program of the University of Notre Dame's Environmental Change initiative (ND-ECI). The ND-GAIN Country Index follows a data-driven approach to show which countries are best prepared to deal with global changes brought about by overcrowding, resource-constraints and climate disruption. The Index aims to unlock global adaptation solutions in the corporate and development communities to save lives and improve livelihoods while strengthening market positions.

Keywords

Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Create/enhance resources and tools
Region
International

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