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The ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize

The ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize

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Come apply your company for the ND-Gain Corporate Adaptation Prize!

The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-Gain Index), “summarizes a country’s vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience.” The project’s goal is to help the world become aware of the threat of climate change, as well as encourage urgency to adapt to the issue through public and private investment.

The ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize recognizes organizations that have made measurable contributions in creating resilience or adaptation to climate change, realizing that companies that address the problem should be rewarded. Prizes will be awarded to both multi-national and local corporations for projects that collaborate with local partners in a country ranked below 60 on the ND-GAIN Index. To enter, please submit the application via the online form located on the Prize’s webpage by August 8th.

Climate change is now a real, present threat in the world. As the effects of a changing climate include severe weather events, irregularities in food and water distribution, and refugee flows and human conflict, it is an issue encompassing global security. Here at ASP, we value and appreciate organizations that take steps to addressing climate security, especially our CEO Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.), a judge for the ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize.

When exploring the ND-Gain Index tool, one can see that many countries are still vulnerable to climate change. Rewarding groups that procedurally approach combatting the issue is a step forward. However, much more needs to be done in order to slow the process, and better prepare for the future.

For more on ASP’s climate security; see:

1. Ten Key Facts – Climate Change

2. FACT SHEET: Climate Change’s Threats to the United States – Lessons from the Netherlands

3. Protecting the Homeland – The Rising Costs of Inaction on Climate Change

4. Climate Security Report

5. Climate Change we either Pay Now, or Pay Later