Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership
The Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership uses the IPCC's definition of adaptation: "The process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects. In human systems, adaptation seeks to moderate or avoid harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. In some natural systems, human intervention may facilitate adjustment to expected climate and its effects."
2021 Climate Adaptation Conference
January 20, 2021
9:00-12:15pm via Zoom
$30 / $15 for students with a .edu email address
Keynote speaker Sam Grant, Executive Director of MN350, a panel discussion moderated by Heidi Roop, the Extension Climate Specialist, and breakout session for the audience.
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Climate Adaptation Webinars
In the face of a changing climate, Minnesotans are responding with innovative and collective efforts. To highlight these efforts, the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) will be hosting a series of webinars about climate adaptation and resilience in Minnesota. These webinars will focus on knowledge, tools, and case studies from local leaders.
August 26, 2020
September 23, 2020
October 2, 2020
November 18, 2020
Webinars will be held from 12:00-1:00pm
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Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards
The Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards, presented by the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP), recognize and celebrate exceptional achievements in leadership, education, research, policies, and practices that improve resilience and develop, advance, or implement climate adaptation strategies.
2021 Award Recipients
INDIVIDUAL: Any individual who has offered significant leadership, provided education, developed or implemented strategies, conducted research, or otherwise made an impact in the field of climate adaptation in Minnesota. Contributions of emerging or established leaders should demonstrate advancement of climate adaptation, with depth in one focus area or across a breadth of audiences or disciplines.
BUSINESS: Any private sector, for-profit business or company that has implemented significant practices, programs, projects, or policies to advance climate adaptation in Minnesota.
*ORGANIZATION: Any non-profit, team, community of faith, youth group, neighborhood association,local government unit, state or federal agency, tribal nation, educational institution,or similar entity that has achieved significant progress or implemented practices or projects that advance climate adaptation in Minnesota.
*PARTNERSHIP: Any collection of individuals, organizations or businesses that have collectively worked together to achieve significant progress in climate adaptation or have implemented practices or projects that advance climate adaptation in Minnesota.
*Indicates new or revised category for this year.
2020 Climate Conference Resources
- Full Program
- Book of Abstracts
- Award Winners
- Presenter Bios
- Attendee Presentations
- Climate Adaptation Tools
- Recording of Keynote Presentation
- Platinum Sponsor: Minnesota Polution Control Agency
- Gold Sponsors: Barr Engineeering, Minnesota Sea Grant, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, UMN Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
- Silver Sponsor: Emmons & Olivier Resources