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."

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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.

Webinar dates:                                        

     August 26, 2020
     September 23, 2020
     October 2, 2020
     November 18, 2020
     December, 16, 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 nomination information
2021 nomination form

Deadline: October 23, 2020

AWARD CATEGORIES                                                    

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.

Climate Adaptation Awards Highlights

2020 Sponsors

Platinum

 mpca

Gold

barr          seagrant    mdh     mda mwqcp 

   
 rsdp

Silver

mda

2021 Conference Note

We are currently planning a virtual conference for early 2021. For more information, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Parking

Please use lot S104. The sidewalk is open to get to the conference center. Handicapped parking spots are in the turn around loop off of Gortner.