Spring and Summer bring new projects including the launch of our Halcyon Adaptation Scenario (sm) process,;internships for undergraduates and graduate students, certifications and classes including disaster risk reduction, multilateral/plurilateral process participation, environmental collaboration using the Collaboration Integration Paradigm (sm), scenario development facilitation and more; and impending participation at RIO+20 on the future of global sustainability.
Following on the successful work at COP17 in Durban, South Africa including two well-received presentations, Climate Change Disaster Risk Reduction: The Complementary Applications of Human Health In DRR Strategies and Health as a Driver of Climate Change Policy - Local Efforts: Global Action, we move into further work with our disaster risk reduction partners and ISDR and the African Union Commission to assist countries in constructing and adding a plan for health and climate change to their formal UNFCCC national adaptation plans for Least Developed Countries or the less structured but equally imporant national adaptation plans for other nations.
Josh Smedsrud has joined us as our IT guru. He is an amazingly creative and sensitive information technology specialist with a keen cyber security focus who takes my ideas and coverts them to useful and practical code. Welcome to the team, Josh!
Abigail continues her work as policy analyst and in actively promoting our internships a local colleges and throughout the US and the world. Our new partnership with the Moraceae-Project in Charlotte, North Carolina allows us to add our research focus and value to their community based environmental advocacy training and projects ranging from inner-city Charlotte to Nicaragua.
It is shaping up to be a busy year. Please join us in our education, research and policy projects, either in person on online. Internships are now virtual for researchers at different levels. Watch for releases of our scenario development process and certifications.
As always, we welcome your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org