Most climate change discussions, from the news to international negotiations, focus on the problems regarding our emissions of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, etc…), which are the primary driver of climate change. Often these discussions focus on our current levels of emissions or how we can go about creating policy or inventing technologies that would reduce our emissions in this country and around the world. This is not what ClimatePrep.org covers.
ClimatePrep.org is about Adaptation. Roughly defined, climate change adaptation is a set of actions taken to reduce vulnerability to actual or expected changes in climate. This process involves both minimizing risks, such as those posed by sea level rise, and enabling systems at all levels (government, business, local communities, etc.) to become more resilient.
ClimatePrep.org aims to define climate change adaptation through illustrations of on-the-ground adaptation projects, explorations of adaptation concepts, and sharing lessons learned from work around the world.
Write for Climate Prep
ClimatePrep.org is always looking for new adaptation related stories to feature. If you have an article you are interested in writing for us please contact us at ClimatePrep@wwfus.org or use the form below.
What types of stories are we interested in featuring?
The ClimatePrep team is skilled at working with writers from around the world to develop adaptation stories. If you have a story or concept you are interested in writing about then we are more than happy to work with you to develop it. ClimatePrep was developed to feature stories about climate change adaptation. As such entries submitted for review should focus on:
- Telling the story of an adaptation project and/or its outcomes and lessons learned
- The exploration of a particular adaptation related concept, idea, or methodology
- The release of a new adaptation related tool/methodology in which that tool is actually applied
- Analyzing particular aspects of national or international adaptation policy
This list is not exhaustive, so if you have a story that you think the readers of ClimatePrep would be interested in, but does not fit one of these categories, please do contact us.
What are we not interested in featuring?
There are always exceptions to the rule, however, in general, we are not interested in featuring stories which
- Focus is primarily on impacts, mitigation, REDD (or any other subject) without a substantial exploration of how such a subject would be related to some aspect of adaptation.
- Primarily serve to advertise ones institution, new product, or event.