About Leading with Equity in Adaptation Practice (“LEAP”)
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) and the American Society for Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) are behind a new program to support climate change projects in the Upper Texas Gulf Coast Region. The Leading with Equity in Adaptation Practice (LEAP) Program is an opportunity for people across the region to learn together, build understanding and trust, undertake local projects together, and create a stronger and more diverse network of people preparing for the impacts of climate change. The LEAP Program centers community perspectives on the impacts of extreme weather and climate change, supporting community leaders’ efforts to make their communities safer and healthier.
Community collaboration and leadership is at the heart of the LEAP Program. When members of the community—with multiple backgrounds and experiences—participate, this strengthens their response to new risks and opportunities in a changing climate.