how might we…

better mitigate and adapt to extreme heat

redefine our relationship to water while addressing flooding as well as sea level rise

create resilience financing strategies that move ideas to action

build ambassador capacity to strengthen dialogues

foster leadership to build long-term resilience


Climate Adaptation Planning includes strategic guidance, facilitation, and change management of teams whose formative questions need to address near, mid and long-term challenges related to climate change and its implications to social, economic and environmental systems.

Advocacy includes collaboration with leading organizations whose intentions are to support policy or programmatic evolutions in order to further integrate climate science and adaptation to climate change at multiple scales.

Partnership Building includes fostering an expanding network of collaborators whose professional expertise contributes to climate-inclusive solutions while mutually developing a shared practice of climate adaptation.

about us…

we are…

Dr. Janice Barnes
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As Climate Adaptation Partners (CAP) Founder, Janice works with public and private clients to identify their risks and vulnerabilities and to meet their resilience goals. With technical training in architecture and a doctorate linking environment and organizational behavior, her 30 years of design experience bridges practical applications with empirical research to enable organizations to critically evaluate their possible adaptation pathways given current and expected exposures and link these to appropriate design and financing or funding options. Janice values bringing teams’ collective contributions together in order leverage overall talents. Known for her abilities in facilitating stakeholder dialogues on complex issues, she frequently works with organizations seeking ways to generate new thinking and build dynamic strategies. Her message settles on a shared truth about the responsibilities to act on climate change once its implications are understood.

Leo Temko

As a partner of Climate Adaptation Partners (CAP), Leo supports client understanding of climate-change risks, vulnerabilities, and adaptation options in the context of implementation and through spatial analysis and mapping. With 30 years of senior project management experience on complex urban projects and a Master of Science focused on transdisciplinary collaborations, Leo helps teams succeed by highlighting connections, increasing contextual awareness, and promoting transformative collaborations. Prior to establishing CAP with Janice Barnes, Leo was a senior leader of the implementation team responsible for the renovation, reconstruction, and restoration of the United Nations Headquarters in New York working under the UN Capital Master Plan. Most recently, he was Director for a New Orleans-based architectural firm provided operations and strategic guidance for the firm’s project teams.