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CAP’s message settles on a shared truth about the responsibility to act on climate change once its implications are understood.


One principle always holds true: you need good partners focused on collective outcomes to do this work well. And, if not well, why else do it? CAP seeks those good partners who share an interest and optimism toward our adaptive future.

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 and link these to appropriate design and financing or funding options. Janice’s recent work centers on the health impacts of climate change, specifically addressing extreme heat and flooding. She 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 through spatial analysis and mapping with a strong background in implementation. With 30 years of senior project management experience on complex urban projects and a Master of Science focused on transdisciplinary collaborations, Leo is currently focused on the intersection of climate change and health with specific focus on urban heat islands and the social, physical, and environmental conditions impacting at-risk communities. He was also a senior leader of the implementation team responsible for the renovation, reconstruction, and restoration, including Post Sandy recovery, of the United Nations Headquarters under the UN Capital Master Plan. Leo’s background in geographic information systems enriches health-related risk analysis by visualizing the relationships between chronic conditions, long-standing environmental inequities, and climate-related risk factors. By seeing places through a data-driven analysis, Leo visually links investments and equitable distribution.

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