Juan J. Daboub founded the Global Adaptation Institute. It is a non-profit environmental organization guided by a vision of building resilience against climate change and other global forces as a key component to sustainable development. Their mission is to enhance the world’s understanding of the urgency for adaptation to climate change and other global forces and the support needed through private and public investments for developing countries.
The Institute just launched the Global Adaption Index (GaIn). It summarizes a country’s vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges on the one hand and its readiness to improve resilience on the other hand. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead.
In this interview – also conducted at the Salzburg Trilogue – Juan J. Daboub explains his ideas about the new institute and the index.