Global Adaptation Institute

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.

The Global Institute for Tomorrow

At the Salzburg Trilogue I’ve met Chandran Nair, founder of the Global Institute for Tomorrow, an independent social venture think-tank dedicated to advancing an understanding of the impacts of globalisation through thought leadership and positive action to effect change. It#s based in Hong Kong.

Chandran really polarized the rest of the participants because he was questioning strongly “old principles” of economy and he gavethought provoking thesis on how WE should start a honest discussion on how to build our common future. I found it very refreshing;-)