The 2012 World Economic Forum ranked "the failure to adapt as one of the highest global risks and on a par with terrorism."

Why TRI?

There is an overwhelming amount of evidence that warming of Earth’s climate system is unequivocal. Even if humanity manages to avert the worst possible scenario, we are still facing unprecedented warming and costly natural disasters. This is reason enough to manage the risks, build our resilience and increase our knowledge about how to adapt. Fast.

In North America, the cost of denying climate change for so long has resulted in huge gaps in knowledge and therefore risks to our economy, biodiversity, and ways of life. Now, more than ever, there is need for climate education and clear pathways that will help stakeholders take action.

It is encouraging that so many people want to be part of a legacy that turns this dangerous trajectory that we’re on around, even if people don’t quite know how to do to it yet.  As the world begins to take seriously the risks of climate change, TRI will help bring knowledge and good practices from around the globe to stakeholders who are serious about implementing change.