Motu

28
Jun

Why climate services?

Climate Services Serving a society in transition President Junker’s commitment of leading ‘the fight against global warming […] in line with the objective of limiting any temperature increase to a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels’ calls for a transformation and deep decarbonisation of the whole economy. A ‘forward-looking climate policy’ implies the reduction of fossil fuel emissions

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21
Jun

New study finds legal sector demand for climate services very likely to increase in near future

Law, and therefore legal services, will be indispensable to achieving a just transition to a low-carbon economy, as well as to ensuring that societies are resilient in the face of future climate-related risk. This renders the legal profession an essential actor, be it through crafting clear and robust legislation, ensuring compliance, or upholding constitutional rights. New research by Acclimatise, that

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24
May

MARCO infographics now available!

For the MARCO case study reports, qualitative and quantitative analysis of the existing and future demand for climate services have been undertaken. Sectoral characteristics that will be explored through the case studies include: ownership/operation of long-term fixed assets reliance on climatically sensitive natural resources, and association with the European or global climate services market amongst others. Currently, two case study

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22
May

MARCO Chats with Harilaos Loukos, Chair of the Advisory Expert Committee

In this section, we speak climate services with the MARCO project partners. Our second interview, this short Q&A features Harilaos Loukos with whom we discuss his interest in climate services and how projects like MARCO and EU-MACS will change the future of climate services in Europe. MARCO: What sparked your interest in the Climate Services? Harilaos: After my post doc I

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9
Mar

Adaptation Futures 2018: 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Adaptation Futures 2018 builds on the legacy and key messages that emerged from the previous conferences. 4 Key Messages from Adaptation Futures 2016 The adaptation community should remain dynamic, learn from other communities and develop synergies. It is key to connect scholars with policy-makers and practitioners, focusing on solutions. Innovation is essential for adaptation. The adaptation community needs innovative research on new

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7
Mar

RESILIENT CITIES 2018

Resilient Cities – The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – is hosted every year in Bonn. In 2010 ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germany launched Resilient Cities, the first forum on cities and adaptation to climate change (in 2012 renamed as Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation). More

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5
Feb

2017 recap : MARCO is making the case for climate services in 2018

Since its starting date in 2016, the MARCO project had a lot of action in 2017! MARCO (Market research for a Climate Services Observatory) Horizon 2020-funded project will address how climate services can better help fight and adapt to climate change. To tap into this untapped market potential in climate services, MARCO has taken steps to create an open, two-way dialogue

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31
Jan

Resilience building at risk? 5 key insights for addressing borderless climate risks

Borderless climate risks have the potential to severely hamper or completely roll-back progress made on building resilience through climate change adaptation. Can they be addressed in the follow-up of the Paris Agreement’s global goal on adaptation? This concern was the convening force behind a recent UNFCCC Side Event at COP23, titled A Global Adaptation Goal and borderless climate risks: Strengths

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26
Jan

Take action on climate change through entrepreneurship: join CKIC Summer School

Take action, join the Climate-KIC Journey: Europe’s largest summer school for climate innovation and entrepreneurship offers a unique combination of climate knowledge and hands-on business experience. The Journey brings together students and professionals from all over the world. From validating an idea to understanding the market, structuring a business, and building a team, Climate-KIC gears you up for the world

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23
Dec

MARCO was represented at COP23!

The MARCO project was represented at COP23 by Suzi Tart (LGI), one of the project partners. During the event, she met with the winner of the #MARCOCOP23 draw – an initiative created to boost participation in the climate services market demand survey and also appeared on a panel! Here’s a quick summary: “With Fiji presiding over COP23, world leaders focused

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