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17
Mar

Building a value proposition for climate and weather services

Climate change, including extreme weather events compounded by ineffective risk management systems, threaten to derail efforts to build resilient nations in Africa. Without improved weather and climate information and effective early warning systems, droughts will put livelihoods at risk, floods will wipe out infrastructure, lightning will take more lives. In Uganda for instance, many lives have been lost and properties destroyed by floods

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12
Mar

Managing the legal risk of climate change

As outlined in two of our recently published articles, the legal landscape is becoming more accepting of lawsuits related to climate change. Preparing for legal climate change risk will likely become more and more important for organisations. Public and private sector organisations involved in or interacting with the natural environment should consider implementing legal risk in their climate risk management

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8
Mar

Climate-related loss and damage: liability, compensation, and responsibility

Even though it does not feature prominently in public discourse, climate-related loss and damage has become an increasingly important topic at global climate negotiations. The simple fact is that people around the world face loss and damage from climate impacts, both now and in the future. Questions of liability and compensation for climate-related loss and damage are highly sensitive topics

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7
Mar

Forensic climate science could leave businesses open to new waves of litigation

The end of last year was marked by the headline-grabbing COP21 agreement in Paris. Amongst the maelstrom of news reports, it would have been easy to miss the news that the Commission on Human Rights in the Philippines agreed to hear a landmark legal case that ties climate impacts directly to the behaviour of high-emitting companies. The case was brought

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15
Feb

Report: NASA/NOAA/OSTP Climate data user study

Many groups — including federal agencies, state and municipal governments, private-sector organizations, and educational groups — should use climate-change information in their planning and long-range decision making. In January of 2016 and building on the work of several federal studies on climate information, 18F was commissioned to investigate the behaviors and patterns of climate-change planning and make recommendations for how

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