Tag: Climate Change

21
Nov

Reducing flood risk with the help of ecosystems

While Houston is still reeling from the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, it appears that one of the city’s main vulnerabilities were its vast impervious surfaces. Concrete, asphalt and various types of surface materials prevent the absorption of water into the soil, and when gallons of rain pour down on urban areas, drainage systems get saturated. Ecosystems could make a substantial contribution to

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9
Nov

The Maldives: Tensions between climate action and tourism

The Maldives are at the front lines of climate change. The nation is comprised of 1,200 coral islands grouped in archipelagos and atolls, and only sits about 2.5 meters above sea level. According to former president Mohamed Nasheed the Maldives are the third most at risk country to sea level rise. Facing a grave future from climate change, Nasheed created plans

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11
Sep

MARCO Events: 1st Stakeholder Workshop in Milano, Italy

The MARCO 1st Stakeholder Workshop will take place on the 31st of October 2017, following Climate-KIC’s “Climate Innovation Summit” in Milan, Italy. MARCO (MArket Research for a #Climate Services Observatory) is to hold its 1st Stakeholder Workshop which will take place on the 31st of October 2017, following the event Climate-KIC’s “Climate Innovation Summit” in Milano, Italy. This will be

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5
Sep

Climate change in the Alps: Threatening winter tourism and boosting summer tourism

The Alps are famous for their pristine slopes, which facilitate many popular winter sports, such as skiing. In fact, one third of every Euro that a tourist spends in Austria, can be traced back to tourism. However, climate change threatens the vitality of the mountainous terrain and the snow conditions that allow the snow sports to thrive. Yet, climate change

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3
Jun

Businesses must now get serious about climate change disaster preparedness

By investing in climate resilience businesses can unlock a ‘triple dividend’ that can protect their workforce and save money, new research suggests. Despite this, the current level of investment in climate change related disaster risk reduction is very low, leading to a stockpile of unmanaged climate risk that threatens to undermine business competitiveness.Last week a global cyber attack affected organisations

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31
May

Achieving urban resilience to climate change: focus on medium-sized cities

Cities are home to half of the world’s population and produce 75% of global GDP, as such municipal governments are central to building a climate resilient economy. During the COP21 climate conference last year, 400 mayors convened to discuss challenges and solutions for urban centres. It was one of the largest climate meetings for local level officials of all time.

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26
Apr

Europeans say they already feel the impacts of climate change

A new study about climate change perceptions of European citizens in France, Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom reveals that the majority think their country is already feeling the effects of climate change. The study, which was written by a team of authors from Cardiff University (UK), Climate Outreach (UK), Institut Symlog (France), Rokkan Centre for Social Studies (Norway), University

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20
Apr

3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference

OUR CLIMATE READY FUTURE The theme of ECCA 2017 (from 5th to 9th June 2017) is ‘Our Climate Ready Future’. This conference hopes to inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and enhance the environment. It brings together the people who will deliver action on the

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10
Apr

Low snow cover threatens Swiss ski resorts 

The effects of continued global warming on Alpine snow cover could have a devastating impact on Switzerland’s winter sports industry. Switzerland, one of Europe’s principal winter sports destinations, expects the impact of climate change will leave many of its mountains short of snow cover by the end of the century. The prospect illustrates the urgent need for climate scientists to

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7
Apr

ICLEI Resilient City Conference 2017

Registrations are now open for Resilient Cities 2017, the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation taking place May 4-6, 2017. Resilient Cities 2017 will take place in Bonn, Germany and will explore current and pressing issues for urban resilience and adaptation to climate change such as climate-related health risks, internal displacement and forced migration, and risk transfer and

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