Tag: Climate Change

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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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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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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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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