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.
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
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
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
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
Climate change impacts on water are well documented, from floods to droughts hydrological climate impacts affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people around the world. One aspect of the issue that is, perhaps, less well reported is that of climate impacts on wastewater. In an effort to correct this, the UN has made wastewater its theme for this
A few weeks ago, we published an article highlighting the importance of urban climate change adaptation in rich countries. Today, we want to draw your attention to how a Danish landscape architecture firm is using design to build climate resilient infrastructure in Copenhagen. According to the IPCC, Denmark (among other things) will have to deal with more frequent and heavier
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