Tag: Climate Services

28
Jul

MARCO sister-project, EU-MACS now has public deliverables available!

The overarching EU call topic of climate services market research covers two topics, which are addressed in MARCO and its sister project EU-MACS (EUropean MArket for Climate Services). EU-MACS gathers 9 partners and will make the wealth of climate information truly accessible and applicable for a large variety of potential climate service users. In cooperation with current and potential CS users, the project will develop

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29
Jun

MARCO Chats with Elisa Jiménez Alonso of Acclimatise

In this section, we speak climate services with the MARCO project partners. Our debut interview features Elisa with whom we discuss the the climate services community and how to overcome obstacles faced to the road to strengthening it. MARCO: Tell us a bit about Acclimatise. What does it do and in which way is it involved in the climate services

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17
Jun

EU-MACS Seminar: “Towards Climate Services based on demand and guided by science”

MARCO’s sister-project, the EU-MACS, which studies how supply of and demand for climate services can be better matched, organizes its first seminar: Towards Climate Services based on demand and guided by science in Helsinki on 19 June. Next to presenting the findings on the current functioning of the climate services market, experiences, needs, and prospects of climate service users will get

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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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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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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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13
Feb

Climateurope Festival 2017

Climateurope Festival 2017:  explore challenges  and opportunities of climate services for your activity Valencia, Spain from 5-7 April 2017 The Climateurope Festival 2017 offers a varied 2½ day programme of lectures, discussions, networking and performances to explore the state-of-the-art of climate information, and its uses and value in decision-making at both the European and national levels. A key Festival objective

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13
Feb

Fifth International Conference on Climate Services

The Fifth International Conference on Climate Services will focus on capacity development (including formal and non-formal education, infrastructure, institutional capacity, etc.), with a particular focus on activities and persistent challenges in Africa. Climate services have grown significantly in Africa over recent years. National initiatives, as well as international ones such as SASSCAL and WASSCAL, as well as programs implemented by

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8
Nov

Analysing the European climate services market to unveil opportunities for growth

PRESS RELEASE 2016-01 The new 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. As climate risks grow, both companies and governments are increasingly facing the consequences. Tools, products, data and services that can help them either mitigate or adapt to climate change have

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