Tag: Climate Services

14
Sep

MARCO’s looking for interviewees in the building and transport sectors

Do you work within the building industry or the transport and logistics sector? And do you use weather or climate data, such as seasonal forecasts or other information about future weather conditions and their consequences? If you can answer yes to both of these questions, you are the person we are looking for to participate in a short 30 min.

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25
Aug

Analysing existing data infrastructures for climate services

The Horizon 2020 project EU-MACS (EUropean MArket for Climate Services) is in full swing and our research is showing first results. Acclimatise and EU-MACS partner Twente University finalised a report analysing the existing climate data infrastructure, and how it may inhibit or stimulate the European climate services market.   The research involved mapping and cataloguing relationships of organisations involved in the climate data infrastructure

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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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