Tag: Climate

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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4
May

EMS ANNUAL MEETING 2017: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology

The EMS Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2017 will be held from 4 to 8 September 2017 at the Helix Conference Centre Dublin, Ireland. Registration starts this month. Conference theme: Serving Society with better Weather and Climate Information. A key challenge for the meteorological and climatological communities is how best to harness the wealth of data

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1
May

C40 and CDP team up to uncover a 375 billion dollar investment opportunity in urban climate resilience

A new alliance between the global cities network C40 and the global environmental disclosure organisations CDP, has been established to uncover investment opportunities in urban infrastructure amounting to an estimated 375 billion dollars. The announcement, by C40 Executive Director, Mark Watts came at London’s City Hall during the C40 Financing Sustainable Cities Forum hosted in conjunction with the Greater London Authority.

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3
Apr

Planning for yesterday: Why are we building as if we live in a stationary climate?

When planners, architects and designers build major pieces of infrastructure they, very prudently, consider the impact of future extreme weather events. However as thousands of flood victims in the north of England (and millions more around the world) found out in 2015, these measures do not always prevent failure. The reason for this is that it is becoming harder and

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31
Mar

At the crossroads: A 90 trillion dollar, once-in-a-century opportunity to make the world climate resilient

We are at a US$ 90 trillion infrastructure crossroads, according to a new report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Over the next 15 years, the world will need to spend the staggering sum, more than doubling its current infrastructure stock. The scale of the challenge is huge, but offers a massive opportunity to build climate resilience

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21
Mar

ICAO warns of severe climate change consequences for air travel

A report recently published by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO; a United Nations specialised agency), has highlighted that climate change will have a series of consequences for air travel. Increases of in-flight turbulence, an increase of take-off problems, ice, and dust storms are all among the likelz climate change impacts aviation will have to deal with. Additionally, low-lying coastal

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