Ben has worked on climate adaptation for 10 years, with a focus on developing systems to manage climate risks, and a particular interest in the water sector. He leads GCAP's climate screening work. Follow him @bdp_smith on twitter.

weADAPT is 10!

weADAPT is 10!

In previous lives both Tom and I were involved in founding weADAPT, which is run by our friends down the road at SEI Oxford. Amazingly, weADAPT is now celebrating 10 years as an online platform for sharing knowledge, tools and case studies around climate adaptation!

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Find us at ECCA 2017!

Find us at ECCA 2017!

We'll be at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Glasgow this week, mostly in the Business and Innovation sessions. We're excited to be pitching in the Resilience Innovation Challenge on Wednesday, and looking forward to seeing old and new faces! Hoping for lots of stimulating conversations and good discussion around our work on Private Markets for Climate Resilience. See you there!

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This changes. . .not as much as you'd think

This changes. . .not as much as you'd think

So Trump has done what he always looked likely to do, and let the climate deniers around him pull the U.S out of the Paris Accord. This is a massive failure of U.S leadership, but how much does it really affect action on climate change? Judging from early reaction, and the noises we've heard over the last 6 months the answer is. . .not much.

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General Election 2017: a climate perspective

The UK goes back to the polls again in June for another election (we just can’t enough of democracy!) so its worth considering what this means for climate adaptation and mitigation in the UK. Clearly at this point a huge amount is uncertain, but I think there are several implications:

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A little climate optimism

A little climate optimism
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