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Jun
05

Research meets practice: ECCA2019

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Tom Downing and Ben Smith attended the European Conference on Climate Adaptation in Lisbon last week. Both have spent good chunks of their p...
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Jun
15

Friends in the news: Future Hope

Steven Wilson was at the Wilson Center representing ProAdapt (which funds one of our major projects). The seminar highlighted that sustainable business might create $12 trillion in revenue by 2030. How large is the market for private sector products and services for climate resilience? This is the quite open question we are working on. 

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Jun
14

Ian Burton on Downing Street

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Nice to catch up with Ian Burton at the ECCA 2017 in Glasgow last week. Ian might be described as Sir (all hail!), Don (from his mafia days) or Saint (revered). I was mentored by Gilbert White and Bob Kates, and then worked with Ian on various disruptive frameworks (remember the Adaptation Policy Framework? Still cited in Google Scholar!). BKW were known back in the day as the innovative inspiration for a generation or two of work on natural hazards. I'll settle for friend and inspiration for a label.

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May
27

Transforming Disaster Risk

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Frank Thomalla let us know that the Asia Center in Bangkok just joined the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk network. He leads an initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk, now in its second phase. This network and initiative are key to bringing disasters and adaptation together. Both need to move along the continuum from 'good resource management' to transformations that are prepared for the coming climeractic.

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Jan
31

Climate is changing Europe

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We know Europe is changing, from political realignment to humanitarian crises. Change is the new normal. And behind the headlines, the climate continues its relentless dynamic of new records and startling impacts in Europe.

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