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Apr
19

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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Apr
19

Mainstreaming climate response to urban planning

Tiles by Janet Galore cc2 flikr 4510867687 530af0c120 bThe etymology of words is something that has always intrigued me, as I find it easier to spell something if I know where its roots come from. What also interests me is how words get appropriated from one discipline to another. The climate change field seems rife with these. Mitigation, Adaptation, and more recently Resilience, are obvious examples. (Mitigation, for example, stems from legal Latin of the 14th Century!)

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Apr
05

A little climate optimism

Wind Farm

I recently had my second child, and inevitably it got me thinking about the impacts of climate change, and what sort of world they will grow up in (because I’m a climate nerd and I can’t help it!). When we talk about a 2C-3°C rise in temperature by 2050, or the need to be emissions neutral by then, or the cost of climate damages, we’re talking about the world of their 30s, which personally helps make things a bit more tangible.

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Mar
14

Private Sector Resilience snapshot – The ports sector in Colombia

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A recent presentation on climate resilience in the Colombian ports sector from our expert Carlos Andres Sanchez Garcia, illustrating initial results from the GCAP/Grupo Laera – led project 'Private Markets for Climate Resilience in Asia, Africa and Latin America'. Highlights include:

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Feb
22

The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

UK CRA

You might have missed it under the deluge of Trump and Brexit news, but the UK Climate Risk Assessment 2017 was published last month. A five-yearly requirement under the 2008 Climate Change Act, the results will be used to inform the development of the next instalment of the UK National Adaptation Programme, due in 2018.

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