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Climate Adaptation: Advice for cities in the South

Climate Adaptation: Advice for cities in the South

Cities in developing countries with quality health, housing and water drainage systems, can more easily adapt to a changing climate, says the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. David Satterthwaite, a leading expert on human settlements and one of the two coordinating lead authors of the urban chapter in the IPCC report, told […]

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Adaptation Inspiration Book: 22 great examples of European adaptation! SLR, heat, flooding, drought responses

Adaptation Inspiration Book: 22 great examples of European adaptation! SLR, heat, flooding, drought responses

About this book The idea of supporting an inspirational book on practical climate adaptation first appeared in 2011 during the preparations for a CIRCLE-2 workshop called ‘From National Adaptation Strategies to Concrete Adaptation Actions’. Right from the start the challenge was to answer fundamental questions such as ‘what does a practical adaptation example look like?’ […]

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ACT Co-Hosting Livable Cities Forum 2014 – Are you going to be there?

Join us in Vancouver at the Livable Cities Forum, April 2-4 2014 – there’s something for everyone! ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will moderate the April 2nd morning session on financing adaptation, and ACT presents a workshop on the Coastal Cities at Risk project on April 4th from 10am-12 noon. Check the program for details! From […]

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DANISH CAPITAL ADAPTS SUCCESSFULLY TO CHANGING CLIMATE

Danish capital Copenhagen receives INDEX: Award 2013 for the city’s climate adaptation plan, a plan that provides a unique and robust framework for a massive influx of sustainable design solutions in the future. Read more about the city’s Climate Adaptation Plan here.  

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UNEP Two Minute Videos on Oceans: Adaptation to Sea Level Rise

UNEP educates the public about the world’s oceans with its video series: Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey! The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has partnered with cartoonist Jim Toomey – of Sherman’s Lagoon fame – in developing a series of six two-minute videos intended to raise awareness of the importance of oceans and […]

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Webinar: A Modernized Water Act & B.C.’s Expanding Natural Gas Sector

You are invited to the second webinar in POLIS’ 2013/2014 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. WHAT: Webinar–A Modernized Water Act & B.C.’s Expanding Natural Gas Sector DATE: Friday, December 13th, 2013 TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) WHO: Ben Parfitt (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives & POLIS Water Sustainability Project) […]

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Resilient Cities Webinar Series – Webinar 3: Community based solutions linking adaptation and development

Tuesday 5 November 14:00-15:00 CET Registration for our third webinar is now open! This webinar focuses on how community based approaches can strengthen urban resilience while supporting socio-economic development, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable groups. Speakers: Diane Archer, Researcher, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London, UK Shiraz Wajih, President, Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group […]

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Webinar 2: Financing the resilient city

Webinar 2: Financing the resilient city

Webinar 2: Financing the resilient city Tuesday 22 October 14:00-15:00 CET Registration for our second webinar is now open! This  webinar will discuss strategies for how cities can access funds from both public and private sources to finance urban adaptation and resilience projects. Speakers: Jan Falconer, Manager, Projects Partnerships and Funding, Aberdeen City Council, UK Sarah Ward, Head: Energy & Climate […]

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