Adaptation Stories



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.  


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 […]


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) […]


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 […]


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 […]


PICS Research Lecture Series: Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3) by Ann Dale, Royal Roads University and her research team on October 23, 2013

Join Drs. Ann Dale, John Robinson, Meg Holden, and Stephen Sheppard as they share results on Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3). Ann Dale, MC3 Principal Investigator, holds a Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Development at Royal Roads University. Her research team and partners will present policy implications released in the recent “Action Agenda for BC Decision-Makers: Climate Change […]


iSeeChange: Colorado Fruit Growers Harness Wind, Water, and Fire to Save Harvest

iSeeChange had the great pleasure of meeting two climate adaptation storytellers this summer, Kirsten Howard and Allie Goldstein. 1 car, 2 girls, and 3 months to travel across America and tell stories about the Great American Adaptation to climate change. After reading iSeeChange posts about frosts on the Almanac, they set out to talk to fruit farmers in the North […]


Jakarta to Complete Giant Sea Wall in 2020

The city of Jakarta is constructing a giant sea wall, known as the Jakarta Coastal Defense Strategy (JCDS), to protect low-lying regions as sea levels rise and land subsides due to heavy extraction of groundwater from the delta soil. A 2009 study by Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) climatologist Armi Susandi predicted that a quarter […]

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