Tag: "climate security"

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Upcoming Webinar from the Georgetown Climate Center

Upcoming Webinar from the Georgetown Climate Center

The Georgetown Climate Center is hosting a webinar series featuring a panel of policy and planning experts to guide coastal communities on climate change adaptation.  The first webinar in the series will feature local practitioners and focus on how communities can use floodplain regulations to build resilience to sea-level rise and increased precipitation. Georgetown Climate […]

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Hurricane Sandy Expected to Cost Billions

Hurricane Sandy Expected to Cost Billions

As the storm clears and residents of the East coast begin the long clean-up process, estimates of the damage from hurricane Sandy are coming to light. The insured losses alone could reach anywhere from $7-$15 billion, according AIR Worldwide. IHS Global Insight estimates overall damage costs at $20 billion and business losses range from $10 […]

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Climate Change Cuts GDP by $1.2 Trillion a Year

Climate Change Cuts GDP by $1.2 Trillion a Year

A recent report from the Climate Vulnerability Forum (a collaboration between Madrid-based DARA and 20 countries) determined the impact to the global economy from climate change to be a reduction in GDP by $1.2 Trillion a year.  While much attention has been paid to the anticipated economic costs of climate change, this report reveals that […]

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Deborah Harford speaks to Vancouver Sun about rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver

Deborah Harford speaks to Vancouver Sun about rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver

Rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver putting landmarks at risk Granville Island and False Creek at high risk for negative effects of higher water levels By KELLY SINOSKI, published in the Vancouver Sun August 4, 2012 Vancouver is at risk of losing landmark communities like Granville Island and False Creek unless the city starts taking […]

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Reports on the Third Assessment from the California Climate Change Center

Reports on the Third Assessment from the California Climate Change Center

The California Climate Change Centre has just released Our Changing Climate 2012 the third major assessment on climate change exploring local and statewide vulnerabilities to climate change, highlighting opportunities for taking concrete actions to reduce climate-change impacts. Of note to British Columbians is the transportation corridors vulnerability map on page 10, showing a number of critical […]

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Coastal Cities at Risk: How will they adapt to converging climate change impacts?

Coastal Cities at Risk: How will they adapt to converging climate change impacts?

Low-lying coastal mega-cities, many built on river deltas, are growing rapidly in terms of population and infrastructure asset value and play a pivotal role in the global economy. Global seaborne trade has more than doubled in the past 30 years and, as Hurricane Katrina demonstrated, the effect of a major storm on a port city […]

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Upcoming events: Environmentally-Induced Migration and Ending Global Poverty

Upcoming events: Environmentally-Induced Migration and Ending Global Poverty

Tracing Social Inequalities in Environmentally-Induced Migration The conference series on “Environmental Degradation, Conflict and Forced Migration” is a partnership project of the European Science Foundation (ESF), the Bielefeld University and its Center for Interdisciplinary Research. It explores the causal relationship between environmental damage and forced migration as well as the correlation of both phenomena to […]

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