Greening the grey in Washington DC – a resilience success story

September 4, 2020 Get Resilient 0

By Amanda Rycerz, Will Bugler, Lydia Messling, and Georgina Wade for Resilience Shift. The pioneering infrastructure project to upgrade Washington DC’s combined sewer system used green infrastructure to reduce capital cost and build resilience to […]

New framework helps governments spend climate dollars more effectively

April 4, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Some estimates suggest that US$ 500 billion[1] will be needed for adaptation by 2050, and public finances will form a crucial part of that picture. To ensure this, a new framework that helps […]

New data visualisation platform for climate resilience is launched

February 8, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor Will Bugler A new data visualisation platform for climate resilience and adaptation practitioners launches today. The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP), co-led by World Resources Institute and Future Earth, has developed a map-based […]

Bangladesh research network builds climate knowledge and resilience

January 31, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Danielle Falzon, Brown University “Gobeshona” is the Bangla word for research. It is also the name of an innovative knowledge network of climate change researchers in Bangladesh working to build capacity to adapt to climate […]

World Economic Forum yet again warns that climate change is greatest threat to world economy

January 29, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor Elisa Jiménez Alonso The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its 2018 Global Risk Report and, once again, climate change has gained a prominent position in the risk ranking. Extreme weather events and natural […]

Six takeaways from Zurich Insurance’s position on climate change

January 13, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Global insurance giant Zurich, one of the world’s largest companies, has published its updated position on climate change. The view of large insurance companies on the potential impact of climate change is particularly […]

5 insights for addressing borderless climate risks

December 13, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor Kevin M. Adams Borderless climate risks have the potential to severely hamper or completely roll-back progress made on building resilience through climate change adaptation. Can they be addressed in the follow-up of the Paris […]

2017 set to break record for number of billion-dollar weather disasters in the US

November 1, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler 2017 may end up being the most costly year on record for climate and weather disasters, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), the U.S.’s scorekeeper for recording and calculating the […]

Is Syria’s war linked to climate change?

September 18, 2017 Get Resilient 0

By Lina Eklund, Lund University and Darcy Thompson, Lund University The Syrian civil war has raged for more than six years now. You’ve probably heard the following story linking it to climate change: an intense drought, made more likely thanks to global […]

Urban resilience in a land of flood and drought

April 3, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler India has a tempestuous relationship with water. The seasonal monsoon winds drive dramatic changes to the country’s weather systems, blowing in wet weather from the south-west, or dry from the north-east. The […]

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