Five ways to build inclusive cities

December 13, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Gaelle Gourmelon Striking with indiscriminate intensity, Hurricane Matthew blew through the Caribbean and the eastern United States in late September. The Category 4 storm ploughed the U.S. Gulf Coast with winds as high as […]

Smart cities in India, can they deliver?

December 2, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler New technologies are shaping our cities in ways that we have not seen before. IT systems can help manage energy use, transport flows, water resources any many other functions. But where does […]

Lessons from the Chennai floods: Local businesses are uniquely equipped to help during disaster

November 25, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Anu Jogesh A year ago this month, heavy rains off the southeast coast of India set off a chain of events that resulted in one of the costliest disasters of 2015. Floods ravaged parts of Tamil […]

Crossing the 400 parts per million rubicon is an alarm call for investment in climate resilience

September 29, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler This month the earth entered a new climatic era. We now live in a world in which carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will ‘never again’ fall below 400 parts per million (ppm). […]

On the front lines: Climate change’s complex relationship with conflict

September 14, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Few things have a more significant impact on the fabric of a nation than war. Protracted conflict is often economically and socially ruinous costs both lives and livelihoods, and scars the collective […]

A temperature timeline to put things in perspective

September 10, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler This timeline of the Earth’s average temperature really puts the last 100 years into perspective, showing just how much human CO2 emissions have affected our climate. Also, note how stable the climate […]

Climate change health risks will hit the poor hardest – so what can be done?

August 31, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Bob Mash, Stellenbosch University Discussions about climate change and the effects it will have on public health and the global burden of disease have been long in the making. These consequences are now starting […]

Gender and migration in the context of climate change

July 2, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Ann-Kristin Matthe, GIZ Gender is an often discussed topic, but a neglected perspective of climate change policy. Migration is one adaptation strategy in response to climate change, and since women and men experience migration […]

City supply networks: The climate risk bubble that could undermine urban resilience

June 21, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler To its inhabitants a city can feel like an island. If you are one of the many billions of people who live and work in a large conurbation, then you might know […]

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