Monthly Archives: June 2013

Climate Change Assessment for Regions and Cities

Below are two good sources of research support for urban-scale climate change response agendas. The first is the 2011 research report from the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN): Climate Change and Cities: First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate … Continue reading

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Rolling Stone: Goodbye, Miami

In a new article for Rolling Stone, Jeff Goodell writes: South Florida has two big problems. The first is its remarkably flat topography. Half the area that surrounds Miami is less than five feet above sea level. Its highest natural … Continue reading

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Mosaics of Adaptation – Resilience, Transition, Transformation

The IPCC SREX report (discussed earlier) situates disaster risk management and climate change adaptation within the overall context of development. The figure below zooms in and elaborates the adaptation part from the perspective of Mark Pelling, a professor of geography … Continue reading

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Brutal Numbers

Whether the question is one of climate mitigation, adaptation or resilience, the numbers matter. Kevin Anderson, professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester and recent past director of the Tyndall Centre, the UK’s leading academic climate … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between DRR and CCA

The figure in the last post, taken from a 2012 IPCC special report, sets disaster risk management and climate change adaptation within the broader context of development. The figure below elaborates the relationship between DRR and CCA. This figure is … Continue reading

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IPCC – Conceptualizing Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation

From the 2012 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX), Summary for Policymakers: Key terms as defined by the IPCC: Exposure: The presence of … Continue reading

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