The End of the Road? Can a Systems Approach to resilience be applied to roadway and transport systems in coastal cities and communities?
By Jesica Andrews and Rory Walshe In November of 2013, just before COP19, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. One year earlier, Hurricane Sandy sent shockwaves throughout New York City. Extreme … Continue reading
Is REDD+ the right approach to reducing deforestation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the South Pacific?
By Rory Walshe Greenpeace protesting deforestation in Papua New Guinea (Greenpeace Australia/Pacific 2011) 1. Introduction In international climate change policy, REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is often … Continue reading
The elephant in the room: policy based responses to climate change are still failing to account for indigenous voices
By: Rory Walshe and Alejandro Argumedo An op-ed from the Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA) Initiative Secretariat Indigenous people are one of the most vulnerable groups to … Continue reading
UNFCCC 40th meeting of the subsidary bodies – A stepping-stone to a COP21 agreement
By Rory Walshe and Janto S. Hess. The recent UNFCCC 40th meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies in Bonn, Germany (4th-15th June) was a critical stage in the run up to … Continue reading
Special Report: Climate Friendly Pathways for Development Conference, UEA, 20th May 2014
On the 20th of May, after the culmination of many months hard work, a group of postgrad students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) welcomed 40 participants to the … Continue reading
Concept paper: a new systems approach to resilience
by Rory Walshe Climate change adaptation has a problem. Its vocabulary consists of a huge number of intersecting and crosscutting concepts that are still under deliberation and academic debate. The application … Continue reading