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UNEA 2014: Ground-Breaking Platform for Global Environmental Sustainability

Written by Grace Eunhye Lee Following the Rio+20 Earth Summit’s decision to strengthen the UNEP’s role as the leading global environmental authority to fulfill its coordination mandate among multilateral environmental … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

IPCC WGII AR5: Another compelling reason to act

By Janto S. Hess and Rory Walshe. On Monday the 31th of March, the IPCC Working Group II released its contribution to the 5th Assessment Report. Was this ground breaking? … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

The use of climate scenarios for adaptation planning in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Written by: Karen Hiawalyer. The observed impacts of climate change pose immediate threats to the development aspirations of both developed and developing countries. Future emissions of Green House Gases (GHG) … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Negotiating Africa’s Interests on Climate Change: The African Group of Negotiators

Written by Lorraine Dongo Cracked earth from drought in Africa Photo: ALAMY Climate change affects us all, but it does not affect us all equally. The poorest and most vulnerable –those … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conceptualizing Transformational Adaptation

Adaptation: from incremental to transformational Adaptation is normally understood as “the adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Adaptation to Climate Change: Inciting yet another Top-Down/Bottom-Up debate.

Written by Kilian Raiser Introduction In 2000, biologist Eugene Stroemer and Nobel-Chemist Paul Crutzen advanced the term ‘Anthropocene’ (Scranton, 2013). Since then there has been wide acceptance of the notion … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Oxford Climate Forum 2014

From the 7-8th of February the Oxford Climate Forum 2014 attracted young academics from around the UK and brought them together with some leading organisations, consultancies, professors and experts in … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

How do cities mitigate and adapt to climate change? Could (synergies among) cities be the drivers for global action on climate change? Examples from Los Angeles and Durban

By Petros Theodorou Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century and urbanization is a defining phenomenon of our time. The current atmospheric concentrations of … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment
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