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Could religious narratives play a role in shifting attitudes toward pro-climate policies? Examples from the U.S.

written by Sırça S. Göğüş Narratives of climate change The coining of the term “climate change” came about with the culmination of overwhelming scientific evidence, in an ever-progressive manner, on … Continue reading

March 7, 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

Cities and Climate Change Mitigation: examples of Toronto and Mexico City

written by Snaliah Mahal Introduction The first cities were the bastions of early civilisations. They were at the heart of commerce and industry of their regions or countries. It is … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

Commodifying nature? reflections around PES scheme

Palm Oil plantations in Indonesia (Source: Wikipedia) In 1997, Constanza and colleagues (1997) described ecosystem goods and services as “the benefits’ human populations derive, directly or indirectly, from ecosystem functions” … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a 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

Does adaptation to a possible rise in 4°C in global temperature requires system transformation rather than incremental adaptation?

 Written by Raphael Danglade      The IPCC (TAR, 2007) stated that adaptation is an ‘adjustment in natural or human system in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli of … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

February 7, 2014 · 1 Comment
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