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Wood and The Resilience Shift create strategic partnership to showcase resilience

Under the partnership, Wood and The Resilience Shift aim to stimulate and profile the best and most pioneering work in resilience through a global annual showcase that will inspire those working within and for critical infrastructure systems to embed resiliency thinking and practice into their day-to-day work.

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Jo da Silva: Resilience and the Decade of Action

Resilience is a cross cutting element of the UN’s sustainable development goals – from access to clean water and energy to creating sustainable cities and communities. Improving infrastructure resilience is critical in creating the world we want says Resilience Shift board member and Arup’s Global Sustainable Development Leader, Jo da Silva, DBE.

WFEO climate stories: UK

The UK has commitments in place to reduce carbon emissions to 0% by 2050. However to achieve this, carbon reduction needs to be embedded in the planning, design and whole life of assets. Engineers have a key role to play in enabling this to happen by understanding how climate change affects their roles in terms of mitigation and adaptation. WFEO committee member Davide Stronati examines the climate change position in the UK.

WFEO climate stories: Kenya

Kenya has experienced an increase in droughts and floods in the last few years due to the effects of climate change. WFEO Engineering and the Environment committee member Christine Adongo Ogut looks at how climate change is affecting Kenya, and what is being done to reduce carbon emissions in the latest WFEO climate stories blog curated by ICE.

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WFEO climate stories: France

In France, 83% of citizens view climate change as a major threat, although an unusually high proportion (20%) think it is already too late to stop the worst effects. In our latest WFEO Climate Stories blog Lylian Coelho Ferreira, WFEO Committee member, looks at how climate change is affecting France, and what the home of the Paris Convention on Climate Change is doing to tackle carbon emissions.

WFEO climate stories: Canada

The second largest country by area, Canada is starting to feel a range of climate change effects. As part of our WFEO Climate Stories series, curated by ICE, Darrel Danyluk and David Lapp look at the situation in Canada and how you tackle climate change in such a large and diverse landmass, and why local responses are key.

Reflective learning on crisis leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic

As part of our work to make resilience tangible and relevant, every week for four months through the Covid-19 pandemic we are interviewing the same twelve senior decision-makers and professionals for their evolving reflections on what they are encountering.

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Seizing the Urban Opportunity – report launched

The new report, Seizing the Urban Opportunity, supported by The Resilience Shift, demonstrates through the lens of six of the world’s largest economies – China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa – how national governments have a central role to play in unlocking the enormous potential of cities.