A new report from ICSI, published on World Water Day, collates projects and cities that serve as examples of innovative solutions for climate adaptation, mitigation and development strategies, including the City of Rotterdam, highlighted for its ongoing innovation in climate resilience preparedness.
“The adoption of the Versailles Declaration… is a signal that this crisis can and must accelerate, rather than derail, the march towards cheaper, more secure, clean energy.” We share this opinion piece recently published by Nigel Topping, UN High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26.
The findings in the latest IPCC report once again highlight the urgency for action to reach net zero as soon as possible, and make a step-change to build the resilience of the global economy. We share a response from the High-Level Climate Champions.
The latest volume from the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report is on Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The Resilience Shift is part of a collaboration to co-create a Summary for Urban Policymakers series that will present the latest IPCC assessments in targeted summaries that can help inform action at the city scale.
Speaking at the closing lecture, Seth Schultz admitted that he had previously been sceptical that the engineering community was willing to make changes in order to deal with the climate emergency. But the profession has shown that it is, and this response was consistent around the world, and from very senior or retired engineers, right down to new graduates.
Savina Carluccio, ICSI Programme Director, and Resilience Shift Head of Guidance, Tools and Standards, contributes to this piece in Civil Engineering on the unintended vulnerabilities and dependencies in infrastructure that can undermine its resilience.
The COP Resilience Hub event programme is now open for registration at https://cop-resilience-hub.org/ and unites business, investors, civil society, academia, cities and regions in a feat of global cooperation that has created a programme of over 70 events and initiatives that will run in parallel alongside COP26.
The penultimate leg of the touring Brunel International Lecture Series took place virtually in South East Asia this week, where panellists discussed how increased creativity and collaboration was needed to tackle climate change.