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Optigram 2021: Data visualisation competition for young people

02 Jan 21

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Applications are open for Optigram 2021: A data visualisation competition from the National University of Singapore’s Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk. The competition is aimed young people (18-35) to develop creative ways to communicate data and information on risk effectively.

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Resilient water infrastructure design brief

07 Jan 21

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A roadmap and guide from the World Bank’s Water Global Practise for resilient water infrastructure. The cost reduction value add associated with spending on resilience is estimated to be $4.2 trillion over the useful life of new infrastructure.

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Race to Resilience launched at Climate Ambition Summit

12 Dec 20

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Marking the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, the High Level Climate Champions launched of Race To Resilience the sibling campaign to Race To Zero. It’s aim is to catalyse action from non-state actors to help make 4 billion people from vulnerable groups and communities more climate resilient by 2030.

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Climate Week NYC: Climate Change Analysis Tool underscores inequities of current climate resilience

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One year on from launching a new Climate Change Analysis Tool (CCAT), US Telecomms firm, AT&T announce further expansion of climate resilience and impact modelling in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory (US).

The first years of CCAT’s work underscores vulnerability to climate change is not evenly distributed. Instead, underserved communities tend to face the greatest dangers while having the least embedded resilience to cope with disasters.

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Building better cities after Covid-19

29 May 20

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How do we build better cities after the coronavirus crisis? The World Bank’s Sameh Wahba joins Azeem Azhar to discuss how the World Bank partners with technologists to help cities on the frontline of the pandemic, and how the dynamism of urban density can be harnessed to build the livable and inclusive cities of the future.

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Coronavirus; What role will infrastructure play in our economic recovery??

29 May 20

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To discuss the future of our transport network and how investment in infrastructure will help our economy recover, James Banks, host of AECOM’s Talking Infrastructure series, spoke to representatives from the HS2 high-speed rail project and the government agencies in charge of our roads and rail network, Highways England and Network Rail.

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Future Earth Survey

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Future Earth has published a rapid foresight survey on Covid-19 exploring global risks and opportunities for recovery and transformation. With this survey, Future Earth, the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment, and other partners seek to spark critical reflection on the challenges, but also the opportunities, that this global crisis presents, and to contribute to what will soon emerge as a global conversation on where we go from here. 

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