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16MAR
2017
Report: IIED: Delivering real change: Getting international climate finance to the local level
Category: Features, Financial Services, Government & Policy, Latest News

With the rapid ratification of the Paris Agreement, international climate funds will be important in scaling up developing countries climate action. Evidence shows climate finance reaching the local level – as part of a coherent approach to climate action – delivers effective, efficient and sustainable results that enhance the impact of each dollar disbursed.

This working paper explores the flows of climate finance within the main international climate funds, to understand how effective they are in getting finance to the local level and what design features enable or prevent local financing. It distils lessons from development funds that are experienced in local financing. It concludes by highlighting the ways in which local climate financing can be enhanced – to further improve the effectiveness of aid.

 

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06FEB
2015
Interview: Dr Richenda Connell speaks to the Climate Change Business Journal
Category: Features, Latest News

In a recent interview with the Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ), Acclimatise Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer, Dr Richenda Connell, discussed the firm’s climate adaptation practice and her perspective on the market for professional services firms addressing the climate resilience and adaptation markets.

 

 

 

 

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08OCT
2014
Essay: Alizay Jaffer: Climate adaptation in Dhaka, do or die?
Category: Features, International Development, Latest News

This research essay explores that climate adaptation needs of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It identifies climate challenges across the human health; water, sanitation and drainage, industry, trade and commerce, and transport sectors.

 

 

 

 

 

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19FEB
2014
Report: Australian Government: Climate Adaptation Outlook 2013
Category: Features, Government & Policy, Latest News

In late 2013 the Australian Government released its draft Climate Change Adaptation Outlook Report in which it identified criteria for good climate change adaptation and a framework against which Australian progress in achieving climate change adaptation outcomes might be assessed. The Draft Report identifies, at a high level, the role of governance in promoting climate change resilience noting that “appropriate regulation can help establish governance, institutions, markets and the risk allocations that drive good adaptation in Australia”.

 
 
 

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22JAN
2014
Report: Global Risks Report 2014: The World Economic Forum, Davos.
Category: Agribusiness & Forestry, Defence & Security, Energy, Features, Financial Services, Government & Policy, Health & Pharmaceuticals, International Development, Latest News, Manufacturing, Oil, Gas & Extractives, Retail & Supply Chains, Tourism, Transport & Communications, Water & Sanitation

The World Economic Forum Global Risks 2014 report; a compendium of the most significant systemic risks to global prosperity according to 700 experts. Climate change is identified as one of the top 5 risks over the next 10 years.

The report assesses 31 risks that are global in nature and have the potential to have major negative impact across entire countries and industries if they take place. The risks are grouped under five classifications – economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological – and measured in terms of their likelihood and potential impact.

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18DEC
2013
Report: US Navy Task Force on Climate Change: "Climate Change Roadmap"
Category: Defence & Security, Features, Government & Policy, Latest News

The US Navy's Task Force on Climate Change, released its 'Climate Change Roadmap' in 2010. The report outlines the Navy’s approach to observing, predicting, and adapting to climate change by providing a chronological list of Navy- associated action items, objectives, and desired effects for up to 2014.

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11NOV
2013
Report: Lookman Oshodi: Flood Management and Governance Structure in Lagos, Nigeria
Category: Features, Government & Policy, International Development, Latest News, Water & Sanitation

A new paper on flood risk management for Lagos, Nigeria recommends a significant push towards decentralised governance in order to respond to more frequent and extreme flood events. The report, written by Lookman Oshodi, project Manager of the Social Housing within Urban Spaces Innovation in Lagos and member of the Acclimatise contributor's network.

The paper, divided into seven parts recognises that strengthening urban governance structures is important in order to build the resilience of a city to environmental risk. It highlights the major flood occurrences around the world in the past 13 years, summarizes the potential risks for countries in Sub Saharan Africa and gives specific examples from Lagos, Nigeria. It detailes the peculiarity of Lagos as a coastal city vulnerable to climate change and other environmental factors.

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28OCT
2013
Report: Siemens: A Toolkit for Resilient Cities: Executive Summary
Category: Energy, Features, Government & Policy, Latest News, Transport & Communications, Water & Sanitation

Damage caused by extreme weather evetents are increasing around the globe. In 2012, the costs of such damages totalled approximately US$160 billion worldwide. To show how cities can better protect themselves against natural disasters like hurricane Sandy, Siemens prepared a study on resilient urban infrastructure. Results show that technology is a key component of resilient and efficient infrastructure protection.

 

 

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28OCT
2013
Report: Siemens: A Toolkit for Resilient Cities
Category: Energy, Features, Government & Policy, Latest News, Transport & Communications, Water & Sanitation

It is becoming increasingly clear that cities are important arenas for climate change adaptation. Building urban resilience to climate impacts will be vital to ensure that ever-growing populations and businesses and infrastructure investments can recover from climate-driven shocks. Damage caused by extreme weather evetents are increasing around the globe. In 2012, the costs of such damages totalled approximately US$160 billion worldwide. To show how cities can better protect themselves against natural disasters like hurricane Sandy, Siemens prepared a study on resilient urban infrastructure. Results show that technology is a key component of resilient and efficient infrastructure protection.

 

 

 

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17SEP
2013
Research paper: Bangladesh’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA): an evaluation of the “Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation in Bangladesh” Project
Category: Features, International Development

By Josephine Zappia

Coastal zones are the highest priority sector in Bangladesh’s National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA) due to the importance of the economic resources being affected; the urgency, severity and certainty of severe climate change impacts, and because coastal areas comprise 32% of the country’s land space, with over 35 million people (1/4 of the population) living just 1m above sea level.

In this paper Josephine Zappia investigates communitiy based adaptation in coastal Bangladesh.

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15AUG
2013
Report: World Bank: "Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience"
Category: Agribusiness & Forestry, Features, International Development, Water & Sanitation

This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Building on the 2012 report, "Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided", this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day, 2°C and 4°C warming on argricultural production, water resources and coastal culnerability for affected populations. It find many significant climate and development impacts are already being felt in some regions, and in some cases multiple threats of increasing extreme heat waves, sea-level rise, more severe storms, droughts and floods are expects to have further severe negative impltications for the poorest.

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24JUL
2013
Report: WMO: The Global Climate 2001-2010, A decade of Climate Extremes
Category: Agribusiness & Forestry, Defence & Security, Features, Energy, Financial Services, Government & Policy, Health & Pharmaceuticals, International Development, Latest News, Manufacturing, Oil, Gas & Extractives, Retail & Supply Chains, Tourism, Transport & Communications, Water & Sanitation

A new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has shown that the world experienced unprecedented climatic extremes in the ten years to 2010. The decade wasn’t just the warmest since modern measurements began over 150 years ago but also saw a high number of extreme weather events- Hurricane Katrina in the US,  droughts in the Amazon Basin, Australia and East Africa and floods in Pakistan just to name a few. The Global Climate 2001-2010, A decade of Climate Extremes study analysed global and regional temperature and precipitation data as well as extreme events to compile the report. 

 

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23JUL
2013
Report: UNDP: 'GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector'
Category: Agribusiness & Forestry, Defence & Security, Features, Energy, Financial Services, Health & Pharmaceuticals, Latest News, Manufacturing, Oil, Gas & Extractives, Retail & Supply Chains, Tourism, Transport & Communications, Water & Sanitation

The success of private-sector companies will increasingly depend on their ability to adapt to climate change. This is the conclusion of a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNDP), which found that extreme weather events, water scarcity and regulations that will be put in place to control emissions, are all climate-related events that will materially affect businesses’ ability to operate unless early action is taken to adapt. The report, GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector, says the private sector’s operating costs, markets for products and availability of raw materials will be affected by climate change. The report highlights the risks of climate driven events to a wide range of business sectors, from finance and tourism, to healthcare and transport.

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18JUL
2013
Report: C2ES: Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate Change
Category: Agribusiness & Forestry, Defence & Security, Features, Energy, Financial Services, Health & Pharmaceuticals, Latest News, Manufacturing, Oil, Gas & Extractives, Retail & Supply Chains, Tourism, Transport & Communications, Water & Sanitation

A new report has found that the vast majority of major firms see extreme weather and climate change impacts as a current or near-term business risk, but lack the data and tools needed to assess and manage these risks. The report, published this month by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) – formerly the Pew Center on Climate Change – highlights the extent of the adaptation challenge for the business community.

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17JUL
2013
Report: The UK Adaptation-Sub Committee: "Managing the land in a changing climate"
Category: Agribusiness & Forestry, Features, Government & Policy, Water & Sanitation

This report, released on the 10th of July 2013 from the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change has highlighted how a changing climate presents a risk to the supply of imported goods and services from the land. The report has found that the change in climate will impact not only agricultural-economic aspects of the UK but also water supply, flooding threats and wildlife. The report has serious implications for UK-based businesses that are water intensive. The report specifically sites the agribusiness industry and the impact of water scarcity on the ability of the UK to produce food – an issue that has been discussed at a global level by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. However, many other industrial processes are threatened by the implications of the report, with many manufacturing processes using large quantities of water.

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01MAY
2013
Report: USGS/NOAA and others: "Coastal Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerabilities: A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment"
Category: Features, Government & Policy, International Development, Latest News, Water & Sanitation

A new technical report released as part of the US’s 2013 National Climate Assessment warns that increased policy planning and coordination is required if coastal communities are to be prepared for the effects of climate change. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerabilities: A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, examines the likely climate impacts on coastal ecosystems and the human economies and communities and suggests measures to increase their resilience.

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10APR
2013
Report: USDA: "Effects of Climatic Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the U.S. Forest Sector"
Category: Agribusiness & Forestry, Features, Latest News

This 265-page report identifies two broad areas of climate risk to forests; one from climate impacts on ecosystem structure and function and another from so called ‘disturbance regimes’ or extreme climate events. Detailing likely impacts of climate change across 8 regions of the United States, the report calls for an innovative risk-management approach to be adopted to help increase resilience to climate impacts.

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04APR
2013
Report: National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate adaptation Partnership: "National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate adaptation Strategy"
Category: Features, Latest News

The new ‘National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Adaptation Strategy’ aims to address the threat that climate change poses to the US's natural capital.

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15JAN
2013
Report: World Economic Forum: Global Risks Report 2013
Category: Agribusiness & Forestry, Latest News, Defence & Security, Features, Energy, Financial Services, Government & Policy, Health & Pharmaceuticals, International Development, Manufacturing, Oil, Gas & Extractives, Retail & Supply Chains, Tourism, Transport & Communications, Water & Sanitation

More than 1000 experts taking part in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual risk report concluded that the interplay between the top five risks of widening income gap between rich and poor, high government deficits, climate change, water shortages and aging populations could pose a dangerous cocktail for global economic and social stability.

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14MAY
2012
Report: PwC: "Business leadership on climate change adaptation: Encouraging engagement and action"
Category: Agribusiness & Forestry, Latest News, Defence & Security, Features, Energy, Financial Services, Government & Policy, Health & Pharmaceuticals, International Development, Manufacturing, Oil, Gas & Extractives, Retail & Supply Chains, Tourism, Transport & Communications, Water & Sanitation

'Business leadership on climate change adaptation: Encouraging engagement and action', indicates that climate change will have particularly sever impacts on insurers as it is likely to increase the number and magnitude of insurance claims from extreme weather events and will also lead to losses on investments. The study also found that is action that is being taken by businesses now that will determine how well they are able to cope with future climate impacts: “The winners in this sector will be those companies that understand the risks and opportunities facing their businesses, and embed it into their strategies and operations.”

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12APR
2012
Report: NRDC: 'Ready or Not: An Evaluation of State Climate and Water Preparedness Planning'
Category: Latest News, Features, Government & Policy, Water & Sanitation

The report highlights how unreliable water supplies may threaten corporate bottom lines and economic prosperity in many parts of North America. Changing hydrological patters impact on runoff, soil moisture, snowpack, lake and river levels, aquatic wildlife and saltwater intrusion and sea level rise. The broad range of climate impacts on water availability will produce an even wider range of implications for businesses across the United States. The exact nature of the change for at the region level remains uncertain, causing problems for business planning, but the report notes that some states are taking action to adapt, offering businesses a competitive advantage.

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12APR
2012
Report: NRDC: Policy Brief: 'Ready or Not: An Evaluation of State Climate and Water Preparedness Planning'
Category: Features, Latest News, Water & Sanitation

The report highlights how unreliable water supplies may threaten corporate bottom lines and economic prosperity in many parts of North America. Changing hydrological patters impact on runoff, soil moisture, snowpack, lake and river levels, aquatic wildlife and saltwater intrusion and sea level rise. The broad range of climate impacts on water availability will produce an even wider range of implications for businesses across the United States. The exact nature of the change for at the region level remains uncertain, causing problems for business planning, but the report notes that some states are taking action to adapt, offering businesses a competitive advantage.

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23APR
2011
Report: IFC 'Climate Risk and Business: Agribusiness'
Category: Agribusiness & Forestry, Features, Energy, Financial Services, Health & Pharmaceuticals, Latest News

The IFC, commissioned this report into the climate risks faced by the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) located in the Kwaebibirem District of East Ghana.

It is authored by: Vladimir Stenek from the International Finance Corporation, and Michelle Colley, Richenda Connell and John Firth of Acclimatise

 

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03JAN
2011
Article: "Building Resilience to Inevitable Climate Change: Ecosystem Services" (SPANISH VERSION)
Category: Features, Latest News

 "Incrementar la capacidad de respuesta ante el cambio climático: servicios ambientales"

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03JAN
2011
Article: "Building Resilience to Inevitable Climate Change: Ecosystem Services"
Category: Features, Latest News

This flyer promotes the partnership of Acclimatise and Climate and Biodiversity Experts for their work in the Ecosystem Services sector.

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