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Invitation to provide input for the ‘Urbanising Deltas of the World’ (UDW) research programme UDW invites interested parties to provide input for the second UDW Call for Proposals (€4,5 M), which is to be launched in December 2014.
NWO, Tuesday 14 October 2014
Knowledge for Climate 'harvest': Innovation in Climate Adaptation Scientists, policy makers and entrepreneurs worked together in the Knowledge for Climate programme to research ways in which the Netherlands can be climate proofed. A book is published for each of the eight research themes within the programme. This book discusses the overall design of the programme, highlights some remarkable results and discusses lessons learned.
Knowledge for Climate, Wednesday 1 October 2014
Deltas in Times of Climate Change II succesfully held with around 1200 attendees Deltas in Times of Climate Change II in Rotterdam (NL) was all about sharing knowledge, experiences and building a worldwide network of researchers, governments and businesses. More than 1.200 participants from over 50 countries gathered for three days to participate in Round Table discussions, sessions on the science behind climate change and practical workshops.
Deltas in Times of Climate Change II Secretary, Saturday 27 September 2014
Kenia and Taiwan join Delta Alliance In 2009 the Delta Alliance was set up: an international knowledge-driven network for enhancing safety and sustainability in the delta regions of the world. Now that Kenya and Taiwan have joined the network, fourteen deltas over the whole world are members. Together they are acquiring the know-how needed to further develop their deltas and thus deal with the threats that are specific to delta regions.
Delta Alliance Secretary, Thursday 25 September 2014
ICSU-endorsed initiative Sustainable Deltas 2015 launched A unique initiative endorsed by the International Council for Science - Sustainable Deltas 2015 - (SD2015) launched today at the ‘Deltas in Times of Climate Change II International Conference’ in Rotterdam. The aim of the initiative is to focus attention and research on the value and vulnerability of deltas worldwide, and promote and enhance international and regional cooperation among scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders.
Deltas in Times of Climate Change II / ICSU, Thursday 25 September 2014
Greening urban areas can reduce mortality rates in the elderly during heat waves Greening urban areas can reduce the number of people dying from heat-related health problems, according to a recent study. The researchers found that doubling vegetation cover in central Melbourne could reduce heat-related mortality of the elderly by up to 28% during heat waves.
"Science for Environment Policy": European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, Thursday 25 September 2014
Conference welcomes participants from all over the world The first day of the conference participants from all over the word flocked to the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam, ready to share knowledge and experiences related to climate change and deltas.
DELTAS II Organising Committee, Wednesday 24 September 2014
Announcement: Conference Adaptation Futures 2016 Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). In 2016 the European Commission and the Government of the Netherlands will co-host the fourth edition.
Organising Committee, Tuesday 23 September 2014
Coalition of 96 Partners Steps Up Ambition for Climate Action Partners in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants approved five ambitious efforts Monday to present at the UN Climate Summit, aiming to catalyse action on emissions from agriculture, freight, oil and gas production, and municipal solid waste, and to phase down high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in cooling and refrigeration.
United Nations Environment Programme, Tuesday 23 September 2014
More Nations Commit to Fight Climate Change by Restoring Forests World leaders announced new pledges to restore over 30 million hectares of degraded forest lands today at the UN Climate Summit in New York. The commitments come from Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, and Uganda, among others, and more than doubled the number of hectares contributing to achieving the Bonn Challenge - a global goal to restore 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded lands by 2020.
United Nations Environment Programme, Tuesday 23 September 2014
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