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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 14:32
This autumn, the IPCC will publish its much-awaited special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees centigrade. For the first time, the world will have a clear scientific view of the rate and scale of emissions reduction is required if we are to avoid runaway climate change. It is expected to set out the systemic change needed to avoid the associated sea level rise, extreme weather, shocks to our... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 14:31
Climate-sensitive region the only in the world where rate of undernourishment has risen over the past 12 years   Climate change is making people hungry – with nearly 100 million people across the world needing humanitarian food aid because of climate shocks last year – and a growing number of people are malnourished across the Pacific, a new United Nations report says. Last week, the Pacific... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:55
The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring. Looking at a city’s Google Maps data, in combination with other data, a new tool from Google can estimate the carbon footprint of all of its buildings–and the carbon footprint of all the car trips, bus and subway rides, and other... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:28
The number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a UN report suggests. According to the analysis, 821 million people globally were undernourished in 2017 - about one person in every nine. And nearly 151 million under-fives - 22% of the global total - have their growth stunted by poor nutrition. The authors say extreme climate events are... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:16
Where Collaboration, innovation, partnership and health come together One of the many hopes for the Global Climate Action Summit is that it will be a hub of idea-sharing and learning between many innovative climate leaders.  It is only in acting and thinking together may we be able to fulfill the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  This blog series highlights the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:14
A forthcoming study of over a hundred new cities being built around the world suggests developers and planning authorities are doing very little to make their projects resilient to climate change. On the contrary, a boom in new city projects in coastal areas – including some on reclaimed land in the sea – appears to fly in the face of the danger of rising sea levels and more frequent extreme... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:12
Just as with any true love, to adore a city is to adore all of its parts. That means the iconic buildings, carefully tended streetscapes and sidewalk cafes, of course, but also the grittier side, such as an impassioned curbside conversation and honking horns. To successfully navigate city life is its own accomplishment, bestowing confidence in the young, gratitude in the middle aged, and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:10
Will the infrastructures of our cities be able to keep up with increasing urban populations? A look at Mexico City suggests that we’re confronting a huge problem. By 2030, 41 cities around the globe are projected to have a population of more than 10 million. Today’s 10 most populous cities—from Tokyo, with 38 million, to Sao Paulo, with 21—collectively house 257 million people. It’s staggering to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:06
The British cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton have been selected as the country’s first testbeds for 5G, as part of a wider West Midlands trial programme. The £50-million Urban Connected Communities Project is part of the UK government’s 5G Testbed and Trials Programme. The West Midlands Combined Authority will now work with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:05
If you had to move abroad for work, where would you most like to go? According to the latest edition of the Boston Consulting Group’s Decoding Global Talent, workers are most likely to want to head to the United States, Germany or Canada.  Although just under half say they would prefer not to move to another country.  The most appealing destinations Countries where workers would most... Read more