UCCRN ARC3.2 Members Present at International Urban Adaptation Conference in Italy
Three UCCRN members were featured at the International Conference on Technological and Environmental Design for Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas in Napoli, Italy today.
Chantal Pacteau (Coordinating Lead Author of the Mitigation and Adaptation chapter and Co-Director of the UCCRN European Hub), Jeffrey Raven (Co-Lead Author of the Urban Planning and Design chapter), and Mattia Leone (Lead Author of the Urban Planning and Design chapter) each led sessions during the conference. Leone’s afternoon session covered technology retrofits and urban regeneration in East Napoli; morning sessions included Raven’s, which discussed climate-resilient urban design, and Pacteau, who presented on transdisciplinarity in urban climate change adaptation efforts.
Partnered with the University of Napoli Department of Architecture, the European Union, and others, the aim of the conference was to highlight local adaptation efforts being made to reduce urban vulnerabilities to climate change. They also sought contributions from international experts to reflect “on the role of applied research and technology transfer to the stakeholders of the decision-making process, deepening the potential of a ‘climate-oriented’ approach to environmental design within urban regeneration.”
Pacteau, Raven, and Leone are just three of UCCRN’s consortium of over 700 individuals dedicated to the analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation from an urban perspective. UCCRN is dedicated to providing the information that city leaders need in order to assess current and future risks from climate change, make choices that enhance resilience to climate extremes, and take actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. UCCRN’s forthcoming ARC3.2 Report (to be released in October 2016) presents downscaled Climate Projections for approximately 100 cities and catalogues urban disasters and risks from climate change, while presenting concrete solutions for cities in regard to mitigation and adaptation; urban planning; economics, finance, and the private sector; urban sectors like energy, water, transportation, housing, and waste management; governing carbon and climate in cities, and more.