Category: In the Press

UCCRN Director Quoted Regarding Paris Accord Withdrawal

by | June 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

On 1 June, The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted UCCRN North American Hub Director Dr. Franco Montalto regarding the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris accord. The article details politicians’ and activists’ reactions to the decision to withdraw from the international climate agreement. The article can be found here.

2018 #CitiesIPCC Conference

by | May 18, 2017

Edmonton, Canada has been selected to host the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Supported by a diverse group of organizations identified as #CitiesIPCC – including C40, Cities Alliance, ICLEI, UN-Habitat, UN Environment and many more – CitiesIPCC will bring together experts from academia; scientific institutions; national, regional, […]

UCCRN Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

by | May 18, 2017

UCCRN celebrated its 10th anniversary at ICLEI Resilient Cities 2017, where we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ICLEI. It has been a great 10 years furthering the science behind urban climate change and we are looking forward to many, many decades more helping cities around the world learn from one other.

UCCRN mentioned in The Science Times article

by | March 24, 2017

UCCRN’s work on climate change in Rio de Janeiro was recently mentioned in an article in The Science Times. Titled ‘Climate Change Reaches A Whole New Level’, it talks about how climate change is becoming increasingly severe, as shown by a detailed analysis done by the World Meteorological Organisation.  

Cynthia Rosenzweig featured in Women4Climate Initiative

by | March 23, 2017

Cynthia Rosenzweig, UCCRN’s Co-Director, was recently featured in Columbia University’s State of the Planet blog, for a series on the Women4Climate Initiative. This initiative, launched by C40 Cities, aims to provide a platform showcasing women’s leadership in climate change policies.   The article features Cynthia’s work at UCCRN, as well as her involvement in the Agricultural […]

UCCRN Co-Director gives Walter Orr lecture at 2017 AMS Annual Meeting

by | February 16, 2017

UCCRN Co-Director, Cynthia Rosenzweig, was given the honour of giving the Walter Orr Roberts Lecture at the 97th AMS Annual Meeting held in Seattle from January 22–26, 2017. The Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer is chosen in recognition of significant contributions to the field of atmospheric science through the understanding of atmospheric processes. Titled ‘Developing Climate Risk […]

UCCRN Co-Directors’ Letter to the New York Times

by | December 21, 2016

UCCRN Co-Directors, William Solecki and Cynthia Rosenzweig, recently had their letter to the New York Times published on-line. Writing in response to an Op-Ed article, Cities Must Lead on Climate, they expressed that: Cities can be the catalyst for significant and potentially transformative climate action.  This action needs to not only focus on reducing GHG emissions […]

ARC3.2 Co-Editor Shobhakar Dhakal Calls For Building Smarter Cities To Cut Emissions

by | December 9, 2016

As part of EconoTimes’ Climate Change Series, ARC3.2 Co-Editor Shobhakar Dhakal Shobhakar Dhakal sheds light on how we can cut emissions by half by 2040 and limit warming to 1.5°C through building smarter cities. Cities are key to stopping drastic climate change, and yet future population growth is forecasted to occur almost entirely in cities, especially in China […]

UCCRN Launches North American Hub at Drexel University

by | November 30, 2016

UCCRN’s North American Hub was officially launched at Drexel University in Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Directed by environmental engineering professor Dr Franco Montalto, the Hub’s network of experts consists of over 100 scientists, engineers and planners from across the continent.. UCCRN Co-Director, William Solecki, and UCCRN Program Manager, Somayya Ali Ibrahim, were on hand to […]

ARC3.2 Findings Presented at the ICSI Conference in Shenzhen, China

by | October 21, 2016

Jeffrey Raven, one of the Coordinating Lead Authors of ARC3.2, recently presented a selection of findings from ARC3.2,  with a focus on climate-resilient urban design, at the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) held in Shenzhen, China from October 17-19 2016. The ICSI is part of the US National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop series on “Toward Developing […]