Category: In the Press

Remembering Alex Aylett

by | July 25, 2016

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of UCCRN colleague, Alex Aylett, on July 23. Alex was a Lead author of the ARC3.2 Governance and Policy chapter, Professor of Urban Sustainability Governance and Innovation at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) in Montreal, co-founder of ecoHackMTL, and a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT.” Our condolences to […]

UCCRN at ICLEI Resilient Cities 2016

by | July 7, 2016

UCCRN presented at the ICLEI Resilient Cities Congress in Bonn, Germany from July 4th – 7th 2016. The Congress was attended by 320 participants from 45 countries, with approximately 150 speakers in 34 sessions. An ARC3.2 panel discussion was hosted by Somayya Ali Ibrahim, International Program Manager at UCCRN, and Chantal Pacteau, Co-Director of the […]

UCCRN-LA Study Receives Media Attention in Brazil

by | April 12, 2016

New study in collaboration with Oswaldo Cruz Institute (FIOCRUZ) finds that intense heat events are projected to increase mortality in Brazil. Check out some videos and articles from the Brazilian media discussing the research done by UCCRN-LA researchers and the implications for Brazil and its cities. Videos: Band Globo News TV Brasil Globo Play Articles: Extra Gazeta do Povo O […]

UCCRN supports IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Cities

by | April 7, 2016

Cities are already facing the impacts of climate change, and are highly vulnerable to a range of climate hazards. However, cities also play an integral role in tackling climate change. Next week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in Nairobi to decide on its work programme for the next reporting cycle. This includes […]

UCCRN and I4CE Provides Scientific Brief for Lima-Paris Action Agenda Cities & Sub-National Focus

by | January 14, 2016

During COP 21, the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) partners will respond to the ‘Lima Call for Climate Action’ launched at COP 20 by convening a series of events that showcase actions and commitments by LPAA stakeholders. The main Action Day is scheduled for Saturday, 5 December and will feature a High Level Meeting on Climate […]

UCCRN Launches ARC3.2 Summary at Climate Summit for Local Leaders

by | December 4, 2015

Today, the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) released the Summary for City Leaders of the Second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2). UCCRN and ICLEI hosted a session at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders in Paris City Hall on December 4, 2015. See here for video highlights from the summit: UCCRN is dedicated to providing […]

UCCRN Launches Latin American Regional Hub in Rio de Janeiro

by | October 23, 2015

The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) has launched its Latin American Regional Hub in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 13, 2015, in partnership with the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (FIOCRUZ), the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the City of Rio de Janeiro, Columbia Global Center Latin America, and Rio Resiliente. The UCCRN […]

UCCRN Co-Director Cynthia Rosenzweig Addresses New Sustainable Development Goals on Huffington Post

by | September 22, 2015

As part of The Huffington Post’s “What’s Working: Sustainable Development Goals” blog series, UCCRN Co-Director Cynthia Rosenzweig contributed an article entitled “Blasting Off to Sustainability.” She addressed the questions of why an urban SDG? How is progress measured? And are cities taking on sustainability? The new SDG Goal Number 11 aims to “Make cities and human […]

ClimateWire reports on UCCRN’s Case Study Docking Station

by | May 18, 2015

Saqib Rahim, E&E reporter for ClimateWire interviews Cynthia Rosenzweig and Wim Debucquoy for an article on UCCRN’s Case Study Docking Station. Read the full article: As people flock to cities, Columbia University studies how they adapt to climate change  

UCCRN to Support Six Cities Chosen for the Climate Adaptation Partnership Program

by | March 25, 2015

The selected six cities, the International City/County Management Association’s  CityLinks team, and experts from Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) will work to confront climate challenges and build a global network of cities that can learn from each other. UCCRN will provide additional targeted technical support to the initiative. Both resource and international partner cities were selected based on […]