Category: In the Press

ARC3.2 successfully launched at Habitat III in Ecuador

by | October 19, 2016

UCCRN launched its Second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2) at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador. The 800-page report is a follow-up to the well-received ARC3.2 Summary for City Leaders, which was launched at the ICLEI Agora during the COP21 Climate Summit for Local […]

UCCRN Co-Directors quoted in The Conversation

by | October 9, 2016

UCCRN Co-Directors, Cynthia Rosenzweig and William Solecki, were quoted recently in an article by The Conversation covering essential reads about Hurricane Matthew. As the risks posed by extreme weather grows, cities are responding by developing infrastructure that can both withstand and rebound from storm surges, torrential rain and other extreme weather events. Known as “resilient infrastructure”, […]

UCCRN Contributors Featured in New York Magazine

by | September 23, 2016

UCCRN Co-Director, Bill Solecki, and our UCCRN members Klaus Jacob and Vivien Gornitz were quoted recently in a New York Magazine article written by Andrew Rice about the future of New York City and the effects of sea level rise due to climate change. The article is the result of a four-year collaboration among Rice, […]

UCCRN Launches East Asian Hub in Shanghai

by | August 19, 2016

UCCRN’s East Asian Hub was launched in Shanghai on August 19, 2016, in partnership with East China Normal University (ECNU), serving to enable increased collaboration between urban climate change researchers in the East Asian region. The launch event took place concurrently with the Shanghai Forum on Climate Change and Cities, held from August 19th to […]

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 […]