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ARC3.2 launched at Habitat III in Ecuador

by | October 20, 2016

UCCRN is at Habitat III in Ecuador, hosting the official launch of its Second Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2), published by Cambridge University Press. Authored by over 350 individuals, it is the second in an ongoing series of global, interdisciplinary, cross-regional, science-based assessments to address climate risks, adaptation, mitigation, and policy mechanisms relevant 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-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 […]

World Bank Includes UCCRN in Report on Governance

by | March 9, 2015

The World Bank’s Climate Change — Partnerships and Knowledge Unit (GCCKN) recently released a report, authored by Anne Arquit Niederberger of Policy Solutions, about engaging non-state actors, civil society, private sector, and the general public in identifying and implementing climate actions. The report discusses how climate action fits into a framework of good governance. It […]


by | April 16, 2014

UCCRN’s Co-Director Cynthia Rosenzweig was one of the speakers at Special Session 4 of the World Urban Forum 7, held in Medellin, Columbia from April 5-11 2014. Titled ‘Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals’, this session focused on the role of sustainable urbanisation in the post-2015 development agenda, in particular the United Nations’ […]

Cities Day at COP19

by | December 2, 2013

UCCRN Co-Founders Cynthia Rosenzweig and Bill Solecki were in Warsaw, Poland for the 19th session of the UN Conference of the Parties (COP19) attending sessions highlighting the role of the private sector, and sessions organized by the City of Warsaw, ICLEI, and other city groups. During a high-level segment in the second week of the […]

Cynthia Rosenzweig does a Q&A on Hurricane Sandy with NOAA’s ClimateWatch Magazine

by | November 7, 2012

“The storm [Sandy] itself we can’t immediately link to climate change, but the flooding damage we can. As sea levels continue to rise, a storm of the same magnitude will cause even greater damages due to storm surges coming in on top of a higher “baseline” water level.” Read the Full Article: Superstorm Sandy and […]

ARC3 at the Second Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, Helsinki

by | September 27, 2012

David Major and Ian Burton review ARC3 at the Second Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, Helsinki, Finland August 29-31, 2012.

UCCRN/UNISDR: From Sendai to Rio: Cultivating a Disaster-Resilient Society for Sustainable Development

by | April 2, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library, The Rotunda Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Somayya Ali, Center for Climate Systems Research, by sending email to or by calling 212-678-5626. Speakers: Various (see Event Agenda)The Earth Institute Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) Urban Climate […]

Track 1: Global – Climate Change in Cities First Assessment Report

by | June 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

Global Progress Assessment To develop state-of-the-knowledge assessments on climate change and cities. Climate and Cities, First UCCRN Assessment Report50+ researchers from developed and developing-country cities (members of the Urban Climate Change Research Network) State-of-the-knowledge needed for cities to address mitigation + adaptation Assesments focus on—urban climate risks, health, water and sanitation, energy, transportation, land use, […]