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 […]
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 […]
While at the Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Cynthia Rosenzweig and Somayya Ali convened a panel of urban climate change scholars and practitioners at the Rio+C40 Mayors Summit in Forte de Copacabana. The UCCRN panel discussed the ways cities are currently acting as “first responders” to climate change. The panel met on June […]
UCCRN Project Manager Somayya Ali and David C. Major, Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University, traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia to participate in the World Delta Summit (November 21-24, 2011), where they hosted the Southeast Asian book launch of ARC3 and presented key findings from the report.
David C. Major, Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University, participated in the International Conclave & Exhibition on Climate Change in Hyderabad, India, on October 14th for the South Asian launch of “Climate Change and Cities: First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network” (ARC3).