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Sign Up For ICLEI Resilient Cities 2017!

by | February 28, 2017
Categories: Events, News

UCCRN is proud to be an endorsing partner of Resilient Cities 2017, the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation. The forum will take place from May 4 – 6, 2017, in Bonn, Germany, and will explore current and pressing issues for urban resilience and adaptation to climate change, such as climate-related health risks, […]

UCCRN East Asian Hub Gearing Up for 2017

by | February 16, 2017
Category: News

UCCRN’s East Asian Hub (Shanghai) was launched in August 2016, in partnership with East China Normal University (ECNU), and aims to facilitate increased interaction and enable knowledge flow between urban climate change researchers in the East Asian region. UCCRN’s International Program Manager, Somayya Ali Ibrahim, met with the program co-ordinator and other members of the […]

UCCRN North American Hub Director hosts Climate Change Workshop

by | February 16, 2017
Categories: Events, News

Franco Montalto, PhD, Co-Director of the UCCRN North American Hub which is hosted at Drexel University, chaired a climate change workshop at Drexel University on January 30th. The workshop consisted of presentations by five students and five faculty members (including Dr Montalto) who attended November 2016’s COP22, which was held in Morocco, as well as an open […]

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

by | February 16, 2017
Categories: Events, In the Press, News

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 Presents to State Department Delegates

by | February 7, 2017
Categories: Events, News

Between 27-31 January, 19 delegates — from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, People’s Republic of China, Peru, Russia and Vietnam — visited the U.S. as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. This project, titled “Our Planet – Urban Sustainability: Resilient […]

UCCRN Co-Directors’ Letter to the New York Times

by | December 21, 2016
Categories: Events, In the Press, News

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
Categories: In the Press, News

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
Categories: Events, In the Press, News

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 […]

UCCRN and NASA help NYC and Rio de Janeiro mitigate against climate risks

by | November 18, 2016
Categories: Events, News

UCCRN and NASA co-led a 3-day workshop from November 14-16, 2016 at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), bringing together researchers and city officials from New York City and Rio de Janeiro to share ways to mitigate against climate risks affecting two of the world’s largest metropolitan regions. With participants from UCCRN; NASA GISS; NASA’s Goddard […]

ARC3.2 launch featured on Earth Institute’s State of the Planet blog

by | November 4, 2016
Category: News

The Earth Institute’s State of the Planet Blog, a part of the Columbia University, recently featured the launch of UCCRN’s ARC3.2 report, which was held at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador. ARC3.2 is the second in an ongoing series of global, interdisciplinary, cross-regional, science-based assessments to address […]