New Jersey will become the first state to require that builders take into account the impact of climate change

Builders will be forced to take climate change, including rising sea levels, into account to win government approval for projects. Tracey Tully explains in an article on the New York Times website.   With 130-Mile Coast, New Jersey Marks a First in Climate Change Fight New Jersey will become the first state to require that … Continue reading New Jersey will become the first state to require that builders take into account the impact of climate change

Rotterdam has a floating dairy farm that could help protect cities from food security risks associated with climate change

We are always interested in seeing innovative projects in our energy transition. It was a surprise to see this article by Lauren Comiteau on Canada’s CBC News website explaining about a floating dairy farm in the Netherlands. They call this a "transfarmation." What are your views?   World's 1st floating dairy farm could help cities … Continue reading Rotterdam has a floating dairy farm that could help protect cities from food security risks associated with climate change

Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the October update on climate finance for adaptation compiled by Beate Antonich.   Adaptation Finance Update: Growing Need Calls for Additional Public and Private Funds October saw continued investment in rural communities as evidenced by financial support for a number of climate … Continue reading Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on climate finance for adaptation compiled by Beate Antonich.   Adaptation Finance Update: Global Commission Catalyzes Financial Resources for Action In September, the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit highlighted the need to accelerate climate change adaptation solutions. To this … Continue reading Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on climate finance for adaptation compiled by Leila Mead.   Adaptation Finance Update: GCF Board Approves USD 267 Million in Projects, World Bank Supports Climate Resilience of Maritime Operations in SIDS Millions of dollars are being poured into adaptation … Continue reading Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

New World Bank report highlights net benefits of investing in resilient infrastructure

Catherine Benson Wahlén writes on the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) about a new World Bank report on benefits of resilient infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries.   World Bank Report Illustrates Benefits of Resilient Infrastructure The World Bank recently released a report that highlights that the net benefits … Continue reading New World Bank report highlights net benefits of investing in resilient infrastructure

New report from European Environment Agency about the need for Europe’s energy system to adapt and become more climate resilient

The EEA assessment ‘Adaptation challenges and opportunities for the European energy system’ analyses the needs for climate change adaptation and climate resilience in Europe’s energy system now and in the future. This assessment supports the clean energy transition, which involves a massive expansion of renewable energy sources, many of which are sensitive to climate factors. … Continue reading New report from European Environment Agency about the need for Europe’s energy system to adapt and become more climate resilient

Latest update on adaptation finance

Beate Antonich from the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the April update on global developments in adaptation finance.   Adaptation Finance Update: Most Vulnerable Nations Are Among Least Likely Recipients Highlights: The Asian Development Bank agreed to issue Fijian dollar-linked bonds, expand its assistance programmes in Kiribati, Tonga … Continue reading Latest update on adaptation finance

Latest update on adaptation finance

Beate Antonich from the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the February update on global developments in adaptation finance.   Adaptation Finance Update: Number of Climate Adaptation Projects Increases, So Must Their Quality According to the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), launched at the fourth session of the UN Environment … Continue reading Latest update on adaptation finance

New York City takes major steps for climate change adaptation

Unfortunately, we are going to see most coastal cities take major steps to prepare themselves for increasing seas and storms due to climate change. Mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled a plan to protect New York City from floods and rising seas.  Lauren Aratani and Hazar Kilani explain in an article in The Guardian. De … Continue reading New York City takes major steps for climate change adaptation