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Archive For May 31, 2021

Row over new climate Bill prompts Extinction Rebellion to throw green paint over Labour HQ in Cambridge

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Vandalism condemned after city council did not offer support to the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill.

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Climate change not responsible for world’s largest iceberg, says British Antartic Survey

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An iceberg larger than Majorca has calved from the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

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Urban drainage systems

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March 2020: Current urban drainage systems are at risk of system failure due to climate change induced rising frequencies of extreme weather. Experts recommend augmenting current capacities using hydraulic distribution systems (e.g. relief tunnels, storage units) and combining them with green infrastructures.

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BLOG: If we are serious about climate mitigation, we must do smarter ocean nature protection

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BLOG: If we are serious about climate mitigation, we must do smarter ocean nature protection

This week at Climate Exp0, Dr David Barnes, benthic marine Ecologist at British Antarctic Survey, has discussed the potential for mitigating climate change through nature-based solutions, including sharing collaborative research … The post BLOG: If we are serious about climate mitigation, we must do smarter ocean nature protection appeared first on British Antarctic Survey.

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The influence of behaviour change on climate change mitigation

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April 2021: Mechanisms such as individual and collective behaviour change could be effective measures to mitigate climate change if they sit alongside wider change efforts at system level such as technological improvements. To incentivise behaviour changes, policies such as targeted regulations, nudges, or financial incentives could be implemented to encourage the uptake of e-mobility, a…

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Climate change heightens risk for global flood-induced displacement for vulnerable groups

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April 2021: With each degree of global warming, the risk of flood-induced displacement increases by 50%. Assuming a two-degree warming scenario and population growth, the average risk could increase by up to 110% by the end of the century and displace more than 1 billion people. Risk reduction measures include improved spatial and urban planning…

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Young people and climate change in Africa: a Kampala-Cambridge workshop

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Young people and climate change in Africa: a Kampala-Cambridge workshop, 12-14 July 2021 (by invitation)

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The Kampala-Cambridge Young People and Climate Change workshop is a three day international event, hosted by Restless Development, Makerere University and University of Cambridge.

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Police still looking for parents of baby girl found at tip a year on

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The body of a newborn baby girl was found at Sackers recycling centre in Needham Market during the first lockdown

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DAC Beachcroft becomes first law firm to join ClimateWise

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13 May 2021 – ClimateWise is pleased to welcome its newest member and first law firm, DAC Beachcrof, into its global insurance industry collaboration committed to reducing the impact of climate change on society.

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