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Leading scientists warn of global impacts as Antarctic nears tipping points

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Leading scientists warn of global impacts as Antarctic nears tipping points

As governments convene for the annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) June 14–24, 2021, an Expert Working Group1 of leading Antarctic scientists warns that climate change is pushing this remote … The post Leading scientists warn of global impacts as Antarctic nears tipping points appeared first on British Antarctic Survey.

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World’s experts report on tackling biodiversity and climate change

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World’s experts report on tackling biodiversity and climate change

A workshop report published today (10 June) by 50 of the world’s leading biodiversity and climate experts states that unprecedented changes in climate and biodiversity, driven by human activities, have … The post World’s experts report on tackling biodiversity and climate change appeared first on British Antarctic Survey.

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Renewable Energy Engineer

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The Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge, PLP Architecture and Dukta have joined creative forces to develop a sustainable geometric timber structure that will be exhibited in this year’s London Design Biennale

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‘Unfolding’ responds to this year’s focus on global forestation, considering a future of design in relation to the climate emergency and the built environment’s contribution of nearly 40% of the world’s carbon emissions.

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Developing resilience to climate change impacts in Antarctica: an evaluation of Antarctic Treaty System protected area policy

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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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