/ Category / climate change

Esri Launches Climate Resilience App Challenge

March 10, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Environment

In June 2013, President Obama announced a comprehensive Climate Action Plan. This blueprint for action includes the Climate Data Initiative, an effort to encourage tech innovators to use data about climate change risks and impacts in compelling ways to help…

Climate Change: Energy Infrastructure Risks and Adaptation Efforts

March 7, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

According to assessments by the National Research Council (NRC) and the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), U.S. energy infrastructure is increasingly…

Climate Resilience Fund Part of President Obama’s Budget

March 3, 2014 - in Corporate, Environment

Steve Winkelman, director of the Center for Clean Air Policy’s adaptation and transportation programs, comments about the climate change portion of…

Con Ed Agrees to Climate Change Plan

February 25, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

In a groundbreaking agreement, Consolidated Edison, one of New York’s major utility companies, will incorporate plans to protect the power system from the effects of climate change as part of a new multi-year rate plan. The settlement, reached Feb. 20 with…

Climate Change: Mapping of Infrastructural Vulnerabilities Urged

January 17, 2014 - in Maintenance

The government needs to conduct scientific studies to determine the country’s infrastructural vulnerabilities to climate change, experts said at a discussion on Wednesday. At the roundtable discussion on “Climate Change: Challenge and Response,” senior…

Delivering Sustainable Transport

January 6, 2014 - in Planning, Transportation

Globally, the transport sector accounts for 23 percent of all CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion, and 15 percent of overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. CO2 emissions from transport rose by 45 percent from 1990 to 2007, led by emissions from the…

Putting Land-use Models to Work Amid Efforts to Slow Climate Change

November 17, 2013 - in Environment, Planning

Planners can use modeling to assess the possible impacts of a potential future policy on a broad range of sectors rather than focusing only on one. For example, modelling can be used to evaluate potential impacts of a policy change on emissions, agricultural…

Preparing for Hell and High Water

November 8, 2013 - in Environment, Projects

Changes are already happening to Earth's climate due to the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation and large-scale agriculture. As changes get more pronounced, people everywhere will have to adjust. In this week's issue of the journal Science, an international…

New Climate Change Study Advances Infrastructure Resilience Conversation in Canada

November 8, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

A new report by the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) released today on the implications of climate change on Canada's infrastructure represents an important step forward in the national conversation about infrastructure…

Urban Planning for a Changing Climate

November 6, 2013 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects

Rising sea levels, severe storms, droughts, hotter summers and colder winters are just some of the threats Europe's cities face from a changing climate. Urban planners need to be able to take into account these and other effects of climate change if they are…