The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change held a conference in Edmonton, Canada earlier this month to discuss recent findings and share insights on the topic of Cities and Climate Change. While cities currently host around half of the world’s population, this share is set to grow to around 64-69% by 2050. This makes cities both a challenge and an opportunity in light of increasing climate impacts and carbon emissions.
‘Climate services’ provided through tools, standards and products can deliver climate information and valuable knowledge that will help businesses to face climate variability and change. Climate services play therefore an important role for society and adaptation of the economy to climate change.
The recently launched 2018 Transformative Action Award is now accepting applications, with urban mobility one of the topic areas in focus.
The agenda includes items in energy & climate and environment, food & drink and health and transport policy.
The first work placement between two CIVITAS DESTINATIONS partners recently took place in Funchal, Madeira. From 20-22 February 2018 a representative from the University of Malta (UoM) visited the Regional Agency for Research, Technological Development and Innovation of Madeira (ARDITI).