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Health-related costs of climate change will add billions to damage assessments

By Dr. Marc Kodack The recent physical damage and destruction of facilities and infrastructure in the United States, both on and off military installations, e.g., Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida from Hurricane Michael in 2018; Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska and flooding from the Missouri River in 2019, will cost billions of dollars to repair or replace. Both Hurricane Michael and the…

Podcast: Adaptation and Water Security with Dr Catherine Grasham & Dr Ellen Dyer

Living in poverty often means a struggle for water security. Rapid urban growth, unregulated pollution from industry, extreme floods and droughts, along with a lack of reliable and safe drinking water, and increasing damage to water ecosystems threatens economies and undermine the lives of the poor. Climate change is going to make these impacts even…

Acclimatise’s work during COVID-19

As efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus continue in every country in the world, Acclimatise would like to take this opportunity to inform you of the measures it is taking to protect its staff and ensure the continuity of its operations. Acclimatise is a global business, with staff on three continents and active projects in…

Barcelona: Urban adaptation threatened by power struggles at the municipal level

By Will Bugler Dealing with the challenges posed by climate change will require transformational change for cities. However, these transformative actions to adapt to the impacts of climate change may be hindered by political struggles for municipal power, suggests a new study. Published in the journal Cities, the paper assesses the complexity of the processes…

Acclimatise responds to Bank of England 2021 climate stress test consultation – read our full response here

By Robin Hamaker-Taylor In December 2019, the Bank of England published a discussion paper which sets out its proposed framework for the 2021 Biennial Exploratory Scenario (‘BES’) exercise. The 2021 BES aims to test the resilience of the largest banks and insurers to the physical and transition risks associated with different possible climate scenarios, and…

Building climate resilience in Honduras: an investment opportunity

By Laura Canevari A new initiative has been established by IDB Invest, in partnership with the Asociación Hondureña de Instituciones Bancarias (AHIBA) and with support of Acclimatise. The initiative will help the banking sector in Honduras identify and appraise opportunities for investment that can help build climate resilience at high-risk sectors. The project has developed…

European Commission opens consultation on changes to directive relating to climate and other disclosures

By Robin Hamaker-Taylor The European Commission has issued a public consultation on revisions to the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) in February, 2020. In its 11 December 2019 Communication on the European Green Deal, the Commission committed to review the non-financial reporting directive in 2020 as part of the strategy to strengthen the foundations for sustainable investment. The Commission…

EU project SIM4NEXUS looks to transform policymaking to achieve a resource-efficient Europe

It is no surprise that human activity has an impact on the environment. As our societies become more complex, our use of resources such as water, land, food, and energy intensifies. The products we buy, the services we use, and the diet we follow have an intense and growing impact on those resources. The intensification…

Hunger threat as tropical fish seek cooler waters

By Paul Brown Stocks of tropical fish that have provided vital protein for local people for generations may soon disappear as the oceans warm, leaving empty seas in their wake, scientists believe. But there could be help in international protection schemes. Already researchers have found that fish are voting with their fins by diving deeper or migrating…

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