Tag: Resilience

ND-GAIN Index – climate change vulnerability and resilience

ND-GAIN Index

The ND-GAIN Index summarises a country’s vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. Australia’s ranking was 6 from the 178 countries indexed.

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Melbourne one of 33 cities to be an inaugural member of the global 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

The City of Melbourne has been selected to be an inaugural member of the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge. 100 Resilient Cities is supporting cities from around the world to better address the increasing shocks and stresses of

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The climate buffer effects of green urban infrastructure like green roofs and living walls

In the study The Resilience of Cityscapes a research group uses computer modelling to investigates the positive effects of green urban infrastructure like green roofs, living walls and greened permeable pavements. The results showed that all tested green technologies provide

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Climate Action in Megacities

The new C40 Cities report Climate Action in Megacities demonstrates a clear trend of expanding and accelerating climate action in the world’s megacities. Climate actions, such as implementing rigorous energy efficiency regulations for buildings, instituting bus rapid transit lines or

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Report: Urban food security, urban resilience and climate change

Food security is increasingly recognised as a problem facing urban populations in developed countries like Australia as well as in the developing countries of the global south. Recent disasters, especially floods, have highlighted the fragility of food supply lines in

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