Posts Tagged:Adaptation

What is a climate change refugee?

“But what happens to our identity? What happens to our culture?” When I had the opportunity to listen to a young man from the Pacific Island of Kiribati this June at Global Power Shift in Istanbul, I realized that climate migration is a much bigger challenge than just providing people shelter in a different place.…

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Climate Change Adaptation: Austrians are Ready to Act!

Climate change adaptation and mitigation are the two main pillars of effective climate policies. Nevertheless, despite the importance of a comprehensive adaptation strategy for Austria’s tourism and agricultural sectors, large parts of the media and the public ignore this topic. Last year, I participated in a survey on “Climate change adaptation in Austria” conducted by…

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Global risks: Climate change, financial crisis and inequality

My previous blogpost already mentioned the World Economic Forum’s recently released “Global Risks Report“. According to this report, cliamte change, the financial crisis and inequality are today’s three biggest risks and together form a multifaceted economic, societal and environmental crisis whose symptoms and challenges are highly interdependent. In the following, I would like to highlight some interesting first insights from the…

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Copenhagen, again!

Since my TH!NK2 trip to Copenhagen in 2009, I’ve been a huge fan of this future-minded city. Last year’s lectures by Andreas Røhl and Mikael Colville-Andersen here in Vancouver got me even more excited about the unique bicycle culture and infrastructure of the Danish capital. So, I also very appreciated yesterday’s Oe1 radio programme on “Green Copenhagen – an ecological model city” by…

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Austrian climate policy in crisis

Last week, I’ve visited a conference called “Climate in crisis – Last exit Copenhagen?” in Vienna which showed that not only the climate is in crisis but especially also Austrian climate policy. Not only is Austria the only EU15 country not to achieve its Kyoto target, but it also fails with respect to a clear…

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