On the 11th of October, we visited Liège to interview some experts regarding the floods in Liège. We interviewed:
Claude Frégeac, the president of Partagence – an organization helping victims of natural disasters.
Professor Jacques Teller, an urbanist and urban and environmental engineering professor at the University of Liège.
MP Olivier Biérin, a Walloon parliamentarian from the ECOLO party in Belgium.
Urban Update is an English monthly magazine focused on urban development, municipal affairs, innovation, sustainability, environment, energy efficiency, mobility, science and technology, and business, along with case studies and success stories from Indian and global cities and towns. The magazine is an initiative of the All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG).
Pascaline Gaborit’s (Director, Pilot4DEV) article “Necessary for cities to become resilient and adaptive” has been published in the Urban Update Magazine of September 2021.
The Consultation Event took place as part of the Pilot 4 Research and Dialogue project in Tanzania of which Pilot4DEV is a partner. It has been organized by REPOA and the partners organization (Dar Es Salaam).
On the 1st of October, a workshop was held to discuss flood management in Pangkalpinang as well as the possible developments regarding Early Warning Systems (EWS).
We recognize that the climate problem has reached a tipping point. Wildfires and flash floods have wreaked havoc throughout the world in the previous few weeks. But how does the crisis affect global water concerns in particular? This is the major topic of discussion at this year's World Water Week.
World Water Week has traditionally articulated itself around a week-long conference. This year’s conference so far has been providing an opportunity to examine our relationship with natural resources such as water from a variety of perspectives, as well as to explore how we might improve circumstances for people all around the world.
What is it?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was founded in 1988, is the United Nations organization in charge of reviewing climate change science. It was established to offer frequent scientific evaluations of climate change, its consequences, and potential future dangers to policymakers. Its assessment reports are an important part of international climate change talks.
The IPCC's work is divided into three expert working groups (WGs): WGI, which evaluates the physical scientific foundation of climate change; WGII, which evaluates the susceptibility of socio-economic and ecological systems to climate change; and WGIII, which evaluates climate change mitigation measures.
WGI released its contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) — The Physical Science Basis of Climate Change — last week.
Under all emission scenarios assessed by the IPCC, global surface temperature will continue to rise until at least the mid-century. The 2015 Paris Agreement, which set a goal of keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, will potentially be broken. This restriction was imposed because it was thought that issues may increase exponentially beyond that point.
Climate change caused by humans is already affecting every location on the planet. Despite recent attempts by several countries to address the danger of carbon emissions and business promises to become carbon neutral, things are likely to worsen for the foreseeable future.
According to the report, global warming induced by human activity is projected to be around 1.0°C over pre-industrial levels, with a likely range of 0.8°C to 1.2°C. If current trends continue, global warming could likely exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052.
Climate-related hazards to natural and human systems are higher at 1.5 degrees Celsius than they are now, but lower at 2 degrees Celsius. These hazards are dependent on the size and pace of warming, geographic location, levels of development and susceptibility, as well as the adaptation and mitigation measures chosen and implemented.
Extreme weather patterns in every area of the world mentioned in the study have far-reaching implications for our lives and health. Drought and flood damage to agricultural and food production, as well as the economic and humanitarian implications, are equally as bad.
The way the globe reacts will have an influence on global economies, job possibilities, and investment opportunities. Therefore capacity building programmes and resilience training in view of future challenges is so crucial.
The full report is accessible for more insight at the following link: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/
In the last month, countries in Southern Europe were engulfed by devastating wildfires. According to scientists, the reason these wildfires were even more intense is because of continuous drought and extreme heat in the region.
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