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Calculating climate insurance

Despite many positive steps in recent years, China remains the single greatest greenhouse gas emitter worldwide. This is a sad ...

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Come adattarsi ad un clima in cambiamento?

Il cambiamento climatico costituisce una delle principali sfide del presente ed delle generazioni future ed è di particolare rilevanza per ...

STORY URL: Evento per celebrare il 150° Anniversario del Gruppo Swiss Re a Roma (solo... | Swiss Re 150 Years
Swiss Re celebra il suo 150° Anniversario ospitando una serie di eventi...

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Hashtags can be the new hotlines: Lessons from #CGI

In 2005, the book The World is Flat by Thomas J.Friedman was published, and in the same year, President ...

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Trees for a sense of pride and place

Greenpop is a social enterprise based in Cape Town South Africa. They have a clear focus, simple and powerful - they ...

STORY URL: Greenpop - Planting trees, changing lives. Social Enterprise
Urban greening and reforestation projects in Africa, planting trees in schools for social upliftment of communities, with volunteers and corporate team building groups.

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Picking up the pieces after Haiyan

The International Labour Organization recently published an update on how people affected by Typhoon Haiyan are recovering from the storm ...

STORY URL: Philippines: 100 days on, Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover
http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/multimedia/features/WCMS_235730/lang--en/index.htm

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Oh, Climate Change, Where Art Thou?

Oh, Global Warming, Where Art Thou? How the recent cold outbreaks in the US are consistent with, not in contradiction ...

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Rotterdam's readiness for flood

If there's one city in Europe with a peerless resilience record then it has to be Rotterdam. This city ...

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African Risk Capacity - a game-changer for Africa?

As part of the Swiss Re delegation at WEF Davos last week, I made a point of signing the UN ...

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The economics of storm resistant shelters

In October 2011, The Women’s Union of Da Nang, Vietnam, working with The Institute for Social and Environmental Transition ...

STORY URL: The Economics of Storm Resistant Shelters | Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International on WordPress.com
Phong Tran, Ph.D, Technical Lead, ISET-International, VietnamIn October 2011, The Women’s Union of Da Nang (WU), Vietnam, working with The Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET),...

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WEF 2014: Building resilient agriculture for food security

2013 saw hail hit several European countries. And the year before, there were severe droughts in the US, Russia and ...

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Keeping it fresh

Over the past five years, scientists at the University of Florida have been working with the US Army to help ...

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Fossil fuels and nuclear energy not going away any time soon

Most governments and supranational organizations agree – at least in principle – that if we burn less fossil fuel, we could put ...

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Healthy Eating Across the World

There is enough food to feed everyone in the world. Why can't we make it work? Shameful that the US ...

STORY URL: Where In The World Is The Best Place For Healthy Eating?
The U.S. didn't even make the top 20, even though it has the greatest abundance of cheap food.

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Ending overfishing - what can the insurance industry do?

Overfishing - I've come across the linked animated infographic that delivers stark numbers and lots and lots of food for thought ...

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The next generation of (urban) farmers

A while back I posted about an organization called NY Sun Works which provides New York students an opportunity to ...

STORY URL: New York Sun Works: The Greenhouse Project
http://nysunworks.org/thegreenhouseproject

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