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Cities, climate change and chronic heat exposure

Cities, climate change and chronic heat exposure

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Christian Siderius, Tanya Singh 6 September, 2019

Climate change will lead to increases in the occurrence of chronic heat exposure over longer durations and there is an urgent need to focus on managing the risks this poses, as well as the immediate risks from shorter-lived heat events. This policy brief looks at the problem with a focus on developing and emerging economies, and provides recommendations for action by government, utilities, property developers and investors, development support and finance organisations. read more »


Danger of chronic heat exposure for people in developing world’s largest cities

Press release 6 September, 2019

In 2018, seven of the largest cities in the world experienced dangerous levels of long-term heat, including Delhi, Lahore and Manila People in seven of the world’s largest cities are … read more »


New £3.5m research network to support UK transition to a low-carbon economy

Press release 31 January, 2019

The Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, will today (31 January 2019) launch an initiative to create a network of new and extended city climate commissions in Edinburgh, … read more »


Capitalising on technological change and the low-carbon transition in the UK

a commentary by James Rydge, Ralf Martin, Anna Valero 3 December, 2018

Upon publication of a new special report for the LSE Growth Commission, the authors outline why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved. read more »


Sustainable growth in the UK: Seizing opportunities from technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy

This special report for the LSE Growth Commission shows why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved, setting out recommendations for government across the areas of innovation, infrastructure, skills and cities. read more »


Bold climate action could deliver US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030 says new report backed by Lord Stern

Bold climate action could deliver US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030 says new report backed by Lord Stern

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern 5 September, 2018

A new report released today (5 September 2018) by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that we are significantly under-estimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. The … read more »


Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network

Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network

Joana Setzer 31 May, 2018

The Urban Climate Change Research Network’s Second Assessment Report on Climate Change in Cities (ARC3.2) is the second in a series of global, science-based reports to examine climate risk, adaptation, … read more »


Seminar | Jeroen van der Heijden ‘Forget urban climate leaders: Why urban climate governance urgently needs to be tailored to laggards, and how it can be done’

Seminar 26 May 2017

Across the globe, governments, firms, non-profit organisations, and citizens have developed and implemented voluntary programs for sustainable building and city development. These programs target property owners and developers, making them … read more »


Public lecture | Growth and Sustainability: 10 years on from the Stern Review

Public lecture | Growth and Sustainability: 10 years on from the Stern Review

Public Lecture Nicholas Stern, Simon Dietz 27 Oct 2016

Nicholas Stern considers what we know about innovation, investment, cities and the global agenda, a decade after publication of The Stern Review. read more »


Climate change, heat stress and labour productivity: A cost methodology for city economies

a working paper by Hélia Costa, Graham Floater, Hans Hooyberghs, Stijn Verbeke, Koen De Ridder 29 July, 2016

Cities are particularly vulnerable to heat waves. Despite this, no comprehensive methodology has been developed to assess the costs of heat stress on city economies either currently or under future … read more »