What is the Island Press Urban Resilience Project?

February 13, 2017

Download Resilience Matters for Free  In 2013 Island Press launched the Urban Resilience Project (URP) with support from The Kresge Foundation and The JPB Foundation. The project is working to imagine and inspire the sustainable, equitable, resilient cities of the future. URP brings  together lading thinkers with a broad range of expertise to generate and cross-pollinate ideas . Island Press shares those […]

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Seeing the Better City

January 30, 2017

 Personal observation remains as important as ever to understand and improve cities today. While big data, digital mapping, and simulated cityscapes are valuable tools for understanding urban space, using them without on-the-ground, human impressions risks creating places that do not reflect authentic local context. Join SSF and Island Press in a webinar featuring Charles Wolfe, practicing […]

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Chronology of Military and Intelligence Concerns About Climate Change

January 12, 2017

Click here for the original article As we look toward a new Administration in the United States, and the path forward on addressing the myriad threats in a rapidly-changing geostrategic landscape, it’s worth having a clearer understanding of how the U.S. national security community has come to  its current level of concern about climate change. […]

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The Business of Risk: Climate and Resilience

December 16, 2016

Climate change poses serious and novel risks to businesses of all types and sizes – from supply and chain disruptions, to changes in national and international regulation, to shifting expectations of employees and customers. This webinar explored the implications of climate risk for business. Experts from among the companies most advanced in resilience thinking shared their views of how climate risk […]

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Restoring the Carbon Balance- Session 2: The technologies

December 15, 2016

  The capacity of the Earth’s atmosphere to safely hold excess carbon without too much warming is  limited. The situation is growing more urgent. Even after the December 2015 Climate Conference in Paris, the pace to transform economies away from dumping fossil carbon into the atmosphere will likely be too slow to achieve the goal […]

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The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

November 28, 2016

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is an international, multidisciplinary research collaboration between academic institutions and practitioners across the world. Announced at COP 22, the Lancet Countdown will track progress on health and climate change.  It follows on from the work of the 2015 Lancet Commission, which concluded that the response to climate change […]

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Why Companies Should Care About Biodiversity

November 19, 2016

Corporations engage in sustainable practices for reasons beyond creating a positive public image. Sustainability practices can also improve profitability and help them comply with emerging regulations. Many companies look outside their own doors for help in making smart choices and maximizing the impact of those choices. Join SSF and Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability […]

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Restoring the Carbon Balance

November 7, 2016

Arizona State University Hosteda Three Webinar Series on “Restoring the Carbon Budget”  The capacity of the Earth’s atmosphere to safely hold excess carbon without too much warming is  limited. The situation is growing more urgent. Even after the December 2015 Climate Conference in Paris, the pace to transform economies away from dumping fossil carbon into the […]

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Integrating Environment and Health

October 29, 2016

Join the National Council on Science and the Environment and SSF in a 60 minute webinar  as we opened up on some of the issues that will be addressed in NCSE’s January 2017 Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Several of the global leaders from the plenary sessions will bring their perspective to the webinar and preview conference topics including the brilliant Tim […]

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Water is for Fighting Over and other myths about water in the west

September 26, 2016

When We Think of Water in the West, We Think of Conflict and Crisis. But communities have often shown more resilience. In recent years, newspaper headlines have screamed, “Scarce water and the death of California farms,” “The Dust Bowl returns,” “A ‘megadrought’ will grip the U.S. in the coming decades.” Yet similar stories have been appearing for […]

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