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These podcasts are brought to you by the Acclimatise Network (www.acclimatise.uk.com). We talk to those active and in the know about climate change adaptation and explore how to adapt your business or organisation to become more resilient. We'll be speaking to world-experts to understand the latest best practices, and together we'll help you understand your climate risks and opportunities. Acclimatise is a specialist consultancy, communications and digital application company providing world-class expertise in climate change adaptation and risk management. We are leaders because we only focus on adaptation, and our work is shaping the adaptation agenda across the world.

These podcasts are brought to you by the Acclimatise Network (www.acclimatise.uk.com). We talk to those active and in the know about climate change adaptation and explore how to adapt your business or organisation to become more resilient. We'll be speaking to world-experts to understand the latest best practices, and together we'll help you understand your climate risks and opportunities. Acclimatise is a specialist consultancy, communications and digital application company providing world-class expertise in climate change adaptation and risk management. We are leaders because we only focus on adaptation, and our work is shaping the adaptation agenda across the world.
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These podcasts are brought to you by the Acclimatise Network (www.acclimatise.uk.com). We talk to those active and in the know about climate change adaptation and explore how to adapt your business or organisation to become more resilient. We'll be speaking to world-experts to understand the latest best practices, and together we'll help you understand your climate risks and opportunities. Acclimatise is a specialist consultancy, communications and digital application company providing world-class expertise in climate change adaptation and risk management. We are leaders because we only focus on adaptation, and our work is shaping the adaptation agenda across the world.

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English


Episodes

Climate & Law: Wynne Lawrence and Nigel Brook: Clyde & Co

8/1/2019
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In this Acclimatise Conversation on Climate Change Adaptation, we speak with Clyde & Co lawyers Wynne Lawrence and Nigel Brook, about the emerging field of climate liability risk and the pioneering work that the firm is doing to advise its clients about how to respond. In September 2015 the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, gave his seminal 'Tragedy of the Horizon's' speech, to the insurance market at Lloyd's of London. In it, he highlighted the severe threats posed by climate...

Duration:00:21:51

Climate and law: Sarah Barker, Special Counsel and Head of Climate Risk Governance at MinterEllison

7/1/2019
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Climate change is increasingly being understood as an issue of financial risk to corporates. This has brought the issue to the attention of corporate lawyers like Sarah Barker, Special Counsel and Head of Climate Risk Governance at MinterEllison, the largest commercial law firm in the Asia Pacific. For over six years, Sarah has been a leading voice in the field of climate risk governance for business. As climate change is now widely accepted as a financial risk issue, it necessarily enlivens...

Duration:00:28:37

Climate and law: Marcela Scarpellini: right. based on science

6/20/2019
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Climate change and its impacts cause hundreds of billions of dollars of damage each year. As the scale of losses increases, so too will the number of legal cases apportioning blame to those most responsible. There have already been over one thousand litigation cases related to climate change, a number that is expected to rise dramatically as climate change continues, and legislation and regulations increase. However, there is another factor driving the number of legal cases: advances in...

Duration:00:11:21

The Green Climate Fund in Guyana: Janelle Christian, Head of the Office of Climate Change, Guyana

7/24/2018
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Climate change is already having serious impacts for Guyana, 90% of the population live on the coastal plain, less than 1 meter above sea level. 75% of the country's economic activity also takes place in this region. In 2005 Guyana suffered a catastrophic flood, which affected over a third of its population and cost over 60% of the country's GDP. Tackling climate change is, therefore, an urgent necessity for Guyana, but cutting greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate impacts...

Duration:00:07:07

Tourism in the Caribbean: Samantha Bray, Center for Responsible Travel

6/14/2018
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The relationship between climate change, environmental degradation and tourism is a complicated one. On the one hand, tourism can be an environmental stressor, with tourists flocking to sometimes fragile environments and the sector accounting, by some estimates, for as much as 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. On the other hand, tourism is often one of the most important economic drivers of climate-vulnerable nations, bringing investment to regions that has helped them to increase their...

Duration:00:12:46

Hurricane Irma: Angela Burnett, Author of The Irma Diaries

5/25/2018
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In 2017 the Caribbean was struck by a series of hurricanes, the largest of which, hurricane Irma, was the strongest open Atlantic storm on record. Irma's peak wind speeds reached 180mph as it caused catastrophic damage to the islands of Barbuda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands. Today we hear from someone who experienced the full force of Irma first-hand. Angela Burnett, a lifelong resident of the British Virgin Islands was working as the territory's climate...

Duration:00:13:51

Climate finance: Stacy Swann on blended climate finance

6/22/2017
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In this episode of Acclimatise Conversations on Climate Change Adaptation, we speak with Stacy Swann, CEO of Climate Finance Advisors, a Washington DC-based firm that works specifically on climate finance and specialises in blending public and private finance to catalyse climate change investment. We learn how blended finance can help to boost investment in climate resilience projects, providing private investors with a multi-trillion dollar investment opportunity. The world's infrastructure...

Duration:00:16:49

Disaster Risk Reduction: Dr Robert Glasser head of the UNISDR

5/23/2017
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Natural disasters take many forms, from floods, to landslides, from extreme heat to massive storms. Planning for these disasters used to be a matter of looking at similar events that happened in the past. However, climate change is beginning to change all that. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) estimates that 9 in 10 natural disasters are linked to the climate. With climate change, extreme events are becoming more severe, frequent and uncertain. Recently the...

Duration:00:11:22

Ports: Marc Eisma, Port of Rotterdam

5/19/2017
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In the previous episode of Acclimatise Conversations on Climate Change Adaptation we spoke with Isabelle Ryckbost of the European Seaports Association to find out about what ports were doing do adapt to climate impacts. One of the climate leaders that Isabelle mentioned was the Port of Rotterdam. In this episode, we investigate what steps Europe's busiest seaport has put in place to make sure that it is resilient in the face of a changing climate. To learn more we caught up with Marc Eisma,...

Duration:00:10:47

Ports: Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General of the European Sea Ports Organisation

4/27/2017
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Ports are vital hubs in global trade networks, linking all of the goods transported by sea with land-based industry and consumers. They are also vulnerable to climate change and its impacts. To find out how ports in Europe are responding to climate change Acclimatise spoke with Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General of the European Sea Ports Organisation. Speaking in the wake of her keynote speech at the recent NavClimate conference, Isabelle explains that climate risks to physical port...

Duration:00:09:08

Climate change through a lense: Ashley Cooper, Environmental Photographer

4/6/2017
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Ashley Cooper is the only person on earth to have photographed climate change and its impacts on every continent on the planet. He has spent the last 13 years, capturing thousands of images that show the devastating effects and captivating beauty of climate change. Now for the first time, Ashley has collected 500 of his best images and released them in a book "Images From a Warming Planet". Learn more about his book at http://www.imagesfromawarmingplanet.net/ Ashley spoke to Acclimatise on a...

Duration:00:10:33

Wastewater: Johannes Cullman, Head of Climate and Water, World Meteorological Organisation

3/21/2017
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Climate change impacts on water are well documented, from floods to droughts hydrological climate impacts affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people around the world. One aspect of the issue that is, perhaps, less well reported is that of climate impacts on wastewater. In an effort to correct this, the UN has made wastewater its theme for this year's World Water Day. The issue of wastewater and water reuse is becoming increasingly important. The vast majority of wastewater...

Duration:00:08:42

Climate finance: Paul Steele, Chief Economist, International Institute for Environment & Development

3/17/2017
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Delivering climate finance to fund local-level adaptation is a difficult challenge. In our latest Conversation on Climate Change Adaptation, Acclimatise spoke with Paul Steele, Chief Economist at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Paul, explains that just 10% of international public climate finance reaches the local level. This is particularly concerning for adaptation initiatives, which are heavily dependent on funding reaching the local-level programmes and...

Duration:00:15:57

Project finance: Nancy Saich (EIB) and Craig Davies (EBRD) on integrating climate risk

8/11/2016
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and other multilateral development banks invest large sums of money into infrastructure and development projects every year. There is increasing pressure for these projects to incorporate climate risk and resilience considerations into their design and development processes. Ensuring that long-term investments are resilient to climate change and its impacts is a major challenge for investors like...

Duration:00:24:58

Climate risk and urban boundaries: Sasank Vemuri, staff consultant to the Asian Development Bank

7/28/2016
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Sasank Vemuri is an urban development specialist living in Manila, the sprawling capital of the Philippines. Working for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as part of the team managing the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF) Sasank knows a lot about financing climate resilience projects in urban areas. Sasank's experience working in peri-urban areas has also shown him that climate risks that affect cities can originate many miles away in upland valleys and hills. In our latest...

Duration:00:07:28

Company Law: ClientEarth's Alice Garton on climate change and company law

7/4/2016
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In our latest episode of Acclimatise Conversations on Climate Change Adaptation we continue to explore the legal risks of climate change. Specifically we are looking at the legal risks of climate change for company directors, shareholders and other investors. So why should company directors pay attention to climate risks? And what can they do about it? To answer these questions I spoke with Alice Garton, Company and Financial Project Leader at the Environmental Law NGO, ClientEarth.

Duration:00:09:01

Climate Law: Robert Milbourne on the legal implications of climate change for extractives companies

6/27/2016
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In this episode of Acclimatise Conversations on Climate Change Adaptation we are talking about the legal implications of climate change for the oil, gas and extractives industries. These industries really are on the front lines of the legal arguments when it comes to climate change, facing both regulatory issues around carbon reduction, but also they operate in some of the most vulnerable places on earth, meaning that climate impacts affect them acutely. Helping us unpick these issues is...

Duration:00:11:59

Funding climate change capacity building: Dr Saleemul Huq

6/3/2016
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A recent article published on the Climate Home website argued that some funding to help developing countries adapt to climate change is being poorly used. Its headline message? That universities and not consultants should benefit from climate funds. The author of the article is IPCC lead author and leading climate and development expert Dr Saleemul Huq. In this episode of Acclimatise Conversations on Climate Change Adaptation, we spoke with Dr Huq to ask what aspects of development finance...

Duration:00:07:34

Ecosystems: Alfredo Huete on climate change and complex ecosystems

5/3/2016
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Natural ecosystems are in constant flux, reacting to countless natural, human and physical events. The relationships that ensure that a given ecosystem behaves in the way that it does are so complex that it is often only after an ecosystem has changed or collapsed, that we can begin to understand the reasons why it did so. But climate change is now fundamentally changing many of these relationships, making conservation increasingly difficult. To find out more about how scientists are...

Duration:00:12:55

Community-based adaptation: Dr David Satterthwaite, IIED

4/25/2016
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Right now in Dhaka, Bangladesh some of the world's leading thinkers on climate compatible development are gathering. They are their for the International Institute for Environment and Development's (IIED) 10th International conference on community-based adaptation. It is also the 1st that is focussed specifically on urban areas. Dr Satterthwaite is a senior fellow at the IIED and is one of the leading thinkers on how cities can combine development and climate change adaptation. Acclimatise's...

Duration:00:10:39