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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 finance: Stacy Swann on blended climate finance

6/11/2017
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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...

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

5/10/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:10:47


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

4/25/2017
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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

4/5/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:10:33


Road To Resilience: Volume II: Audio Abstract

2/11/2017
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Learn about Taru Leading Edge's latest book release: The Road to Resilience Volume II. The book provides practical solutions to the resilience challenges faced by India's cities. Here, book author and Taru Chairman, GK Bhat provides an introduction to the book's main themes.

Duration: 00:01:29


Good COP / Bad COP: Dr Leonard Nurse

12/1/2016
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Dr Leonard Nurse, Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and IPCC author, gives his verdict on the UN climate talks in Marrakesh.

Duration: 00:02:09


Good COP / Bad COP: Emilie Mazzacurati

11/25/2016
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Emilie Mazzacurati of FourTwentySeven gives her verdict on the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh.

Duration: 00:01:49


Smart Cities: Mr GK Bhat: Smart cities in India can they deliver?

10/26/2016
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New technologies are shaping our cities in ways that we have not seen before. IT systems can help manage energy use, transport flows, water resources any many other functions. But where does climate change fit into smart cities agenda? and how can it be ensured that smart technologies work for the poorest and most vulnerable citizens? The push towards using IT in urban management has been seen the world over, but few places have adopted the concept so readily as India. There, the...

Duration: 00:11:36


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

7/26/2016
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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...

Duration: 00:07:28


Entrevista en UCSG Radio con Maribel Hernández (In Spanish)

7/26/2016
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Este mes de julio Maribel Hernández, experta en adaptación al cambio climático y financiación climática en Acclimatise, fue entrevistada por la UCSG Radio, la emisora de la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil. La gestión de riesgos y la adaptación al cambio climático son dos temas íntimamente ligados cuyos esfuerzos también tienen que ser concretados en escenarios locales. Actualmente la ciudad de Guayaquil –con la ayuda del Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF),...

Duration: 00:17:42


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

7/14/2016
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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...

Duration: 00:24:58


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

6/30/2016
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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

6/21/2016
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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 adaptation in Nova Scotia: Jennifer Graham, Adaptation Specialist at Nova Scotia Environment

6/10/2016
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By any measure Nova Scotia is leading the way with innovative approaches to climate change adaptation. In 2009 it created an action plan on climate change, which included measures to make the province more resilient to climate impacts. One of these measures really caught our eye: the plan made provision for an adaptation fund to be created, providing funding for people to pitch ideas about how to make their communities more resilient. In this episode of Acclimatise Conversations on Climate...

Duration: 00:08:20


Disaster Risk Reduction: Dr Robert Glasser head of the UNISDR, on climate change and disasaster risk

3/21/2016
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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) recently said that around 9 in 10 natural disasters are linked to the climate. With climate change, extreme events are becoming more severe, frequent and uncertain....