Views from the Alliance: IPCC 1.5°C Special Report

October 8: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a report detailing what we can expect if global warming brings our climate to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Here is what the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance has to say.

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Views from the Alliance: IPCC 1.5°C Special Report

Tackling climate extremes with technology in the Balkans

Extreme weather is fast becoming the 'new normal' in the Balkans. In May 2014, historic flooding pushed over 125,000 people into poverty in Serbia alone, and caused damages and losses well over $2 billion in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A stifling round of record temperatures smothered Southern Europe last year, buckling train tracks in Serbia and earning the nickname ‘Lucifer’ for scorching temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, with similar temperatures affecting the region just a few months ago. According to international researchers, climate change played a significant role in both these heatwaves – and trends may worsen in coming decades.

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Tackling climate extremes with technology in the Balkans

How to Build a City That Doesn’t Flood? Turn it Into a Sponge

Cities encourage potentially devastating floods by laying down asphalt and pavement. Could this be avoided by making them “spongier” and more absorbent?

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How to Build a City That Doesn’t Flood? Turn it Into a Sponge

Take care: Unclear conditions ahead

New automatic weather stations advance climate information & early warning in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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Take care: Unclear conditions ahead

Why is Raspberry Pi perfect for building flood resilience?

Could a palm-sized $10 computer become a life-saving tool against disasters and climate change? In this blog, Rob Mullins (Raspberry Pi co-founder) and Miguel Arestegui (Disaster Risk Reduction specialist at Practical Action) discuss how the Raspberry Pi micro-computer is building flood resilience in Peru and how it could help us in the future.  

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Why is Raspberry Pi perfect for building flood resilience?
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