News for: Climate change

Major new project to use nature-based solutions to help Laos adapt to climate change

Monday, December 2, 2019
  • 10 per cent of Laos’ population will benefit from a new project using nature-based solutions to reduce urban flooding.
  • The project is part of a much larger ‘paradigm shift’ in climate adaptation, from hard ‘grey’ infrastructure to integrated solutions that includes ‘green’ infrastructure.
  • It is the largest ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) project in Laos, and the first-ever urban EbA project to be approved by the Green Climate Fund.

Some like it hot, but our wetlands do not

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Heatwaves can spell trouble for our freshwater habitats, as The Wildlife Trusts’ Water Policy Manager Ali Morse explains.

Hot summer days might seem like a blessing. People flock to the beach, flowers bloom and insects thrive, providing food for birds and bats. But a warm summer can be an issue for other species, particularly those that rely on our rivers and wetlands.

Call to rewild 100km of London’s rivers to help the city adapt to climate change

Thursday, May 30, 2019

London is the most vulnerable city in western Europe to climate-related impacts including floods and drought, according to a recent report from the Green Party on the London Assembly. Hundreds of schools, hospitals and tube stations in London are at risk of flooding, according to the report.

An assessment of the potential for Natural Flood Management to offset climate change impacts

Friday, March 29, 2019

Natural Flood Management (NFM) aims to work with natural processes to reduce flood risk, and can potentially contribute to integrated flood risk management (alongside engineering solutions) by providing landscape-based resilience to climate change impacts. Here, two approaches are used to assess the extent to which NFM could offset the impacts of climate change on floods in Great Britain. The first looks at specific catchments where there is quantitative evidence for the effect of NFM measures on peak flows.

Climate change: 'Wetlands vital to protect cities'

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wetlands are ecosystems like lakes, rivers, marshes and peatlands, as well as coastal marine areas including mangroves and coral reefs.

The experts say wetlands work as a giant sponge that soaks up and stores extra rainfall and water from storm surges.

Conservation of these water bodies in urban areas was the focus of an international meeting on wetlands that concluded in Dubai on Monday.

Warming water: What climate change holds for the Cape's fragile freshwater fishes, South Africa

Friday, August 31, 2018

In 2014, the Freshwater Research Centre (FRC), in collaboration with CapeNature and the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), embarked on a study to investigate the potential consequences of climate warming for the unique and threatened freshwater fishes of South Africa’s Western Cape.

Find out more and watch the video here.

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