July 2014 Newsletter
Conference Update

UGEC in the Media
Dr. Karen Seto is featured in "Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change", produced by IPCC Working Group III.
Dr. Patricia Romero-Lankao at the 2014 Baha'i Chair for World Peace Second Spring Symposium. 

Title: "Urbanization and climate change: what are the threats and the opportunities to overcome them?"
Dr. Xiangzheng Deng at the 2013 Shanghai Forum.

Title: Climate Change and Green Development
(in Chinese)
    Recent UGEC Events

Transitions to a Low Carbon Urban Future in an Era of Extreme Events
UGEC and The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities held a workshop on June 12-13th, 2014 at Hunter College - CUNY. The objective of the workshop was to directly respond to the challenge of building low carbon cities as they enter into an era of more frequent and intense extreme events.  The workshop was structured to develop a coherent analysis and integration of the broad array of transition scholarship to illustrate and understand the multiple ways transition has been used to address how urban systems change (including socio-ecological and socio-technological systems) and how extreme climate event dynamics change the conditions under which the requirements of a low carbon future could be met.

The workshop participants are currently collaborating on a manuscript, which we hope will become a lead paper for a journal special issue and published in 2015.
Recent Publications
Bulkeley, H., Edwards, G.A.S., & Fuller, S. (2014). Contesting climate justice in the city: Examining politics and practice in urban climate change experiments. Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions, 25, pp. 31-40. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.01.009

Bulkeley, H., Luque-Ayala, A., & Silver, J. (2014). Housing and the (re)configuration of energy provision in Cape Town and Sao Paulo: Making space for a progressive urban climate politics? Political Geography, 40, pp. 25-34. doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2014.02.003

Conway, D., Barnett, J., Betsill, M.M., Lebel, L., & Seto, K.C. (2014). Global Environmental Change: Taking stock at a time of transition. Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions, 24, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.02.007

Deng, X.Z., Guneralp, B., & Su, H.B. (2014). Observations and Modeling of the Climatic Impact of Land-Use Changes. Advances in Meteorology, 718695. doi: 10.1155/2014/718695

Deng, X.Z., Zhao, C.H., Lin, Y.Z., Zhang, T., Qu, Y., Zhang, F., Wang, Z., & Wu, F. (2014). Downscaling the Impacts of Large-Scale LUCC on Surface Temperature along with IPCC RCPs: A Global Perspective. Energies, 7(4), pp. 2720-2739. doi: 10.3390/en7042720

Revi, A., Satterthwaite, D., Aragon-Durand, F., Corfee-Morlot, J., Kiunsi, R.B.R., Pelling, M., Roberts, D., Solecki, W., Gajjar, S.P., & Sverdlik, A. (2014). Towards transformative adaptation in cities: the IPCC's Fifth Assessment. Environment and Urbanization, 26(1), pp. 11-28. doi: 10.1177/0956247814523539

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Upcoming Events

International conference on peri-urban landscapes: water, food and environmental security
Sydney, Australia
July 8 - 10, 2014

Green Economy in the South: Negotiating Environmental Governance, Prosperity and Development - International Conference
Dodoma, Tanzania
July 8 - 10, 2014

5th International Disaster and Risk IDRC Davos
Davos, Switzerland
August 24 - 28, 2014

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Employment Opportunities
Future Earth News

Future Earth to get globally distributed secretariat

Future Earth will have a new secretariat with a unique and innovative structure that spans three continents.

The announcement came today from the International Council for Science, on behalf of the members of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability (the Alliance).

The preferred bidder comprises five global hubs which will function as a single entity, and are located in Canada (Montreal), France (Paris), Japan (Tokyo), Sweden (Stockholm) and the United States (Colorado). 

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