Published on Dec 9, 2016
If you want to know what the changing climate is doing to the earth, ask someone who’s been there. Jason Briner has been above the Arctic Circle more than 35 times. He takes the big topic of global warming and shows you what it’s doing to a very important place in this talk. Jason P. Briner is an Associate Professor of Geology at the University at Buffalo. Briner’s research expertise lies in glaciers and climate, specifically in Arctic regions. His passion for Arctic environs obviously explains why, in 2005, Briner moved to Buffalo, NY. Briner has been above the Arctic Circle more than 35 times for his research, in the remote corners of Alaska, Arctic Canada, Greenland and Norway.
Published on Jan 8, 2017
This TED talk shows how our existing property rights system necessarily triggers rising rent payments, thus creating rising inequality of wealth and income. The increasing money flows are used by the rich to invest in all kinds of fixed assets. But mass incomes lag behind. So overcapacities are created, a wedge is formed between offer and demand: a bubble forms and an inevitable bust follows. This is where the world economy now is heading for: Sooner or later we will see a very deep recession if not worse. We could avoid a coming depression by quite simple political measures: by reducing inequality that has built up during the last 35 years. Prof. Dr. Christian Kreiss was an investment banker for seven years before becoming professor for finance at Aalen University in 2002. Today he is strongly committed to change our economic system which, in his eyes, is not only unfair but also unsustainable.
Published on Apr 20, 2017
Imagine if the world’s largest investors and companies invested in solutions that protect the environment AND preserve their bottom lines…
We’re analyzing our options in the City’s efforts to go carbon neutral by 2050.
The City is working to reduce pollution that adds to climate change. Solving this issue will spur economic growth and improve life in Boston. It will also enhance everyone’s health and safety. In this project, we’re working with:
Carbon Free Boston
Carbon Free Boston is an initiative to prepare the City to go carbon neutral by 2050. The first step within the initiative, the Carbon Free Boston report, will analyze the costs and benefits of policies and technologies that could enable Boston to reach this goal. Our goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and our analysis will help inform the City’s next update of its Climate Action Plan.
Learn more about how the City of Boston is going carbon neutral.
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Climate Ready Boston
Climate Ready Boston is an ongoing initiative to develop resilient solutions to prepare our City for climate change. The latest report was released in December 2016, and outlines recommendations to ensure Boston will be climate-ready. Boston residents are already affected by extreme heat, rain, snow and flooding. These trends will likely continue.
Explore the City of Boston’s climate preparedness work
Our outreach program aims to increase awareness and understanding of the climate impacts Boston is facing. We want to involve Bostonians in developing and advancing our action items.
About the MVP Program:
The MVP program helps Massachusetts cities and towns develop climate change resiliency plans. Through grants administered by the state, municipalities will receive technical assistance to conduct vulnerability assessments and develop action plans.
The MVP program uses the Community Resilience Building Framework, a workshop approach where community stakeholders collaborate to develop a prioritized list of actions to improve resilience to natural and climate-related hazards.
Municipalities must complete the workshop by June 2018. Upon completion of this program, municipalities will earn an “MVP” designation and be eligible for future funding opportunities.