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Ashden, K-CEP and ClimateWorks Foundation
Alternatives such as air conditioning are out of reach for many, and create emissions that fuel the climate emergency. Fair cooling is the future – but it isn’t spreading fast enough. That’s why Ashden, K-CEP and ClimateWorks Foundation have launched the $1 million Fair Cooling Fund, an ambitious project scaling up the impact of frontline fair cooling solutions.
The Fair Cooling Fund is helping eight organisations scale up their fair cooling innovation or deliver fair cooling for the first time. Organisations will receive a grant, tailored business support and global networking opportunities.
Those taking part include businesses, social enterprises and city authorities. All are committed to working closely with the vulnerable communities most at risk from heat stress. At the heart of the project is a co-operative, collaborative approach – innovators are learning from each other and inspire change beyond their own organisation.
As well as supporting fair cooling pioneers, the fund is raising the profile of cooling issues with policymakers, investors and other crucial audiences. A challenge this huge demands local, national and international action.
For more information about the fund, contact FairCoolingFund@Ashden.org.
The Adaptation Fund has launched a new USD 10 million pilot small grants programme (Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator) targeting a broad range of potential finance recipients, including governments, non-governmental organizations, community groups, young innovators and other groups.
The Steering Group (SG) of the High Impact Weather (HIWeather) Project provides endorsement for projects, programs and initiatives that plan to contribute to the goals of HIWeather as outlined in the HIWeather Implementation Plan.
Projects seeking endorsement through HIWeather may either be funded or in the process of seeking funding.
For more information and Endorsement form: HIWeather Endorsement
Call for Papers
ISPRS Intl Journal of Geo-Information
The concept of local climatic zones (LCZs) has become a widely recognized standard for the description of urban climate sites, gaining substantial attention from scholars worldwide in recent years. The original concept was extended to the mapping of urban and suburban landscapes, resulting in widespread application in urban climate research and beyond. With such a radical shift in the LCZ concept, new problems were identified (e.g. the quality and level of GIS data detail, user accuracy, appropriate resolution, spatio-temporal variability, level of generalization, and standardization of classification). Most popular among authors dealing with LCZ delineation are methods based on widely available remote sensing data. The majority of such studies, however, have reported user accuracy inappropriate for recent urban climate science, demanding exact data for modeling and for application in real urban planning. We therefore have devote ed this Special Issue to GIS-based methods of LCZ delineation and their application to the development of high-quality LCZ data. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Innovative GIS-based LCZ mapping methods; Analyses on producer and user accuracy for GIS-based/other methods; Studies on spatiotemporal variability of thermal exposure in LCZs; Application of LCZ concept in urban areas.