We are proud to be developing resilience.io with the RESIST (Resilient Economy and Society by Integrated SysTems modelling) project, funded by Newton Fund (via NERC/ESRC) and NSFC on their IRNHiC call, Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards In Earthquake-prone regions in Dechang county, China
Scott – “Resilience.io – Resilience Brokerage Fund”
Run alone and you may run fast
Run together and you will run far
My name is Scott Williams, and together with my collaborator Stephen Passmore, we are here today to bring resilience.io to life for you and invite you to join us on our inspiring journey ahead using our plan, Roadmap2030 [hold up copy of Roadmap2030] to guide us
Our mission is to provide the tools to optimise decision making for planning and investment in resilient city development, and accelerate the selection and financing of the best available clean technologies
Today we are offering investors and innovators the first opportunity to invest in our Resilience Brokerage Fund to help complete the development of the resilience.io platform and to deploy it across the world
Dr Xiaonan Wang presents, How to build resilience.io for sustainable urban energy and water systems, an Energy Seminar for The Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College, London on 2nd December 2016.
Xiaonan explains the work so far in it’s strategic context and introduces new development to the platform since the debut of the prototype earlier in 2016. The platform has been extended from it’s WASH sector prototype to include components to allow it to model the energy mix in the GAMA region and has been used to evaluate a water purification technology for it’s viability. The prototype has been developed to a software beta version with a graphical user interface and app launcher.
We are pleased to announce the start of a new resilience.io project co-funded by the European Space Agency and in partnership with Rezatec, the leading satellite geo-analytics company. The objective will be to bring innovative Earth Observation data to support city-region resilience planning through resilience.io.
My journey to provide and scale support to city regions to meet Global Goals by 2030
In 2008 I was working in Arup, heading up their global planning business with a world class team of transport, environmental, urban and policy and economics experts. Before that I had worked in infrastructure design and delivery, particularly Public Private Partnerships, around the World and I was also an adviser to the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone on his Sustainable Development Commission and so I was very aware of the challenges of achieving improved city resilience.
Stephen Passmore and Scott Williams are at the conference to show how the resilience.io collaboration supports disaster risk reduction and the Sendai framework by helping investors to achieve the Global Goals and disaster risk reduction and enabling the shift from disaster response to disaster prevention in cities.
The Compact of Mayors is a huge cooperative effort among mayors and city officials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, track progress, and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Currently 382 cities, representing 345,853,881 people worldwide and 4.7% of the total global population, have committed to the Compact of Mayors. These cities and others are also gearing up to implement Urban SDG Goal 11 to make their cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The C40 cities network has shown that a third of decisions that affect global warming outcomes will be made in cities and if we carry on as we are, within 5 years we will have locked in enough carbon to create 2 DegC of global warming. Transformational change in cities is an urgent priority.
By Peter Head, Founder and CEO The Ecological Sequestration Trust
I was in New York City for Climate Week and the UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting on 25th September when the 17 Global Goals for 2030 were signed by 193 countries. It was a very moving and emotional week as well as a productive one and now I am back in London, there is a little time to reflect.