Dechang Mountain Multi Hazard Risk Demonstration Region

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

We will work with scientists from the University of Bristol and The Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

resilience.io Selected to Present at CleanEquity Monaco 2017 – The 10th Anniversary – Hosted by Innovator Capital

LONDON, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Resilience.io will present at CleanEquity Monaco 2017 on March 9th & 10th at the Fairmont Monte Carlo.

CleanEquity is an annual invitation-only event hosted by Innovator Capital, the London based specialist investment bank. The conference provides an intimate and collegiate setting for inventors and entrepreneurs to share their stories with delegates – key decision makers looking to assist them with reaching their commercial and strategic goals.

Other partners and sponsors include Prince Albert II of Monaco’s Foundation, Covington & Burling, Cisco EIR, Cision, Cranfield University, Deloitte, Hobbs & Towne, the Monaco Economic Board, Parkview and the Social Stock Exchange.

resilience.io has been identified by an expert panel as one of the world’s most innovative sustainable technology companies and has been selected to present to senior financial and strategic cleantech investors, policy makers, legislators, end users and media.

esa (european space agency) and rezatec (analysing earth data) logos

URGED Project – Stirling city-region demonstrator

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.

RSA – Scaling For Impact

Lightning Talk by Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA at the RSA Scaling for impact event 1 February 2016.

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.

Technology Transfer – COP21

Partnering to help implement the Paris Agreement 2016 – 2030

The Ecological Sequestration Trust with ICL and IIER, are building an open-source systems platform for city regions resilience.io which includes technology process blocks for infrastructure, buildings and industrial plants and models community consumption patterns. This will enable city regions to understand the benefits of new technologies on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving human well-being through adaptation to climate change,  improving resource security and limiting environmental damage. Also it will enable technology providers to create the business models for successful transfer to new city regions through public-private partnerships and enable access to capital.

Implementing Paris, Sendai, SDG 2015 commitments – COP21

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.  

Moving from agreeing Global Frameworks and visionary Goals to changing the way we all live

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.

Blog ahead of Climate and SDG week in New York City

By Peter Head, Founder and CEO The Ecological Sequestration Trust

A Momentous Week

Five years ago I could see in the work of my brilliant planning team in Arup that human development needed to make a radical course correction. I called the destination the ‘Ecological Age’ and the process Sustainable Development. At that time, the Millenium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing extreme poverty was being approached quickly around the world, with China playing a major role with it’s incredible development programme. It was clear, however, that we were starting to breach the limits of the Earth to support this fast track change, with resource depletion, pollution and ecological destruction. The science suggested truly awful consequences of this path, as population grew to around 10bn by 2050, with climate change making it increasingly difficult to provide adequate supplies of food and water. I met a great number of young people around the world motivated to support change, but without the means to make it happen.

Systems modelling placed at the heart of landmark Commission on Planetary Health report

Systems modelling has been placed at the heart of the landmark report – Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch – by The Rockefeller FoundationLancet Commission on Planetary Health.

With input from members our team, Peter Head who sat on the Scientific Advisory Panel and Stephen Passmore and Alexander Schmidt through inclusion of their work on the January 2015 status report to DFID and Cities Alliance.