2019-05-13: Discussion paper

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We launched our first provocation & discussion paper at the 2019 UN Disaster Risk Reduction Global Platform. Printable five-page summary: http://bit.ly/ib1-r1 Full 68 page report, (gdoc) open to comment: http://bit.ly/ib1-r1-discussion Example social media message, if you wish to share: The time for theory is over — http://icebreakerone.org is starting the conversation about ‘Environmental intelligence for […]

IB1 update 2019-04-29

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There are 14 calendar days to go until we touch down in Geneva. Our provocation paper has had over 20 contributors, is now in draft form and is almost ready for broader review: we will circulate to those on the mailing list when ready. In the document, we discuss: What’s at stake and what we […]

IB1 update 2019-04-22

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“We need to change course now” Momentum is building across multiple fronts. Last week banks came with out a statement that they face $20tn ($20,000,000,000,000) of climate risk.   “We call on policymakers and the financial sector to … collaborate to bridge the data gaps to enhance the assessment of climate-related risks” Open letter by Governor of Bank […]

IB1 update 2019-04-15

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Workshop outcomes On Wednesday 10th April participants from insurance, risk modelling, disaster risk reduction, policy, investment and infrastructure held a workshop to unpack user stories and validate economic cases for this project. For example: Maria is Director of a National Disaster Management Office who is overseeing recovery and reconstruction efforts from a recent hurricane. She […]

IB1 update 2019-04-08

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Supporters Last week we added supporters UN Environment and Arup. Please help us connect with organisations who’d like to join the discussion privately or publicly “Support the Icebreaker One discussion”. Workshop — user needs and stories NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED On Wednesday this week we are holding a workshop to further unpack user needs: if you […]

IB1 update 2019-04-01

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We like deadlines: there are 42 days to go until the UNISDR Global Platform in Geneva, where we formally initiate the Icebreaker One discussion. Last week we: launched this icebreakerone.org website planned out a workshop for 10th April – see below thought more about how to visually describe the project We’ve had a lot of questions about, for example, if […]

IB1 update 2019-03-25

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Within a week of launching we now have 56 people on this list. Thank you. Over the last week the working groups (below) have continued to define the scope and boundary conditions of the project, and connected with new people about what we’re doing. And describing what we are doing many dozens of times has […]