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Op-ed by Ricky Passarelli in ISN ETH Zürich on Climate Change

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What does the Indian city of Surat’s innovative response to flooding tell us about how to combat climate change? The answer, according to Ricky Passarelli, is a familiar one. In an era of political logjams, major global problems will only be solved through multi-stakeholder approaches.

Mobile weather technology may seem like a first-world convenience created for local news and those with plenty of leisure time or discretionary spending. But for a host of rapidly emerging cities around the globe, urban-mobile technology is one of many promising paths towards addressing one of our most pressing security challenges: climate change. Indeed, any grassroots advances of this type are to be welcomed. Almost two decades after Kyoto, the international community is still spinning its wheels over how to manage climate change, and with decades of threats looming, should be looking towards new alternatives.

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