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Asimina Voskaki

My name is Asimina Voskaki and I am a PhD student working on analysing climate risk in an airport context. Besides my academic path, I work as a Climate Change and Natural Hazards Risk Engineer in Zurich Resilience Solutions. I am a geologist with an MSc in environmental planning and an MRes in airport environmental strategy assessment and water management efficiency. I am passionate about climate resilience and using my skills to support organisations to prepare for, mitigate the impact and recover from the effects of climate change.

Climate change: let’s talk about adaptive capacity

Climate change: let’s talk about adaptive capacity

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “there is nothing permanent except change”. We are living in an epoch where constant change is the new normal. Unquestionably, climate change is one of the most significant challenges of our time. How can we shape our thinking to become more agile to change, and what attributes do organisations and societies need to increase their cap ...[Read More]

Getting to know Anne Mangeney 2022 Sergey Soloviev Medal

Getting to know Anne Mangeney 2022 Sergey Soloviev Medal

In today’s interview, we talk with Anne Mangeney, Professor of Geosciences at the Paris Diderot University. Anne has been awarded the 2022 Sergey Soloviev Medal. This medal is awarded for outstanding scientific contributions in fundamental research that improves our knowledge of basic natural hazards principles and research that assesses and leads to the proper mitigation of natural hazards ...[Read More]

Building a risk-aware culture

Building a risk-aware culture

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The future depends on what you do today”. In the past months, we have witnessed extreme weather events, wildfires, earthquakes, and volcanic activity in different parts of the world. Although this activity is ordinary for a living planet like Earth, it can disturb the modern way of living and put people at risk. Even for the events that can be predicted with a higher deg ...[Read More]

Paving the way for climate resilience: what can we learn from the coronavirus pandemic?

Paving the way for climate resilience: what can we learn from the coronavirus pandemic?

Even though significant epidemics and pandemics have been recorded many times throughout human history, the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated how vulnerable our societies still are. While the consequences of the pandemic are still ongoing, the global response so far can potentially offer some insights to support climate change response. Undoubtedly, the world is already experiencing a wide range of c ...[Read More]