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Exploring how language is used in the climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction domains

The PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction (PLACARD) project is examining how language is used in the climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction domains where the same terminology is often used to mean different things. Practitioners and researchers from both fields are encouraged to take part in a short survey to help to understand the differences.

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New report on nature-based solutions to promote climate resilience in urban areas

The report “Nature-based solutions to promote climate resilience in urban areas - developing an impact evaluation framework" explores the dimensions of impact that projects may have when implemented at different scales in urban areas.

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City to city exchange on urban adaptation at Open European Day 2017

Pre-registration is open for the Open European Day organized by ICLEI and the EEA taking, and supported by the European Commission, place on 3 May 2017 in Bonn back to back with the Resilient Cities Conference. Key actors will exchange their experiences on transformation, innovation and co-creation in urban adaptation.

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GrowApp: make an animation of climate change in your backyard

GrowApp allows people to make animations of trees, gardens and landscapes by taking pictures with their smartphone. The app directly transforms these pictures in a time lapse movie that shows changes over the seasons and even over the years.

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European Perceptions of Climate Change project releases topline findings of a four country survey

This JPI Climate funded project surveyed for the very first time the in-depth, nationally representative opinions on climate change, climate policy and future energy options of over 4,000 members of the public in four countries.

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Increase in extreme sea levels could endanger European coastal communities

Massive coastal flooding in northern Europe that now occurs once every century could happen every year, if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.

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Copernicus Climate Change service project SWICCA case study on the brewery chain

This SWICCA case study aims to develop a future proof region with a sustainable economic growth in the brewery chain in the Netherlands. Knowledge on climate change impacts and tools were offered to visualize climate projections making visible how the area may develop under climate change.

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ECCA 2017 conference (5-9 June 2017) programme available

The conference will open with a civic reception on the evening on Monday 5 June. After the opening plenary session on Tuesday morning, parallel sessions will be held. On Thursday and Friday excursions will be offered to showcase a range of adaptation projects and cultural sites across the region.

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Launch of the Alpine Climate Board

The Alpine Convention has set up a new body gathering experts from national administrations and observer organizations. Over the next two years the Alpine Climate Board will define future common adaptation and mitigation actions in order to achieve a resilient and climate neutral Alpine area by 2050.

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From Adaptation Strategy to an Adaptation Plan: the case of Italy

The Italian Ministry for the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea opened a public consultation for the elaboration of the Italian National Adaptation Plan on the perception of climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, adaptation actions and governance on adaptation.

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Cooler microclimate in cities with green tracks

Grass tracks beds for trams create more green surfaces in the urban environment. They also contribute to a cooler microclimate and a small retarding basin for rain. The Swedish municipalities Norrkoping and Gothenburg have invested in green tracks.

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Swedish cloudburst road prevents properties

With the help of a newly constructed cloudburst road, the risk of flooding is much lower in the Swedish municipality of Karlstad. The V-shaped road leads water away in the event of torrential rain, in order to prevent properties along the street being flooded.

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New EEA report on Financing urban adaptation to climate change

A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report highlights the opportunities open to municipalities to share best practices and how they can support projects like green roofs or expanding city parks to help alleviate the negative effects of climate change.

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Less snow and a shorter ski season in the Alps

A new research shows that the Alps could lose as much as 70% of snow cover by the end of this century. However, if humans manage to keep global warming below 2°C, the snow-cover reduction would be limited to 30% by 2100.

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