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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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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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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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C40 Office in Copenhagen to connect cities and businesses

C40, the world’s leading climate network for mega cities including many European cities, opened a permanent office in Copenhagen. The new base will create closer collaboration between cities and the private sector to support the mayors' agenda on climate change including adaptation.

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Your opportunity to help shape and tailor the Copernicus Climate Change service

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) wants to understand the requirements of those using multi-model seasonal forecasts and invites you to complete a short (5-10 mins) online survey. The results from this survey will inform the evaluation and quality control of the seasonal forecasts products which will be freely provided by the C3S.

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New report on climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe

Europe’s regions are facing rising sea levels and more extreme weather, such as more frequent and more intense heatwaves, flooding, droughts and storms due to climate change, according to a new European Environment Agency report.

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UK policy paper on Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

United Kingdom's government report setting out the 6 priority climate change risk areas requiring further action in the country over the next five years.

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Global 2016 temperature record confirmed

The first global analysis of the whole of 2016 has confirmed last year as the warmest on record and saw the planet near a 1.5°C warming, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).

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Inspiration on climate change adaptation in Sweden: Heat stress in cowsheds

In order to cope with extreme weather in the future, animal sheds that can resist both heat and extreme precipitation are required. At Hanåsa Farm in southern Sweden, investments in ventilation and insulation of the cowshed have reduced the risk of heat stress among the cows.

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Alpen-Forum-Innsbruck: awareness-rising events by the Alpine Convention

The Alpen-Forum-Innsbruck, carried out since 2015, is a joint initiative of several research institutions and the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention with the aim to provide a forum for public information and discussion to address the issue of climate change in the Alpine region. As one of the 2016 topics farmers, scientists and decision-makers debated with the public on ways Alpine farmers are adapting to temperature increase and dryer summers.

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European survey on user requirements of climate information and impact indicators

The SECTEUR project is engaging with organisations across Europe to learn about their needs with regard to climate information. These findings will help to inform the development of the new Copernicus Climate Change Service which aims to provide free climate information at the European level by 2018.

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