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.
SWICCA, one of the Sectoral Information System proof-of-concept projects of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), offers data and guidance for climate impact assessments in the water management in Europe.
ClimateArt Award: artists wanted to inspire action to address climate change using science-based information2016-12-13
Climateurope has initiated the ClimateArt Award, which will take place within the Climateurope Festival, Valencia, 5-7 April 2017. Artists inspired by the main themes of the Festival, water, agriculture, climate information can participate with paintings, drawings, installations, music, dance, theatre pieces. Deadline entries: 30 January, 2017.
Extinctions related to climate change have already happened in hundreds of plant and animal species around the world. New research shows that local extinctions have already occurred in 47% of the 976 plant and animal species studied.
On 22 September 2016 the CLIMPY 'Characterization of the evolution of the climate and supply of information for adaptation in the Pyrenees' project was launched. The objective is to analyze the recent temperature, precipitation and snow trends in the Pyrenean.
Climate change affects the forest’s growing conditions, but with the right knowledge and tools we can adapt the planting of new trees to both existing and future climate conditions. Swedish research shows that as the climate changes, so do the growing conditions of pine trees.
The 2016 C40 Cities Award has been awarded to Copenhagen and Paris for their protection and action plans aiming at preventing flooding and other extreme events. In total 11 World Cities have been awarded.
A new scientific review of the winter floods of 2015/2016 confirms that the event was one of the most extreme and severe hydrological events of the last century.
This conference was held in Oxford (20 - 22 September 2016) to meet the challenges of the Paris climate agreement also covering implications for the adaptation agenda; summaries and reports from the event are online available.
ENHANCE, an EU-funded research project, has studied 10 case studies on risk reduction of catastrophic events, such as alpine hazards to railway transport, and volcanic eruptions impacting air transport. The outcomes have been presented in this book.