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  • Young Academics Award of the Alpine Convention: Call for Applications


    The fourth edition of the Young Academics Award of the Alpine Convention focuses on a key aspect for climate change adaptation: Sustainable water management in the Alps. Outstanding Master theses on the topic will be rewarded. Applications are open until 31 October 2018.

  • European State of the Climate 2017


    The Copernicus Services on Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring have presented the European State of the Climate 2017, covering two main themes: the Climate in 2017 (annual and seasonal climate of last year in comparison with the 1981-2010 climate reference period) and the Headline Climate Indicators (long-term key indicators for global and regional climate change). The report was presented on 10 April 2018 at the European Parliament.

  • The Climate Innovation Window: platform for innovators, investors and end-users


    BRIGAID´s Climate Innovation Window aims to be a reference portal for innovations on climate change adaptation; bridging the gap between innovators and end-users in resilience to floods, droughts and extreme weather.

  • Call for applications for Young Professionals Award 'Preparedness 2030'


    The German Committee for Disaster Reduction is inviting young professionals to submit their final theses related to the topics of disaster prevention and adaptation to climate change. Application deadline is 01 August 2018.

  • Report with the potential role of foresight in integrating DRR and CCA explored


    This PLACARD project report explores the potential role of foresight in integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) through an analysis of 20 of the most common foresight methods.

  • EEA page on economic losses from climate-related extremes over the period 1980-2016


    The indicator on 'economic losses from climate-related extremes' is showing the number of fatalities, and the overall and insured economic losses from climate-related disasters over the period 1980-2016 in EEA member countries.

  • Global warming increases the risk of avalanches


    The impacts of global warming are felt in mountainous regions, where the rise in temperatures is above average, affecting both glacierized landscapes and water resources. The repercussions of these changes are manifold; from retreating glaciers to an increase in the frequency and intensity of snow avalanches, according to Swiss research.

  • European cities work to address social vulnerability in climate adaptation planning


    Climate change impacts do not affect all citizens in the same way. They often cause worse impacts on certain vulnerable groups within cities. The ETC/CCA report: "Social vulnerability to climate change in European cities – state of play in policy and practice" reviews the concepts of social vulnerability, and describes several case studies that attempt to assess vulnerability and include equity in adaptation planning.

  • RAMSES project results on impact of research on adaptation to climate change in cities


    RAMSES, a five-year EU project concluded in September 2017, research results are summarized in a final report: analysed structural features of cities, and developed tools, such as an innovative urban climate model to be applied to Antwerp, London, and Bilbao.

  • Assessing climate change costs in Europe: the innovative approach of the COACCH project


    The recent started EU project COACCH, aiming at providing an improved downscaled assessment of the risks and costs of climate change in Europe, brings modelling teams in climate change impact assessment together with stakeholders to co-develop methods and analyses in an innovative research practice.