Mayors Adapt has launched a new series of city twinning activities and is calling for cities to participate. The call for applications runs until 12 September 2016, and the activities will take place between November 2016 and 20 January 2017.
The overall meeting report of the international conference Adaptation Futures (10-13 May 2016) contains short reports of all sessions, pictures and key messages, and impressions from the Scientific and the Practice Advisory Committees.
A study of adaptation in local government in the UK and Germany found that existing policy, legal and regulatory frameworks limit the use of climate projections in local adaptation planning in either country. Political and economic constraints strongly affect the usefulness of climate information for adaptation decision-making.
The article “Competing priorities: how actors and institutions influence adaptation of the German railway system” demonstrates by means of an in-depth case study of the German railway system that the responsibilities for climate adaptation are not clearly regulated. The study was published in the journal Climatic Change and was conducted as part of the research project “Chameleon - Adaptation to climate change in the utility sector”.
A renatured river course as a climate corridor, neighbourhood management of adaptation measures, a training course in climate-resistant building, and greening activities with urban businesses: these are the winners of the 2016 contest for the best solutions in adaptation to climate change in Germany.
Report on European perceptions of climate change: profiles for France, Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom2016-08-11
The purpose of report is to provide a detailed overview of the sociopolitical context in each of the four participating nations.
The English site for the Swedish portal for climate change adaptation (Klimatanpassningsportalen) has been launched in May 2016. Here you will find information about the effects of climate change and examples of climate change adaptation, in a Swedish context.
The application process for European Union side events taking place during the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco(COP22/CMP12), is now open. Deadline for submissions is 9 September 2016.
Cities across Europe must step up their adaptation efforts if they are to handle the increasingly complex challenges caused by climate change such as more extreme flooding or prolonged heatwaves. A European Environment Agency report published today stresses the benefits of investing in long-term preventive measures that cities should take to improve their resilience.
There is growing evidence that projected climate change has the potential to significantly affect public health. In the UK, much of this impact is likely to arise by amplifying existing risks related to heat exposure, flooding, and chemical and biological contamination in buildings. Identifying the health effects of climate change on the indoor environment, and risks and opportunities related to climate change adaptation and mitigation, can help protect public health.