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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.