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.
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.
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.
This report reflects on the level of ambition shown by 27 regional governments including European ones like Basque and Catalonia in their adaptation strategies. They have reported on physical, water supply, and socioeconomic risks, as well as on adaptation actions.
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.
A PLACARD policy brief highlights how foresight, combining participatory futures thinking with strategic analysis, can support the integration of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
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).
Reindeer herding is already being affected by climate change. The formation of ice in the early part of the winter and reduced levels of frozen snow crust in early spring are amongst the changes that have already caused problems. Vilhemina Northern Herding Cooperative in Sweden has developed tools to track the movements of their reindeer and to aid consultation with other land users.
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.
Experts from three different science, policy and practice communities: Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Foresight, attended the October 2016 PLACARD project workshop to explore whether foresight can help to reduce climate vulnerability.