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.
Within "The Lancet" journal a report on "Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change"; the so called "Lancet Countdown" was published, which aims to track the health impacts of climate related hazards; health resilience and adaptation, health co-benefits of climate change mitigation; economics and finance, and political and broader engagement.
The platform resulting from an EU FP7 research project provides access to a wide range of resources for ecosystem services and nature-based solutions. It has been recently updated to include a 'marketplace' for sharing tools and resources, a new community directory and a crowd-sourced enquiry service: Ask Oppla.
This climate portal was launched to support the adaptation policy, planning and implementation in Portugal. It provides scientific background information concerning climate indicators at national level, both from historical data and future state-of-the-art climate model projections until the end of the 21st century.
People in Germany experienced a summer of extremes with heavy precipitation and severe storms, in particular in Germany's southern and western regions, which had destructive effects on a scale hardly imaginable. Adaptation to climate change is becoming more and more important in Germany.
A German study finds that global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture. Around the globe, climate change threatens agricultural productivity and is forcing up food prices. However, economic losses could be limited to 0.3 percent of global GDP, depending on agricultural trade policies.
The 14th conference of 'EUROPE-INBO' was organized around 4 round tables dedicated to current events in the practical implementation of the Water Framework Directive. Around 200 participants gathered in France to discuss on water and adaptation issues.
Registration is now open for ECCA 2017, ‘Our Climate Ready Future’: with the latest developments in climate adaptation research and inspiring examples of adaptation in practice.
The SECTEUR project is engaging with organisations across Europe to learn about their needs with regard to climate information. These findings will help to inform the development of the new Copernicus Climate Change Service which aims to provide free climate information at the European level by 2018.