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  • Swedish portal for climate change adaptation in English available

    2016-07-11

    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.

  • Apply now for EU Side Events at COP22/CMP12

    2016-07-05

    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.

  • Building resilient cities key to tackling effects of climate change

    2016-07-05

    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.

  • Health impacts of climate change in the indoor environment: a UK review

    2016-06-30

    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.

  • Report on resilience of large investments and critical infrastructures in Europe to climate change

    2016-06-30

    Climate hazard damages to critical infrastructures in Europe will inflate as a result of global warming, with an uneven territorial distribution of future impacts and adaptation needs. This calls for an EU commitment on continuing to support adaptation action in Member States and coordinating the exchange of information and best practices.

  • The Basque Declaration: New Pathways for European Cities and Towns

    2016-06-28

    The Basque Declaration, acclaimed by around 900 participants of the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, provides 15 pathways for European Cities and Towns to create productive, sustainable and resilient cities for a liveable and inclusive Europe.

  • PLACARD Workshop held on risk assessment for disaster risk reduction and climate risk management

    2016-06-23

    This workshop held on 17 May 2016 during the Understanding Risk Forum, focused on the critical role empirical and evidence-based risk analysis and assessment can play in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

  • Global city movements join forces in the fight against climate change

    2016-06-22

    The world's two primary city-led climate change and energy initiatives, the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, have announced the formation of a new, first-of-its-kind global initiative of cities and local governments leading in the fight against climate change.

  • European Commission launches a knowledge centre on migration and demography

    2016-06-20

    This new virtual centre is dedicated to migration and demography, bringing together existing knowledge and pursuing research on future migration flows and population trends, including understanding their impact on health, welfare, education systems and the economy, and the impact of climate change on migration.

  • Adaptation to Climate Change in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    2016-06-13

    In Baden-Württemberg, the warmest region in Germany, climate change impacts such as hot spells, extreme rains and fine dust alarms are already perceptible. A new study analyses what increasing precipitation and rising temperatures means for city administrations regarding construction materials, forestry or staff planning.