On April 2016, the Walloon government adopted the regional Plan "Air-Climate-Energy". The adaptation section describes the impacts expected in Wallonia and contains measures to reduce vulnerability and to adapt to climate change in different sectors. The plan will be presented during a conference on 26-27 October 2016 in Mons.
By the end of 2015 an external assessment of the French National Climate Change Adaptation Plan (PNACC), applicable from 2011 to 2015, took place. By assessing the process and the outcomes of the PNACC and putting its achievements in an international context, recommendations for a future plan covering the years 2017 to 2021 were developed and are presented in the final evaluation report.
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.
Cost of Inaction project outcomes available regarding assessing the costs of climate change for Austria2016-08-19
"What are the costs arising from climate change in Austria, if we fail to adapt?” This was the key question raised by the COIN (COst of INaction) project. The project findings have been published on the recently launched English version of the Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA) website.
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.
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.