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  • Costs of adaptation to climate change – assessing the public budgets in Austria


    The project PACINAS (Public adaptation – Investigating the Austrian adaptation strategy) addresses the costs of adaptation to climate change for the public budget at the federal, provincial and city level in Austria. The project developed two costing methodologies to estimate adaptation relevant expenditures in the current budget and to assess possible future developments (adaptation pathways). One key finding is that current adaptation costs are 8% of the relevant federal budget positions (agriculture, forestry, water, transport, environment) in 2014.

  • High-End Climate Change In Europe: Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation


    Combining the force of over 150 researchers from leading scientific institutions across Europe, three major EU-funded projects, IMPRESSIONS, HELIX and RISES-AM, have synthesized research knowledge on impacts and adaptation under high-end climate change for key policy sectors.

  • Toolbox for an economic assessment of adaptation


    This EU FP7 ECONADAPT research project toolbox provides easy accessible information on the economic assessment of adaptation and converting this into practical information for decision makers.

  • Science report for disaster risk management published


    The EU Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre has produced its first flagship science report "Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less", addressing the multi-risk impacts of natural and human-induced hazards.

  • 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.