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Managing the impact of climate change: First International Standard for adaptation published
'ISO 14090, Adaptation to climate change - Principles, requirements and guidelines', is the first in a range of ISO standards that aims to help organizations assess climate change impacts and put plans in place for effective adaptation. The standard will also be implemented as a European standard.
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EEA story maps on projected climate change impacts
Recently published maps presenting a story about how Europe might be affected by key climate hazards such as droughts, floods, forest fires and sea level rise during the 21st century. These maps are based on different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios and climate models published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Launch of Open Public Consultation for the design of the new EU Adaptation Strategy
The European Commission announced in the European Green Deal the adoption of a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change. The Directorate-General for Climate Action launched on 14 May 2020 an open public consultation for its work on the new Strategy. A broad range of stakeholders, including citizens, businesses, NGOs, academia, national, regional and local authorities, are invited to provide inputs until 20 August 2020.
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Report published on assessing adaptation knowledge in Europe
This report is based on a knowledge assessment study designed to synthesize the frameworks, processes and methods being used to assess vulnerability in Europe. It describes the concepts and definitions covering impacts, vulnerability, risk, resilience and adaptive capacity.
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The Walloon ‘Adapt your city’ approach
The Walloon region has developed a tool to help cities and municipalities to evaluate their vulnerability and to take actions to adapt to climate change impacts on their territory.
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RAMSES project results on impact of research on adaptation to climate change in cities
RAMSES, a five-year EU project concluded in September 2017, research results are summarized in a final report: analysed structural features of cities, and developed tools, such as an innovative urban climate model to be applied to Antwerp, London, and Bilbao.
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Report with the potential role of foresight in integrating DRR and CCA explored
This PLACARD project report explores the potential role of foresight in integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) through an analysis of 20 of the most common foresight methods.
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LIFE launches 2018 call for action grants
The EU’s LIFE programme has launched its 2018 call for proposals, supporting projects that protect the environment and tackle the impacts of climate change. The total budget for project action grants in this year's call is 397 million €. Of this, 80 million € is foreseen for the sub-programme for Climate Action.
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EEA report on adapting to climate change: European countries assess vulnerability and risks
The report 'National climate change vulnerability and risk assessments in Europe 2018,' is the first review on how the 33 EEA member countries have conducted national climate change vulnerability and risk assessments as part of their adaptation plans.
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Climate Adaptation Partnership Action Plan: public feedback launched
The public feedback of the Partnership on Climate Adaptation, with its objectives to anticipate on the adverse effects of climate change and take appropriate action to prevent damage to Urban Areas, under the EU Urban Agenda was launched on 22 June 2018. Anyone can contribute to the actions from the Draft Action Plan until 17 August 2018.
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