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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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Establishment of Climate Action Regional Offices in Ireland
The Irish Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has made 10 million Euro available over 5 years to establish four Climate Action Regional Offices (CAROs). The establishment of the offices is a key action under Ireland's National Adaptation Framework and National Mitigation Plan and will have an important role in coordinating climate action at local government level in Ireland.
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Draft guidelines for institutional strengthening in synergies between CCA and DRR
The PLACARD work provides guidance on how institutions working on climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR), can take advantage of synergies between their networks, their capacities and ensure coherence in order to reduce the impacts of extreme events in the light of a changing climate. This work will be further extended during 2019.
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Paper published: Indicators for adaptation to climate change at national level - Lessons from emerging practice in Europe
As countries gain more experience in developing and implementing national climate change adaptation strategies and plans, the need for understanding their progress and effects is also increasing, especially through indicators for monitoring and evaluation of adaptation to climate change at national level. This Technical Paper contributes to the evolving knowledge base, and is accompanied by an annex including a database of national adaptation indicator sets from five European countries collected in 2017 and 2018.
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