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Adaptation Gap Report 2021
The sixth edition of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Adaptation Gap Report: 'The Gathering Storm' looks at how Europe and the entire world is doing in adapting to the impacts of climate change. The report finds that there is an urgent need to step up climate adaptation finance.
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Reduced flood risks for over 1,300 people living along Slovenian rivers
To prevent floodings, as Slovenia had experienced in the past, a series of measures have been taken along the rivers Meža and Mislinja as part of a project, funded by the EU Regional Policy, carried out by the Slovenian Water Agency. The project will help to ensure a 100-year flood protection in the urban areas and agricultural areas included in the project.
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ADAPT: Nature-based solutions for resilient societies in the Western Balkans
The ADAPT project is a three-year initiative, started in 2019, to increase ecosystem and community resilience to climate change and disaster risks by applying Nature-based solutions in the Western Balkan countries. It provides opportunities to analyze national ecosystem management and biodiversity policy from a climate change perspective, and adaptation indicators.
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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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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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LIFE project ADAPTA BLUES is launched
The 5-year project ADAPTA BLUES, funded by the LIFE Programme, focuses on the restoration of estuarine ecosystems as a Nature Based Solution to remediate the risks related to climate change in coastal areas. The aim is to demonstrate that the conservation and restoration of estuarine ecosystems is an efficient strategy to enhance adaptation to climate change in coastal areas of the European Atlantic coast.
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The European Green Deal includes the development of a new, more ambitious EU strategy on adaptation to climate change
The European Commission presents The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.
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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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French National Adaptation Plan for Climate Change for the period 2018-2022 launched
The objective of the second French National Adaptation Plan for Climate Change (PNACC-2) for the period 2018-2022, launched in December 2018, is to better prepare the French society to climate change, involving the main sectors of the economy (agriculture, industry, tourism) and territories. Based on the recommendations of the assessment of PNACC 2011-2015, the development of PNACC-2 was based on a national consultation that mobilized over 300 representatives from civil society, experts and representatives of local authorities and ministries.
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WHO report published on public health and climate change adaptation policies in the EU
The WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Commission have developed a project to analyse health policies to address adaptation to climate change in EU countries and to compile a selection of good practice case studies. This report includes the findings and a review of past trends and future projections of selected weather- and climate-related hazards, including their health impacts.
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