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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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European Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050
The EC adopted a strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy by 2050: 'A Clean Planet for all'. The strategy shows how Europe can lead the way to climate neutrality by investing into realistic technological solutions, empowering citizens, and aligning action in key areas such as industrial policy, finance, or research.
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EU project RESIN has developed tools and methods for urban adaptation
The recently concluded RESIN project has developed three practical tools and methods, along with an overarching decision support framework, to aid cities in understanding climate risk, and in designing and implementing climate adaptation strategies for their local contexts.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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