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New health related information published on the European Climate and Health Observatory
In the first months of 2022 new climate and health materials - such as an analysis on key climate impacts on human health in national policy documents; European health policies and activities; evidence review of the climate change impacts on mental health, and updated indicators on health - were published in the Observatory webpage.
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Strategic plan for climate change adaptation of forestry in Turkey: 9 adaptation strategies proposed
Impacts of climate change are estimated to be more visible on natural resources and in particular on forests in the coming years. This Strategic Plan is the first document of the Turkey General Directorate of Forestry on climate adaptation, and aims at enhancing climate adaptation actions to assist the forestry sector to become more resilient, by suggesting 9 strategies and 51 respective actions.
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Climate risk and the Norwegian economy
A Commission appointed by the Norwegian government has assessed climate-related risk factors and the significance for the Norwegian economy.
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Knowledge and management of transnational climate change risks in selected countries
This report is written by the EY project on behalf of the Norwegian Environment Agency, and examines how transnational physical climate change risks are managed in a selection of European countries and in the private sector in general. The report provides input on how public and private actors in Norway can continue their work on transnational climate change risks.
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Meet the Horizon Europe mission on adaptation to climate change
‘Adaptation to climate change including societal transformation’ is one of the five Mission Areas of the EU’s next research and innovation framework programme 'Horizon Europe'. This Mission Area will address the climate emergency, focusing on climate risks, and solutions for citizens.
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European Council endorses new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change
The Council of the European Union approved conclusions endorsing a new strategy that outlines a long-term vision for the EU to become a climate-resilient society that is fully adapted to the unavoidable impacts of climate change by 2050. The Council supports the strategy’s focus on better gathering and sharing data to improve access to and exchange of knowledge on climate impacts and adaptation, including by enhancing the Climate-ADAPT platform.
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New European climate law creates 'duty to adapt'
In June 2021, the Council of the EU adopted the new European climate law. It sets into legislation the objective of a climate-neutral EU by 2050. It also requires EU institutions to ‘ensure continuous progress in enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change’, thereby making adaptation a legal requirement for the EU for the first time.
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Publication released on 'Strengthening coherence between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction'
This brief communication builds up the EEA report ”Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe: enhancing coherence of the knowledge base, policies and practices“, and reviews several ways for how coherence and resilience can be built through knowledge sharing, collaboration and investments.
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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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Which impacts had the German Adaptation Strategy on cities and communities?
A new study commissioned by the German Environment Agency (UBA) gives answers to questions that were raised in an online survey, workshop and expert interviews. The results give advice for the further development of the German Adaptation Strategy.
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