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ECCA 2021, online

The 5th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference Bringing adaptation solutions to life: Inspiring climate adaptation action today for a resilient future took place online. A series of 9 webinars was organised from 25 May to 10 June, in the run-up to a high-level event on 22 June.

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ECCA 2019, Lisbon

The 4th ECCA conference 'Working together to prepare for change' has focused on six themes, from co-production of knowledge to tackling the global challenges of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

Organisers: PLACARD, BINGO, RESCCUE, Co-organisers: Lisbon City Hall, Ministry of Environment and Energy Transition

Summary: Preparing for change requires action now!

Briefing: Research and practice gaps, and their relevance for Horizon Europe: outcomes from ECCA 2019


ECCA 2017, Glasgow

The third ECCA conference 'Our Climate Ready Future' has focused on inspiring and enabling people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and enhance the environment.

Organizers: IMPRESSIONS, HELIX and RISES-AM projects, Adaptation Scotland and Glasgow City Council.

Session report: Capturing and sharing knowledge across Europe: how to support decision makers in the EU


ECCA 2015, Copenhagen

The second ECCA conference 'Integrating climate adaptation action in science, policy, practice and business' has focused on  on understanding and assessing adaptation in action.

Organizers: BASE, RAMSES, ToPDAd 



ECCA 2013, Hamburg

The European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2013 was an initiative of a number of major European research projects. It was the first European conference covering the broad range of issues related to climate change adaptation and following international conferences in Australia (Gold Coast, Queensland) in 2010 and in the United States (Tucson, Arizona) in 2012. The conference placed a greater emphasis on understanding and assessing adaptation in action under the theme integrating climate into action.


CIRCLE-2 report on the Science Practice Sessions

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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