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Nature-based solutions: A tool for climate adaptation and other societal challenges

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has published the report on “Nature-based solutions: A tool for climate adaptation and other societal challenges”. The report disseminates knowledge and information about nature-based solutions and offers guidance on how NbS can be planned and implemented to meet the challenges of a changing climate, while promoting sustainable development through increased resilience and reduced vulnerability.

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Horizon Europe funding and tender opportunities for 2023 - deadline 18 April 2023

The Horizon Europe Framework Programme has opened several calls for proposals on climate adaptation for 2023. Climate sciences and responses (HORIZON-CL5-2023-D1-01). Deadline date: 18 April 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time.

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When will a 2-meter rise in sea level occur, and how might we adapt?

In a joint policy brief, the EU-funded H2020 projects PROTECT, CoCliCo and SCORE projects identify actions that are urgently needed to limit losses and damages, as coastal adaptation is an ongoing process that involves short-term actions, long-term planning and strategic thinking.

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EU Member States make progress in climate adaptation to boost resilience, EEA review finds

EU Member States recognise the importance of adapting to impacts of heatwaves, droughts, floods, heavy precipitation and changing temperatures and of mainstreaming climate change adaptation to a wide range of affected areas like agriculture, or water and disaster risk management. These are key findings of a recently published European Environment Agency (EEA) report which assesses the state of national adaptation actions in 2021.

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Dashboard on insurance protection gap for natural catastrophes, including climate-related events

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has released its dashboard, mapping the insurance protection gap for natural disasters across Europe. The tool presents the drivers of the climate-related insurance protection gap. It aims to identify measures that will help reducing society’s losses in the event of natural catastrophes in Europe.

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New brochure to further climate-neutral and resilient living in the Alps

The Alpine Climate Board of the Alpine Convention released a new brochure, “Closing the gap on climate action”. The publication showcases Alpine initiatives that build new “rope teams” to support climate-neutral and resilient living in the Alps. It presents concrete, Alpine-specific good practice examples for climate action in four areas (mobility, consumption, buildings, and culture).

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Climate change threatens the Norwegian food system

Global crises will increasingly affect all parts of Norway's food system towards 2050, according to a report authored by the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research and published by the Norwegian Environment Agency in August 2022. The report, which examines how climate change nationally and globally impacts Norwegian food production and food value chains, finds that altered yields in Norway and climate change impacts in other countries will affect Norwegian food security.

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Interactive Climate Atlas for the North Rhine-Westphalia region in Germany launched

The Environment Agency of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia published an online Climate Atlas (Klimaatlas Nordrhein-Westfalen). It includes maps, interactive functionalities to browse and download data, as well as indicators on climate change and climate change impacts at the sub-national level. The publication of the online atlas supports the implementation of the Climate Adaptation Law in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Essential research findings to support decision-making in a critical decade

The “10 New Insights in Climate Science 2022 Report” emphasizes and unpacks the complex interactions between climate change and other drivers of risk, such as conflicts, pandemics, food crises and underlying development challenges. This report responds to clear calls for policy guidance during this climate-critical decade. There is an urgent need for adaptive responses in order to avert and minimize further losses and damages.

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Nordic Perspectives on Transboundary Climate Risk- a policy brief of the Nordic Council of Ministers

A policy brief and a study ‘Nordic Perspectives on Transboundary Climate Risk’ of the Nordic Council of Ministers show how floods and forest fires and other climate change impacts cascade over borders, resulting for example in higher prices or disturbances in supplies of food commodities. The report makes recommendations on how Nordics can better address those risks together.

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