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  • Barcelona declares drought emergency

    20 Feb 2024

    After months of warnings, authorities in Catalonia have declared a drought emergency. The region is in the midst of the worst drought since records began. Catalonia has experienced 40 consecutive months of below-average rainfall. Experts say climate change is driving the drought, with the entire Mediterranean region expected to warm faster than many other parts of the world in the coming years.

  • Policy brief on the European Drought Observatory for Resilience and Adaptation (EDORA)

    20 Feb 2024

    The EDORA Science for Policy Brief showcases that the network of Drought Observatories in the EU provides technical and scientific support to collect drought impact data and analysis. It also develops tailored sectoral and a regionally disaggregated drought risk assessments to adapt to the risk posed by droughts and water scarcity, both in the current climate and in the future climate.

  • DRMKC's roadmap to disaster resilience

    20 Feb 2024

    The EU Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) provides an infographic, a report, the recording and presentations of its 7th Annual seminar of 21 November 2023 (A Roadmap to disaster resilience). The seminar enhanced knowledge exchange and collaboration between the Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction communities. The outcomes are clustered in knowledge gaps, EU policy developments, innovative solutions and the role of science.

  • European Central Bank steps up climate work with focus on climate change adaptation

    20 Feb 2024

    The European Central Bank (ECB) will deepen its analysis of the impact of extreme weather events on inflation and the financial system, and how this can be integrated into climate scenarios and macroeconomic projections. It will also assess the potential impact of adaptation to climate change, or lack thereof, on the economy and financial sector, including related investment needs and the insurance protection gap. Those topics are foreseen for 2024-2025 work programme.

  • Survey to support climate adaptation in central Macedonia, Greece

    20 Feb 2024

    This survey of the EU funded REGILIENCE (Regional Pathways to Climate Resilience) project aims to measure the level of awareness and participation of citizens in the Central Macedonia Region in Greece. It covers the effects of climate change and regional needs. The results contribute to the development of resilience actions in the region.

  • Webinar recording and presentation on new and updated Climate-ADAPT knowledge resources available

    15 Feb 2024

    On 24 January 2024, the 14th Climate-ADAPT Webinar showcased new and updated knowledge resources and policy information on Climate-ADAPT, such as the new Adaptation Dashboard from the EU Mission on adaptation and a Dashboard on national adaptation policies. Those new tools support adaptation policies, planning and implementation, in particular at regional and local levels. Finally, an overview on the upcoming Climate-ADAPT evaluation introduced ways towards a renewed platform for the next EU policy term.

  • Shellfish and fisheries sector in Galicia impacted by tropicalization of fish fauna

    13 Feb 2024

    A publication of the EU H2020 project TransformAr shows that more new fish parasites, top predators and herbivorous fish show up in Galician waters because of sea temperature rise. This is a risk for the shellfish and fisheries sector and illustrates the need for transformational adaptation.

  • Climate adaptation: why local governments cannot do it alone

    13 Feb 2024

    The policy paper of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides an overview and a discussion of the roles and responsibilities for climate adaptation across levels of government. It argues that co-operation across levels of government is needed to strengthen adaptation at the local level.

  • Knowledge for Action in Prevention and Preparedness (KAPP) call open for submissions

    05 Feb 2024

    The Knowledge for Action in Prevention and Preparedness (KAPP) call for proposals is open for submission. Participants of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism on disaster prevention and preparedness who have a plan to adapt to climate change can hand in a proposal until 25 April 2024.

  • First German Adaptation Law to enter into force by mid 2024

    26 Jan 2024

    The new climate adaptation law, adopted in December 2023, defines the strategic framework for future climate adaptation at federal, state and local levels in Germany. This framework is designed to coordinate climate adaptation efforts on all levels and to enable progress across all fields of action. With the law, the German government also commits to pursuing a precautionary climate adaptation strategy with measurable goals in future.