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  • PLACARD project finished: more coherence between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

    22 Jun 2020

    Learning to deal with extremes: climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction communities can share experiences and knowledge for better collaboration and coherence. That is what the PLACARD platform did in the past years. Being confronted with the COVID-19 extreme, the project succeeded in adapting our final conference to an online version. The materials are accessible on the website and can further play a role in on-going dialogues.

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation in fisheries and aquaculture - online course

    17 Jun 2020

    In five online lessons, the FAO e-learning Academy provides an overview of adaptation and mitigation strategies that can be implemented in response to climate change impacts on the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

  • Participation processes on climate change adaptation: reflection and recommendations

    15 Jun 2020

    The study presents an analysis of 22 participation processes on adaptation to climate change in Germany and gives recommendations for improving such processes. The results indicate that the use of visioning methods seems suitable for motivating climate adaptation measures. In order to systematically improve participation procedures, participants surveys assessing their perceptions of the used participation method and its motivational effect should become the standard.

  • Europarc seminar-dialogue — Biodiversity, climate and protected areas towards 2030

    15 Jun 2020

    European Commission representatives and protected areas professionals debated the role of protected areas and Natura 2000 in the new EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and in EU climate policies.

  • Scientific opinion - Adaptation to health effects of climate change in Europe

    15 Jun 2020

    This scientific opinion, published in June 2020, examines which adaptation measures could strengthen the European health sector with respect to impacts from climate change. It focuses on vulnerable groups, regions and the urban environment, and the impact of vector-borne diseases, heat and heat waves.

  • EU Blue Economy Report 2020

    11 Jun 2020

    The European Commission presents an overview of the performance of the EU economic sectors related to oceans and the coastal environment. It includes a chapter on the impact of climate change on the ocean. With a turnover of €750 billion in 2018, the EU blue economy is in good health.

  • PESETA IV project report on climate change in Europe

    05 Jun 2020

    The fourth study of the Projection of Economic impact of climate change in Sectors of the European Union based on bottom-up Analysis (PESETA) aims to better understand the effects of climate change in Europe, for a number of climate change impacts and sectors, and how these effects could be avoided with mitigation and adaptation policies.

  • Making sense of climate scenarios: new toolkit available for decision makers

    03 Jun 2020

    To make climate scenarios work for decision makers, an international team of researchers has developed a comprehensive interactive online platform. The SENSES platform is the first of its kind to provide the tools to use scenarios, ranging from climate impacts to mitigation and energy options to a broader public beyond science.

  • Climateurope Festival 2020 will be held virtually

    02 Jun 2020

    The third Climateurope festival, 'Climate Information at Your Service', is reorganized towards a series of web-festivals, named 'webstivals'. Each webstival will be a virtual meeting lasting 3-4 hours on a single day, with multiple webstival events planned over the course of summer and autumn 2020. The boosted dialogue between science and society will support Climate Services on European and national levels.

  • Climate change could cause abrupt British vegetation changes

    29 May 2020

    Up to now, climate-driven abrupt shifts in vegetation have been rare in Great Britain. However, the University of Exeter found that even gradual climate change could lead to sudden changes in the amount of vegetation in some parts of Great Britain. Since they found early warning signals as well, there is potential to predict abrupt vegetative shifts. But for now, the model merely illustrates that it could happen.