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  • Policy brief on weather worries

    29 Apr 2019

    The EU project PLACARD has released its policy brief on how the European Union can manage the risks of climate extremes.

  • Turkey organised its first international conference on local climate action

    25 Apr 2019

    This international conference aimed to provide information on Turkey’s current situation regarding the climate change, recent international studies and developments following COP 24, climate change policies at local level.

  • How to become a climate chef and avoid disasters?

    23 Apr 2019

    The PLACARD interchange recipe book for making stories can help you to get people engaged and work towards a climate-proof and disaster resilient society.

  • Which impacts had the German Adaptation Strategy on cities and communities?

    17 Apr 2019

    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.

  • New hub for connecting adaptation and disaster risk reduction

    17 Apr 2019

    The PLACARD Connectivity Hub is a new "search and discovery" tool that helps planners, decision-makers, researchers, policymakers, students, and interested citizens to find knowledge and organisations working on climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) issues.

  • Simultaneous heatwaves caused by anthropogenic climate change

    09 Apr 2019

    Without the climate change caused by human activity, simultaneous heatwaves would not have hit such a large area as they did last summer. This is the conclusion of researchers based on observational and model data.

  • Cities under pressure in changing climate

    28 Mar 2019

    Experts highlight the challenge cities face to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase cities' resilience to extreme weather and also give people quality space to live in.

  • Report released on how countries are responding to rising seas

    15 Mar 2019

    There is an urgent need to ensure that coastal areas are adapting to the impacts of climate change. Risks in these areas are projected to increase because of rising sea levels and development pressures. This report reviews how OECD countries can use their national adaptation planning processes to respond to this challenge.

  • Climate risk: Need for more collaboration between research and finance

    12 Mar 2019

    How can investors protect their portfolios against physical impacts (e.g. changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, or drought) of climate change? A new report from the EU funded ClimINVEST project provides insight to what investors need to make better investment decisions in a changing climate.

  • COACCH project: Innovative ways to assess climate change risks and costs

    08 Mar 2019

    The EU-funded COACCH project (CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs) aims to advance knowledge regarding climate change impacts and policy that can be used directly by stakeholder communities. The project is taking a specific approach to ensure producing knowledge which can be communicated, disseminated and applied in a timely manner.