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  • ECCA 2019: Deadline for abstracts extended

    22 Oct 2018

    The 4th European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA, Lisbon 28–31 May 2019) has extended the deadline for abstracts. New closing date: 31 October 2018.

  • Draft guidelines for institutional strengthening in synergies between CCA and DRR

    22 Oct 2018

    The PLACARD work provides guidance on how institutions working on climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR), can take advantage of synergies between their networks, their capacities and ensure coherence in order to reduce the impacts of extreme events in the light of a changing climate. This work will be further extended during 2019.

  • New insights in Germany on drought and heat vulnerability

    16 Oct 2018

    Too hot and too dry: the summer of 2018 saw losses in arable crops of up to 50 percent in some regions of Germany. As such weather extremes are likely to increase in the future, adapting agriculture to climate change is crucial. A German-led research study is providing new insights, which is published in the scientific journal "Nature Communications".

  • Arctic plants grow taller amid warming climate

    08 Oct 2018

    Plants in the Arctic are growing taller because of climate change, according to research from a global scientific collaboration. UK Researchers have discovered that the effects of climate change are behind an increase in plant height across the tundra over the past 30 years.

  • Establishment of Climate Action Regional Offices in Ireland

    01 Oct 2018

    The Irish Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has made 10 million Euro available over 5 years to establish four Climate Action Regional Offices (CAROs). The establishment of the offices is a key action under Ireland's National Adaptation Framework and National Mitigation Plan and will have an important role in coordinating climate action at local government level in Ireland.

  • New online platform on climate adaptation services in Germany

    01 Oct 2018

    The new German Climate Preparedness Portal (KLiVO Portal) collects data and information concerning climate change as well as services for a target-oriented adaption to the effects of climate change. Regardless of whether guidelines, tools or advice, all of the climate services aim to support different actors in Germany with their self provision in face of the effects of climate change.

  • Survey on Climate Services and User Needs launched

    18 Sep 2018

    An online survey -open until 30 November 2018- on “Climate Services – User needs” has been launched, developed under the framework of the ERA4CS research project ECLISEA. Aim is to better understand the climate-information demand from a range of different stakeholders, countries and sectors, including the scientific community, the public decision-making, the private business, the civil society and individuals.

  • ECCA 2019: Call for abstracts

    13 Sep 2018

    The 4th European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA) will explore how people and businesses are preparing for the challenge of climate change. ECCA 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, will focus on six themes, from co-production of knowledge to tackling the global challenges of CCA & DRR. Deadline Abstract and Session submission: 10 October 2018.

  • Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century

    16 Aug 2018

    Due to an increase in extreme sea levels driven by global warming, coastal floods in Europe could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100, compared to around 102.000 today, according to two Joint Research Centre studies.

  • Spanish seminar on impacts and adaptation in relation to climate change within the insurance industry

    17 Jul 2018

    The main aim of this recent seminar -developed in the framework of the LIFE SHARA project- was to present an up-to-date picture of the relationship between extreme weather phenomena and climate change in Spain, to analyse the potential effects and adaptation strategies in the insurance industry.