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Commission proposes Energy Performance of Buildings Directive with mandatory adaptation provisions

A proposal for the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive adopted by the European Commission in December 2021 includes several provisions on adaptation and climate resilience.

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IPCC report: ‘Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change’ - Summary for Policymakers

The Summary for Policymakers (released on 4 April 2022) presents the key findings of the Working Group III Report, as a contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC. The Working Group III Report provides an updated global assessment of progress in climate change mitigation and related pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. A new chapter on innovation, technology development and transfer, can contribute to and achieve both mitigation and adaptation targets, along with broader sustainable development goals.

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High levels of air pollution increase health risk linked to high temperatures in Europe

The report from the EU project EXHAUSTION: “Interactive Effects of High Temperature and Air Pollution in Europe” summarizes the evidence from analyses on the interactive effects of high temperature and various air pollutants on heart and lung related death and diseases. The findings highlight the urgency in improving air quality across Europe, and for policymakers that climate change adaptation measures need to be also taken into account to protect vulnerable subgroups.

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New Global Drought Observatory report published

The recently published Global Drought Observatory (GDO) report analyses the impacts of the severe drought that has been affecting large areas of Europe and provides forecasts for the upcoming months.

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New calls for Mission on adaptation published

Under the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022, six new calls will contribute to the implementation of the Mission Adaptation to Climate Change. The calls will close on 27 September 2022.

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New health related information published on the European Climate and Health Observatory

In the first months of 2022 new climate and health materials - such as an analysis on key climate impacts on human health in national policy documents; European health policies and activities; evidence review of the climate change impacts on mental health, and updated indicators on health - were published in the Observatory webpage.

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Green Deal: New LIFE call for proposal offers fresh funding for adaptation projects

On 17 May 2022, the European Commission published this year’s calls for proposals under the LIFE programme, opening a new application round for funding. Altogether, just under €600 million is available for nature conservation, environmental protection, climate action, and clean energy transition projects. Depending on the type of projects, the deadline to apply is either 8 September or 4 October 2022.

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Surveys on the European Climate Data Explorer

The European Environment Agency (EEA) would like to obtain feedback on the use of The European Climate Data Explorer, a key tool of Climate-ADAPT. Two surveys are available until 20 May 2022 in order to help with future developments. We invite you to participate in the survey as follows:

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IMPETUS project launches 7 regional surveys on climate change impacts and adaptation

The EU-funded IMPETUS project launched a survey, available in national languages, in order to inventory shaping climate change adaptations for long-lasting benefits in seven regional communities in Europe. Based on the survey responses, the partners will offer local citizens, businesses, and civil society representatives further opportunities to take part in project climate adaptation activities.

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Health as a lever for action on climate change

On the occasion of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union, Santé publique France and The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) organised a discussion day on climate change and public health on 8 April 2022. The event aimed to raise better awareness of the interlinkages between climate, biodiversity and health in public policies, and to encourage concrete actions at the local, national and European level to adapt to climate change.

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