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  • Highlights of ECCA2023 conference

    30 Jun 2023

    More than 450 in-person delegates and more than 1,000 online attendees promoted science, decision-support tools and case studies for climate adaptation during the 6th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference. The overall message was the importance of involving the whole of society in implementation of adaptation, every generation, every level of governments and every sector.

  • Climate resilience for European protected areas

    26 Jun 2023

    The EUROPARC Federation is the network for Europe’s natural and cultural heritage to improve the management of Protected Areas in Europe. A special edition of a EUROPARC Federation magazine provides insight into the climate change adaptation methodology that has been created in the LIFE Natur’Adapt project. It contains articles from all over Europe detailing the actions that are already happening on the ground to adapt to climate change. It also provides guidance to help the community of European Protected Area managers in their eff ort to consider climate change into their practice.

  • Seven EU economic governance reforms for a stronger, greener and more resilient Europe

    26 Jun 2023

    EU economic governance should support, rather than undermine the goals of the European Union, according to the Climate Action Network Europe (CAN) that has published a policy briefing recently. The fiscal consequences of not making the precautionary investments and reforms needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change are mentioned. CAN Europe is a non-profit organisation receiving funding from the European Commission, governments, foundations as well as contributions and membership fees from its member organisations.

  • Increasing tree coverage to 30% in European cities could reduce deaths linked to urban heat island effect

    23 Jun 2023

    Global warming and the expansion of the built environment are expected to intensify the urban heat island (UHI) effect, and related adverse health impacts. A new study shows that an increasing tree coverage to 30% would lower temperatures by an average 0.4°C, avoiding about 1.8% of all summer deaths in European cities, and nearly 40% of deaths attributable to UHI effects.

  • New analysis indicates European cities and countries with highest expected losses from future flooding

    23 Jun 2023

    This study provides useful quantification of future flood risk in Europe by integrating climate, socio-economic and private precaution scenarios, offering a detailed overview of risk drivers, trends and hotspots. This large-scale assessment is valuable for multi-scale risk-based flood adaptation planning by policymakers and states within Europe.

  • Call for collaborative research actions on climate and cultural heritage

    23 Jun 2023

    The Belmont Forum is an initiative of the global scientific community including European scientific organisations to support international transdisciplinary research for understanding, mitigating, and adapting to global environmental change. A new call aims to support transdisciplinary and convergent research approaches on cultural heritage and climate change, to foster collaboration among the research community across several regions, and to contribute to knowledge advances and policy change at the global level. One of the call themes is cultural heritage as a resource for climate mitigation and adaptation.

  • Policy brief: Stronger together for a climate resilient north – Mainstreaming adaptation to climate change at the local level in the Nordic Countries

    20 Jun 2023

    The policy brief presents the results of the 6th Nordic Conference of Climate Change Adaptation (NOCCA23): the conference explored the current state of adaptation and the challenges, opportunities, and learnings from the implementation process of adaptation in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Finally, the role of the Nordic Council in accelerating adaptation measures within the Nordic region and beyond is discussed.

  • Taming wildfires in the context of climate change

    19 Jun 2023

    This OECD report provides a global assessment and outlook on wildfire risk in the context of climate change. It underlines the urgent need for governments to scale up climate change adaptation efforts to limit future wildfire costs.

  • What could the summer bring? Is extreme weather the new normal?

    14 Jun 2023

    The new EEA product ‘Extreme summer weather in a changing climate: is Europe prepared’ looks at the main summer weather extremes that have increasingly impacted the European population, economy and nature. Users can explore interactive maps and charts information on heatwaves, floods, droughts and wildfires, and the rise of climate-sensitive diseases like dengue fever.

  • Monitoring report on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in an European context

    06 Jun 2023

    The analysis in this publication builds on the EU Sustainable Development Goals indicator set, developed in cooperation with a large number of stakeholders. The report also covers progress on climate action, including on adaptation to climate change. Among others, this 2023 edition also analyses the impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic during 2022 and the beginning of 2023 that are visible in Eurostat’s official statistics.