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Urgent need to adapt to massive impacts of climate change highlighted in latest IPCC report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its latest report on the impacts, adaptation and vulnerabilities related to climate change, the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. One of the report’s main findings is that climate change induced by humanity is already impacting nature and people more intensely, more frequently and over a wider geographical area than previously thought. The report’s findings reinforce the need for Europe to become more climate resilient and prepare for the inevitable impacts of the climate crisis.

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EU Support to tourism - need for a fresh strategic orientation and a better funding approach

The European Court of Auditors’ report 'EU Support to tourism - need for a fresh strategic orientation and a better funding approach' is meant to provide input for the Commission’s work in defining a comprehensive 2030 tourism strategy with medium- and long-term objectives. In this regard, sustainable tourism is one of the most prominent concepts in tourism development and involves environmental, economic and socio-cultural aspects to address the effects of tourism on climate change and to cope with the impacts of climate change on the tourism sector.

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Bulletins of the euROpean observAtory on Disaster risk and crisis MAnagement best Practices (ROADMAP) Project: 4th bulletin on “Management of the floods and landslides risk”

The euROpean observAtory on Disaster risk and crisis MAnagement best Practices (ROADMAP) has the main objective to establish a European “Doctrine on disaster risk and crisis management”, funded on the mutual cooperation between scientific communities and disaster risk management (DRM) authorities. The fourth bulletin focuses on floods and landslides due to their potential severe and even disastrous consequences with fatalities, diseases, and construction and infrastructure failures, and can damage or completely destroy vast areas of a country. According to the IPCC (IPCC 2021), both the probability and the consequences of floods and landslides are expected to increase in the coming decades, as a result of climate change and increased vulnerabilities and exposure, especially in urban areas.

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EU Mission 'Adaptation to Climate Change': updated work programme and info day recordings available

The updated work programme and info day recording of the EU Mission 'Adaptation to Climate Change' present the planned call topics, funding opportunities and timelines for potential applicants.

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Green Deal: EU invests over €110 million in LIFE projects for environment and climate in eleven EU countries

The European Commission announced an investment of over €110 million in LIFE programme integrated projects for environmental and climate protection. The funding will support major new environmental and climate projects in 11 EU countries: Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland and Slovenia. The projects contribute to a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and support the European Green Deal's objectives of making the EU climate neutral and pollution free by 2050.

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Climate services guide: approaches and good practices from the European Research Area for Climate Services projects

This guide to climate services presents projects funded under the European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS), a co-funded action initiated by JPI Climate with co-funding by the European Union, national public Research Funding Organisations (RFOs), and Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) from 18 European countries. It sets out to increase understanding of different pathways, methods, and approaches to improve knowledge co-production in the area of climate services.

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Urban Climate Adaptation: what tools could accelerate the uptake of Nature-Based Solutions in cities?

As part of the Adaptive Cities Through integrated Nature-based Solutions (ACT on NbS) project, funded by EIT-Climate KIC, researchers at Wageningen University & Research, Deltares and the University of Bologna, assessed the different challenges that cities experience in urban NbS implementation. They conducted structured interviews and workshops with municipalities, and reviewed available tools that support NbS uptake in urban areas.

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Rehabilitation centre now a part of climate-adapted recreational park in Aarhus, Denmark

New synergies have emerged in climate change adaptation efforts in Aarhus, Denmark. The surroundings of the Danish centre for rehabilitation, research and development - MarselisborgCentret - integrate health, urban nature, rehabilitation and climate change adaptation in a single project. The project is called SPARK and it is part of the local water company (Aarhus Vand's) strategy to contain and retain almost all the rainwater that falls on the centre site.

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Economic losses from weather extremes in Europe reached around half a trillion euros over past 40 years

Extreme weather events like storms, heatwaves and flooding accounted for economic losses of around half a trillion euros over the past 40 years and led to between 85,000 and 145,000 human fatalities across Europe. Less than one-third of these losses were insured, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) analysis of economic losses and fatalities from weather and climate-related events.

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Copernicus Climate Change Service data supports research and policy-making throughout 2021

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) generated a wide range of authoritative, quality-controlled information and datasets about the state of the climate, in support of scientific research and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies carried out by policy makers and businesses. C3S released its annual findings showing that, globally, the last seven years were the seven warmest on record by a clear margin, with Europe experiencing its warmest summer on record.

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