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Adaptation in water and coastal areas in Puglia, Italy

This report presents the results of the Pilot study 3 of the Orientgate (A network for the integration of climate knowledge into policy and planning) project. The pilot study 3 focused on providing tools and guidelines for local and regional authorities to assess vulnerabilities and risks posed by climate change and variability and related extreme events (with a focus on droughts) on domestic water supply, agriculture and coastal areas

Drawing up a National Climate Change Adaptation Policy: Feedback from five european case studies

Adapting to climate change raises a large number of research, assessment, governance and implementation issues, often differing from those raised by mitigation policies. The aim of this report is to review the institutional processes for drawing up adaptation policies in five European countries (Germany, Spain, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) and to highlight the decisive factors for drawing up adaptation policies and measures

The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: ensuring that the health of a child born today is not defined by a changing climate

The Lancet Countdown is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration, dedicated to monitoring the evolving health profile of climate change, and providing an independent assessment of the delivery of commitments made by governments worldwide under the Paris Agreement. The 2019 report presents an annual update of 41 indicators across five key domains: climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerability; adaptation, planning, and resilience for health; mitigation actions and health co-benefits; economics and finance; and public and political engagement. The report represents the findings and consensus of 35 leading academic Institutions and UN agencies from every continent. Each year, the methods and data that underpin the Lancet Countdown’s indicators are further developed and improved, with updates described at each stage of this report. The collaboration draws on the world-class expertise of climate scientists; ecologists; mathematicians; engineers; energy, food, and transport experts; economists; social and political scientists; public health professionals; and doctors, to generate the quality and diversity of data required.

Environment and human health

Human health and well‑being are intimately linked to environmental quality. This has been recognised for decades amongst policymakers in Europe, and as a cornerstone in the European Commission's 7th Environment Action Programme. This report, produced jointly by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), outlines a number of environmental issues with a direct influence on people's health and well-being and is a follow-up and update to the 2005 EEA/JRC report.


The RAINMAN-Toolbox provides a collection of tools and methods to support local and regional authorities and stakeholders in Central Europe in dealing with heavy rain risks

European Commission Directorate-General for the Environment (DG ENV)

The Directorate-General for the Environment is one of the more than 40 Directorates-General and services that make up the European Commission. Commonly referred to as DG Environment, the objective of the Directorate-General is to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations

Adaptation Gap report

The adaptation gap reports focuses on one hand on existing gaps with a relevance for stocktaking and assessing adaptation progress and in its second part on the field of health.

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