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Natural Water Retention Measures in the Altovicentino area (Italy)

In the north-eastern part of Italy, several Natural Water Retention Measures were implemented to cope with the increasing risk of intense precipitation and flooding. A detailed cost-benefit analysis revealed an advantageous cost/benefit ratio for the implemented interventions, suggesting high potential for replication and upscaling of the selected approach

Urban stormwater management in Augustenborg, Malmö

During the 1980s and 1990s, the neighbourhood of Augustenborg in Malmö was an area of social and economic decline and was frequently flooded by an overflowing drainage system. Between 1998 and 2002, the area was regenerated

Improved resilience of biomass fuel supply chain in UK

Nine UK electricity generating companies have been receiving support based on the provisions of the Climate Change Act of 2008. Specifically, the Joint Environmental Programme (an initiative funded by nine of the leading energy producers in the UK) supports a programme of research focusing on the environmental impacts of these nine leading producers, including Drax Power

‘Mückenatlas’: A citizen science project for mosquito surveillance in Germany

(Case study developed for the European Climate and Health Observatory) Disease agents transmitted to animals and humans by mosquito bites have gained attention throughout the EU, as cases of dengue, chikungunya and West Nile Virus (WNV) have been recorded, especially in southern Europe. However, the spread of the mosquito species carrying these disease pathogens (such as viruses, bacteria and parasites that can cause diseases) has also been documented in more northern countries, including Germany

Paris Oasis Schoolyard Programme, France

After the devastating 2003 and 2017 heatwaves and in light of projections that predict increasing frequency and duration of heatwaves in the future, the City of Paris embarked on developing a range of initiatives to address this threat recognising that different social groups and different areas of the city have unequal vulnerabilities. Having identified the high level of soil sealing and lack of access to green cool spaces as some of the key spatial factors behind increased vulnerability to heatwaves, Paris developed the “OASIS – Openness, Adaptation, Sensitisation, Innovation and Social Ties” schoolyard greening programme, an example of just adaptation initiative that addresses the most vulnerable population

Boosting adaptation to climate change: National and EU level knowledge and tools for Slovenia

Co-organised with the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning in Slovenia, this webinar offered an overview of available adaptation knowledge, guidance, and tools on knowledge platforms at national level in Slovenia and at the EU level (Climate-ADAPT) such as high-quality climate data, an urban adaptation support tool, adaptation policy information and case studies. The webinar also provided a reflection on how the available information is being used and which knowledge gaps need to be addressed at EU and the country level

Valuing Afforestation of damaged woods with Innovative Agroforestry

The LIFE VAIA project focuses on the adaptation of forest areas to extreme meteorological events, the promotion of fast responses to negative effects produced by such events, the acceleration of natural regeneration processes, and the generation of economic benefits to compensate the loss of income from timber exploitation. Specific objectives are to: Consolidate the knowledge base on the use of innovative agroforestry procedures in forest farming, assess the effectiveness of the method and encourage its use in European forests; Develop an ecosystem-based innovative approach by implementing temporary/transitional agroforestry until the growth of forest trees

Vulnerability assessment methodologies: an annotated bibliography for climate change and the fisheries and aquaculture sector

The purpose of this annotated bibliography is to clarify and organize vulnerability methodologies specifically targeted towards the fisheries and aquaculture sector and in the context of climate change. Owing to the relevance and multidisciplinary nature embedded in vulnerability and climate change, methodologies from a number of different disciplines such as agriculture, water resources, and natural and social sciences have been incorporated

Projecting sea level rise: from ice sheets to local implications

Sea level rise (SLR) is one of the most damaging impacts of climate change, threatening the economy, ecology, and the entire existence of coastal areas around the world. The EU-funded PROTECT project drives SLR projections beyond the state of the art and provides long-term scientific and societal benefits

Securing future water supply on regional and local level in the River Lavant Valley, Carinthia

The densely populated River Lavant valley region in the eastern part of Carinthia in the southern Austrian Alps is characterised by a low level of precipitation, geological conditions unfavourable to groundwater storage and a limited number of springs that can be used for water supply. In the past decades, annual precipitation amounts have declined significantly, and the region has been affected by water shortages during hot summers several times

Enhancing Nature-Based Solutions in Serbia : The role of ecosystems in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

This scoping study has been developed to enable better understanding of the Serbian national context, in terms of the institutional, policy and legal framework and reveal the key challenges for the application of Nature-Based Solutions along with the recommendations and entry points for the mainstreaming of Nature-Based Solutions into national disaster risk reduction and climate change policies and strategies.

Towards a more resilient Lisbon UrbaN Green InfraStructure as an adaptation to climate change

Under the changing climate, Lisbon faces increased risks of drought, seasonal flooding and extreme temperatures that have negative impacts on health and quality of life in the city. The LIFE LUNGS project aims to increase the resilience of Lisbon by implementing the municipal climate adaptation strategy through green infrastructure and promotion of related ecosystem services

Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC)

The Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) is the heart of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. It monitors events around the globe and ensures rapid deployment of emergency support in the aftermath of major disasters, including those worsened by climate change, such as drought, wildfire, etc

The Impact of Natural Hazards on Hazardous Installations

Natural hazards, such as earthquakes, floods or storms, can initiate events which may challenge the safety and operation of hazardous installations and trigger an accident. These accidents are referred to as Natural hazard triggered Technological accidents -Natech

Compendium On Comprehensive Risk Management Approaches

This UNFCCC compendium provides an overview of approaches to comprehensive risk management at different levels, including, risk assessment, risk reduction, financial risk transfer, risk retention, and transformational approaches, as well as an overview on enabling environment for these approaches.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - Climate Change

Progress towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 must go hand in hand with a concerted focus on building the resilience of people, economies and ecosystems to the rapidly increasing impacts of climate change. The Paris Agreement recognises the importance of enhancing adaptation and fostering climate resilience

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