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Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2019)

This publication focuses on the impacts that weather-, climate- and water-related hazards have on society, highlighting areas of disparity where more work is needed to support implementation of the Sendai Framework. It also calls attention to the significant benefits that can be achieved in strengthening disaster accounting processes through more systematic attribution of losses to the underlying hazard

Swedish Portal for Climate Change Adaptation

Climate adaptation takes place all through society, at different administrative levels.  In the Swedish Portal for Climate Change Adaptation you can find out how the work on adaptation is organized in Sweden

Impact of climate change on bird populations (no further updates)

Climate change is having a detectable effect on bird populations at a European scale, including both negative and positive effects. The number of bird species whose populations are observed to be negatively impacted by climatic change is three times larger than those observed to be positively affected by climate warming in this set of widespread European land birds

Extreme temperatures and health (no further updates)

Heat waves and extreme cold spells are associated with decreases in general population well-being and with increases in mortality and morbidity, especially in vulnerable population groups. Temperature thresholds for health impacts differ according to the region and season

Water- and food-borne diseases (no further updates)

It is not possible to assess whether past climate change has already affected water- and food-borne diseases in Europe, but the sensitivity of pathogens to climate factors suggest that climate change could be having effects on these diseases. The number of vibriosis infections, which can be life-threatening, has increased substantially in Baltic Sea states since 1980

Vector-borne diseases (no further updates)

The transmission cycles of vector-borne diseases are sensitive to climatic factors, but disease risks are also affected by factors such as land use, vector control, human behaviour, population movements and public health capacities. Climate change is regarded as the principal factor behind the observed move of the tick species Ixodes ricinus — the vector of Lyme borreliosis and tick-borne encephalitis in Europe — to higher latitudes and altitudes

Global Solar UV Index. A Practical Guide

This publication is a joint recommendation of the World Health Organization, World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Environment Programme, and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. As skin cancer rates have been on the rise, it seeks to inform on the health risks associated with ultraviolet (UV) radiation and how to reduce them

Overview of natural and man-made disaster risks the European Union may face

This Commission staff working document is the second edition of an overview of the natural and man-made disaster risks that the EU may face, prepared under EU legislation on civil protection. The aim of the overview is to capture the trends in the evolving disaster risk landscape, discuss the major drivers shaping it, take a closer look at 12 selected disaster risks of particular relevance for Europe and to inform decisions on risk management to prevent loss of life and damages

National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction

Across the Europe Region, composed of 55 UN Member Countries, 37 National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) are in place. The structure of these coordination mechanisms, as well as their legal status, budgets, scope and level of activity, vary across countries

Soil moisture deficit

In 2000-2019, soil moisture in the growing season was several times below the long-term average in the EEA member countries plus the United Kingdom. The largest soil moisture deficits occurred in 2003, 2017 and 2019, affecting over 1

Strategies to adapt to climate change in Adriatic regions

The project aims at empowering local policy-makers to enable climate-smart governance approaches and promote sustainable living in Adriatic marine and coastal areas. RESPONSe provides the tools to foster effective policy-making on climate adaptation at the local level and supports strategic decision-making on how best to address the effects of climate change on the coastal areas of the Adriatic basin

EarlY WArning System for Mosquito borne diseases (EYWA)

EarlY WArning System for Mosquito borne diseases (EYWA) is a prototype system addressing the critical public health need for prevention and protection against the Mosquito-Borne Diseases (MBDs) and lies under the umbrella of EuroGEO Action Group "Earth Observation for Epidemics of Vector-borne Diseases" which is led by the National Observatory of Athens / BEYOND Centre of Earth Observation Research and Satellite Remote Sensing. The main objectives of EYWA lie with the need to offer a  scalable, reliable, sustainable and cost-effective  Early Warning System (EWS) relying on big Earth Observation (EO) data in conjunction with environmental, climatic and meteorological essential parameters, socioeconomic and population data, ecosystem and morphological related parameters, as well as epidemiological and entomological data to forecast and monitor MBDs

Guiding Principles for Adaptation: South-South Cooperation, Practice and Legislation

The principles came out of a meeting with representatives from 35 countries designed to enhance the understanding of policy makers and legislators of mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development planning across sectors and explore opportunities for cooperation. They are based on an agreed need to establish a principled and flexible model of climate change adaptation in order to pursue the goals of increasing the resilience and adaptive capacity of societal and ecological systems

CLIMSAVE Integrated Assessment Platform (IAP1) / IMPRESSIONS Integrated Assessment Platform (IAP2)

The CLIMSAVE Integrated Assessment Platform (IAP1) is a unique user-friendly, interactive web-based tool that enables European stakeholders to explore the complex multi-sectoral issues surrounding impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate and socio-economic change across Europe within the agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, water, coastal and urban sectors. A range of climate change scenarios from the IPCC 4 th Assessment Report are incorporated into the IAP1 to allow users to explore the effects of climate change uncertainties on impacts and vulnerabilities

Preventing lionfish invasion in Cyprus through early response and targeted removal

Lionfish (Pterois miles), a generalist and voracious mesopredator native of the Indian Ocean, is rapidly spreading in the Mediterranean Sea, demonstrating the fastest invasion ever recorded in the region. Seawater warming, as effect of global climate change, is projected to offer increasingly favourable habitat for lionfish diffusion that could threaten almost the entire Mediterranean Sea by the end of this century

Guidelines on developing adaptation strategies

This Commission Staff Working Document from European Commission contributes to achieving the first objective of the EU Adaptation Strategy. It provides a first answer to identified barriers to the uptake of adaptation strategies at national level

Tackling the effects of climate change on health in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions

This report is an output of a workshop organised by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) in partnership with the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Cyprus Institute, to assess the science base and evaluate options for protecting and promoting human health in the face of climate change in the wider Mediterranean region (that is, countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and their neighbours). The collective aim of the workshop was to share emerging issues and lessons for the region, assess the relative importance of impacts, clarify groups particularly affected, and focus on solutions, in order to help develop advice for policymakers

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