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Growing REsilience AgriculTure

The GREAT LIFE project aims to implement an innovative and integrated approach, from crops to market, in order to tackle the effects of climate change on agricultural activities in the Po Valley, as well as in Italy as a whole, thereby helping to sustain farmers’ income, reducing water consumption and producing quality foods for the final market. GREAT LIFE plans to raise awareness on the value of food for the protection of natural resources, the environment and health, with the aim of promoting awareness regarding the contribution that food choices can have on the environment, health and the economy

Signs of Early Adaptation to Climate Change

Nearly 8% of deaths are attributable to ambient temperatures, but little is known about the future impact in a warming world. Adaptation strategies have been increasingly implemented in Europe in recent years, but the last IPCC report indicated that evidence of their effectiveness is still lacking

ISIpedia: the open climate-impacts encyclopedia

ISIpedia is an online portal for national-level, cross-sectoral climate-impact assessments, based on state-of-the-art climate-impacts simulations from the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP). It was designed to provide state-of-the-art climate impact information by translating the latest climate impact science into well understandable and informative texts

FinanceMap

FinanceMap is an online, publicly available platform by global climate-risk think tank InfluenceMap which examines the asset management sector through a climate lens. It analyzes asset managers' climate performance on portfolios, investor-engagement processes, and shareholder resolutions using industry-recognized benchmarking standards

NetworkNature

NetworkNature is a resource for the nature-based solutions community, creating opportunities for local, regional and international cooperation to maximise the impact and spread of nature-based solutions. The project is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme

Vineyards' Integrated Smart Climate Application

The main objective of the project is making South-European wine industries resilient to climate changes, while minimizing costs and risks through an improvement of the production management (quality and quantity of final product). This objective will be achieved with the integration of climatic data, phenological, irrigation models, and end-users’ requirements into a Decision Support System (DSS) co-designed with wine producers from Spain, Italy and Portugal

Urban Nature Labs

UNaLab will develop, via co-creation with stakeholders and implementation of "living lab" demonstration areas, a robust evidence base and European framework of innovative, replicable, and locally-attuned nature-based solutions to enhance the climate and water resilience of cities. UNaLab focuses on urban ecological water management, accompanied with greening measures and innovative and inclusive urban design

Territorial RRI fostering Innovative Climate Action

TeRRIFICA – Territorial Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Fostering Innovative Climate Action – will create a comprehensive overview on the state of the art of climate change adaptation research, tangible climate action and climate change adaptation examples, related policies as well as communication strategies and methods at different levels of complexity. Through its co-creative multi-stakeholder approaches the project will identify opportunities, drivers and barriers of implementation

NATure-based URban innoVATION

NATure-based URban innoVATION is a 4-year project, funded by the European Commission and involving 14 institutions across Europe in the fields of urban development, geography, innovation studies and economics. The project will seek to develop our understanding of what nature-based solutions can achieve in cities, examine how innovation can be fostered in this domain, and contribute to realising the potential of nature-based solutions for responding to urban sustainability challenges by working with communities and stakeholders

Nature Based Solutions for re-naturing cities: knowledge diffusion and decision support platform through new collaborative models

Nature based solutions (NBS) can contribute to tackling many types of urban challenges such as the impacts of climate change. The  Nature4Cities project aims to develop the following modules to engage urban stakeholders to collectively learn about re-naturing cities: an NBS database including associated environmental, economic and social performances an observatory of best practices and case studies of  NBS projects  innovative business, financial and governance models for the deployment of NBS, supplemented with a tool for  identifying eligible models for different contexts an impact assessment toolbox for NBS projects  The modules will be integrated to the N4C Platform to assist NBS project developers along the entire life cycle of their projects from opportunity studies and project definition to performance monitoring

NAture Insurance value: Assessment and Demonstration

The NAIAD project aims to operationalize the insurance value of ecosystems to reduce the human and economic cost of risks associated with water such as droughts and flooding. This is done in cooperation with municipalities and key insurers through development and testing of concepts, tools, applications and instruments necessary for mainstreaming “Natural Assurance Schemes”

Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas

The MERCES project is focused on the restoration of different degraded marine habitats, with three main objectives: 1) assess the potential of different technologies and approaches; 2) quantify the returns in terms of ecosystems services and their socio-economic impacts; 3) define the legal-policy and governance frameworks needed to optimize the effectiveness of the different restoration approaches. Specific aims include: a) improving existing, and developing new, restoration actions of degraded marine habitats; b) increasing the adaptation of EU degraded marine habitats to global change; c) enhancing marine ecosystem resilience and services; d) conducting cost-benefit analyses for marine restoration measures; e) creating new industrial targets and opportunities

Common methodology for the development of Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans in European municipalities

LIFE ADAPTATE’s main objective is to contribute to improving climate policy and legislation at the local level in the European Union, in line with the EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change and the 2030 climate and energy framework. The project targets in particular the process of design and implementation of local adaptation policies, their coordination with mitigation actions and the adaptation of local policies to meet climate change challenges

Integrating Environment and Health Research: a Vision for the EU

The overall aim of the HERA project is to set the priorities for an environment, climate and health research agenda in the EU. Research is expected to support decision-making at all levels and to help attaining the ultimate goals of protecting and improving ecosystem quality and human health

Green Cities for Climate and Water Resilience, Sustainable Economic Growth, Healthy Citizens and Environments

Making nature part of the urban living environment improves quality of life for all citizens, helps business to prosper, provides innovative and inspiring solutions to major urban challenges (such as flooding, heat stress, drought, poor air quality and unemployment) and helps biodiversity to flourish. GrowGreen aims to create climate and water resilient, healthy and livable cities by investing in nature-based solutions (NBS)

Enhancing Belmont Research Action to support EU policy making on climate change and health

With climate change becoming an ever-increasing concern for people around the world, countries and organisations have started taking action by introducing either new laws or policies. To initiate and introduce these laws and policies, countries need help from specialists in fields that include climate change and health research to combat the problem in the most efficient way possible while also not causing more problems

CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs

COACCH (CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs) is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and carried out by a   consortium of 13 European organisations . The final objective of COACCH is to produce an improved downscaled assessment of the risks and costs of climate change in Europe that can be accessed directly for the different needs of end users from the research, business, investment, and the policy making community

Pan-European Urban Climate Service

Urban areas are very vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, because of the high concentration of people, infrastructure, and economic activity, but also because cities tend to exacerbate climate extremes such as heat waves and flash floods. The PUCS project, also known as Climate-fit

CAScading Climate risks: towards ADaptive and resilient European Societies

CASCADES seeks to understand the conditions under which climate risks propagate beyond their geographical, sectoral, and temporal location in ways that may affect European stability and cohesion. Its main aim is to identify the policy leverage points that can help the EU to adapt and respond to such cascading climate risks

2021 WHO Health and Climate Change Global Survey Report

The 2021 WHO health and climate change global survey report provides a valuable snapshot of the overall progress governments have made in addressing the health risks of climate change. The findings on key health and climate change indicators aim to empower policy makers to: make informed decisions on the implementation of policies and plans; identify evidence gaps; and better understand the barriers to achieving adaptation and resilience priorities in the health sector while maximizing the health benefits of sector-wide climate mitigation efforts

Sea Level Projection Tool

Under a warming climate, sea levels around the world have been rising and are projected to continue rising in the future.   The NASA Sea Level Projection Tool allows users to visualize and download the sea level projection data from the IPCC 6th Assessment Report (AR6)

‘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

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