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The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis

The climate crisis is a child rights crisis presents the Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI), which uses data to generate new global evidence on how many children are currently exposed to climate and environmental hazards, shocks and stresses. A composite index, the CCRI brings together geographical data by analyzing 1.) exposure to climate and environmental hazards, shocks and stresses; and 2.) child vulnerability. The CCRI helps to understand and measure the likelihood of climate and environmental shocks or stresses leading to the erosion of development progress, the deepening of deprivation and/or humanitarian situations affecting children or vulnerable households and groups.

Climate Crisis and Health: Education of health professionals for Transformative Action, Germany

(Case study developed for the European Climate and Health Observatory) The health sector plays a central role in communicating, preventing and following up on the effects of the climate and environmental crisis. Therefore, the inclusion of the topic of climate crisis and health in education, training for students and trainees and continuing education (continuous professional development, CPD) for all health professions must be ensured as a fundamental educational background in universities and educational institutions

Effects of climate change on fisheries in the Arctic region of the Nordic countries

The FIMAGLOW project is a Nordic project with the aim to study possible drivers and impacts of global warming on Arctic fisheries. Two workshops has been held, serving to identify the relevant set of institutions and people, updating the research community on on-going research projects and initiatives in this realm, and pointing to some critical issues for further research

Danube Study - Climate Change Adaptation

In the future, climate change may severely alter flood patterns over large regional scales. Consequently, besides other anthropogenic factors, climate change represents a potential threat to river ecosystems

Glaciers (no further updates)

The vast majority of glaciers in the European glacial regions are in retreat. Glaciers in the European Alps have lost approximately half of their volume since 1900, with clear acceleration since the 1980s

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

Risk characterisation of ciguatera poisoning in Europe

The EuroCigua project main objective is to characterize the risk of Ciguatera Poisoning (CP) in Europe including several specific objectives: to determine the incidence of ciguatera in Europe and the epidemiological characteristics of cases; to assess the presence of ciguatoxin in food and the environment in Europe and to develop and validate methods for the detection, quantification and confirmation of the presence of ciguatoxin contaminated specimens. This report compiles the activities carried out during the EuroCigua project from the signing in April 2016 until December 2020

Zero regrets: scaling up action on climate change mitigation and adaptation for health in the WHO European Region.

Without significant actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change there will be substantial increases in preventable morbidity and mortality and adverse impacts on the quality of life over the next decades. The Working Group on Health in Climate Change (HIC), established under the European Environment and Health Process, aims to articulate and consolidate an action-oriented position on health and climate change for the WHO European Region

Guidance on climate change and health

Climate change impacts health directly due to extreme weather events. Extreme heat, rising sea levels, floods, extreme precipitation, droughts, and storms are increasingly frequent and lead to tens of thousands of deaths every year, mainly in low- and middle-income countries

Green growth and win-win strategies for sustainable climate action

The GREEN-WIN project is a major international transdisciplinary research collaboration applying a solution-oriented approach targeted at increasing the understanding of links between climate action and sustainability and overcoming implementation barriers through win-win strategies. The project critically assessing where and under which conditions win-win and in particular green growth strategies work in practice and where fundamental tradeoffs must be faced

Climate resilient cities and infrastructure

RESIN is a European research project and collaboration between research institutes, companies and cities, aiming to enhance resilience of urban critical infrastructure to extreme weather and climate change. Tools and methodologies are developed to support well-informed urban planning and decision making and to encourage market deployment of innovative climate adaptation and resilience approaches

PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction

PLACARD (PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction) aimed at becoming the recognised platform for dialogue, knowledge exchange and collaboration between the Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) communities. In the large and complex landscape of stakeholder networks, research, policy initiatives and information sources, the PLACARD hub enhances the coherence of and gives direction to CCA and DRR research, policy and practices, strengthening cooperation and countering fragmentation between the domains

ThinkNature

The main objective of ThinkNature is the development of a multi-stakeholder communication platform that will support the understanding and the promotion of nature based solutions (NBS) in local, regional, EU and International levels. Through dialogue uptake facilitation and steering mechanisms as well as knowledge capacity building, the ThinkNature Platform  brings together multi-disciplinary scientific expertise, policy, business and society, as well as citizens

Impacts and Risks from High-End Scenarios: Strategies for Innovative Solutions

IMPRESSIONS focused on five multi-sectoral case studies at global, European and regional/local scales to quantify and explain the consequences of high-end climate scenarios for decision-makers and society. IMPRESSIONS developed and applied a novel participatory methodology that explicitly dealt with uncertainties and strong non-linear changes focused on high-end climate change, but also included intermediate warming levels

Enhancing Synergies for disaster PRevention in the EurOpean Union

The ESPREssO project (Enhancing Synergies for disaster PRevention in the EurOpean Union), a Coordination and Support Action funded by DG-RESEARCH under the H2020 Programme, have contributed to a new strategic vision on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Europe and to a future roadmap for research and innovation activities within the Horizon Europe Framework Programme.  To achieve this goal, the project has used three main broad challenges as a logic framework around which to build the recognition of relevant gaps and needs both in the scientific and governance domains: Integrating DRR and CCA, to propose ways to create more coherent national and European approaches and resilience strengthening; Integrating Science and legal/policy issues in DRR and CCA, to enhance risk management capabilities by bridging the gap within these domains at local and national levels; Improving national regulations to prepare for transboundary crises, to address the issue of efficient management of disasters induced by natural hazards (including cascading effects and NaTech) requiring a coordinated effort from two or more countries in the EU, and/or the support of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

The economics of climate change adaptation

The ECONADAPT project developed a policy led approach to frame the research and policy analysis. This focuses on the practical application of adaptation economics to near-term adaptation decisions for both the short- and the longer-term, using iterative risk management and prioritising low-regret options

Co-creating a decision support framework to ensure sustainable fish production in Europe under climate change

The overall goal of ClimeFish is to help ensure that the increase in seafood production comes in areas and for species where there is a potential for sustainable growth, given the expected developments in climate, thus contributing to robust employment and sustainable development of rural and coastal communities. ClimeFish also contributes to establishing fisheries and aquaculture management plans coherent with the precautionary approach, in co-creation with the operators and other stakeholders

Full costs of climate change

The objectives of ClimateCost are to advance knowledge of the full economic costs of climate change (costs of inaction and adaptation), through the following tasks: To identify and develop consistent scenarios for climate change and socio-economic development, including mitigation To quantify in physical terms, and economic costs, the costs of inaction for these scenarios To extend analysis to quantify and value the costs and benefits of adaptation, and the residual costs of climate change after adaptation To asses the physical effects and economic damages of a number of the most important major catastrophic events and major socially contingent effects To bring all the information above together to provide policy relevant output, including information on physical effects and economic values, and undertake analysis of policy scenarios. Policy relevant output includes a series of policy briefs on adapation costs for European and Global Climate Change Projections, Sea Level Rise, River Floods, Energy, Health, Europe co-benefits

Climate Change - Terrestrial Adaptation and Mitigation in Europe

The EU-FP7 project, "Climate Change – Terrestrial Adaptation and Mitigation in Europe (CC-TAME)", will assess the impacts of agricultural, climate, energy, forestry and other associated land-use policies, considering the resulting feed-backs on the climate system. Geographically explicit biophysical models together with an integrated cluster of economic land-use models will be coupled with regional climate models to assess and identify mitigation and adaptation strategies in European agriculture and forestry

Bringing INnovation to onGOing water management – A better future under climate change

The project BINGO provides demand-driven solutions for a number of specific climate-related challenges, in particular for highly vulnerable water resources of strategic importance. Water managers and other stakeholders are provided with information on specific climate scenarios at the space/time resolution fitting their needs, enabling them to act at various geographical levels (local, regional and European)

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