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Sustainable freshwater management in coastal zones

Drinking water companies worldwide have freshwater supply problems. In many coastal areas, due to droughts and intrusion of salty water (partly due to rising sea levels), the freshwater provision has become endangered

Supporting long-term local decision-making for Climate-adapted Water Management

The objective of the LIFE Eau&Climat project is to help the actors of water management at the local scale to evaluate the effects of climate change, to take them into account in local management plans, and to implement non-regret adaptation measures despite existing uncertainties. Ten water management structures are involved in the project as associated beneficiaries

LIFE Dunas

The main objective of LIFE DUNAS is to improve the resilience of Porto Santo Islands dune ecosystems to the impacts of climate change. The project aims to achieve this through ecosystem-based approaches, nature-based solutions and long-term sustainable use of pre-dune areas

Assuring water Availability in Agriculture under changing CLIMAte conditions

The main objective of LIFE ACLIMA is to demonstrate technologies and tools for the agricultural and horticultural sector to increase water availability and strengthen the resilience of the water landscape to adapt to the effects of climate change (heat, drought and flooding). The project’s specific objectives are to: Demonstrate innovative technologies, strategies and measures for agricultural and horticultural companies to adapt to declining water availability; Identify, disseminate and transfer best practices at company, cross-company and regional levels, while respecting plant quality, animal welfare and surrounding water systems and ecosystems; Develop evaluation tools and innovative company models that are tailored to fit different branches of agriculture and horticulture and for different climate scenarios; Provide advice and guidance on climate-robust water management for the agricultural and horticultural sector in the Province of Antwerp and beyond; and Prepare an action plan, including a letter to the local and national authorities, to stimulate policies for the Province of Antwerp and Flanders as a whole to support the agricultural and horticultural sector’s adaptation to changing water availability

Impacts of Climate Change on Water Management. Stocktaking, scope for action and strategic fields of action

In December 2020, the German Working Group on Water Issues of the Federal States and the Federal Government (LAWA) prepared a comprehensive report on the concerns, potential responses and strategic fields of action in water resources management, updating the previous work released in 2017. The application-oriented report briefly describes how changes in climate elements (temperature, precipitation, wind, etc

Using Climate-ADAPT: Review process for a submitted item

This video explains how the review process works, thus presenting a clear timeline of actions, as well as the editing and communication efforts that might be needed until the final publication of a new item. This is the 3rd video of a series of 3, including: Account creation and eligibility criteria for new Climate-ADAPT database items How to submit a new item in Climate-ADAPT database

Climate suitability for infectious disease transmission - Dengue

The environmental suitability for the transmission of many infectious diseases, particularly vector-, water- and food-borne diseases, is influenced by shifts in temperature and precipitation. Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that can cause febrile illnesses and, in severe cases, organ failure and death, with children under five particularly at risk

Vulnerability to extremes of heat in Europe

People over 65 years of age, particularly those with chronic medical conditions (such as diabetes and heart, lung and kidney disease), are among the most vulnerable to the health effects of heatwaves. In a world that is increasingly warming due to climate change, this indicator measures the vulnerability to heat of populations around the world

Managing mosquito borne disease through EYWA: a European tool to support public health authorities in preventing epidemics

(Case study developed for the European Climate and Health Observatory) Climate change, globalisation and other drivers are altering ecological conditions for mosquitoes and some areas are becoming more suitable for new species, including various infectious diseases carried by them. Globally, Mosquito-Borne Diseases (MBDs) infect almost 700 million people every year and are present in over 100 countries, causing millions of deaths annually

LAnd MAnagement for CLImate Mitigation and Adaptation

The project aims to investigate how changes in land cover and land management can help to meet the mitigation and adaptation objectives of the Paris Agreement, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals. The project partners' findings will be disseminated through a number of tools, events and products and by closely involving stakeholders and policy-makers, with the aim to support sustainable land use decision-making

Dynamic information management approach for the implementation of climate resilient adaptation packages in European regions

The IMPETUS project aims at accelerating Europe’s climate change response and turning commitments into concrete action, developing innovative measures to make its regions more resilient. Moreover, the project explores the synergies between climate change mitigation, supporting regional socio-economic growth and stability, and transition of communities to ecological sustainability and resilience

Platform considerations on voluntary information as part of Taxonomy- eligibility reporting

The Taxonomy Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2020/852 of 18 June 2020)   is an essential component of the European Commission’s action plan to reorient capital flows towards a more environmentally sustainable economy and it represents an important step in the EU's objectives to deliver on its 2030 climate goals and achieve climate neutrality by 2050 . The EU Taxonomy is a transparency tool, which  provides a unified classification system of activities that can b e considered “environmentally sustainable”, including climate adaptation

Plan of approach for exceptional low water events in the Meuse basin

The Meuse International River Basin District faced several consecutive years of the summer drought between 2017 and 2020. In order to be able to adapt to these events, which are likely to occur more often because of climate change, the International Meuse Commission has drafted a plan of approach to deal with exceptional low water events, published at the end of 2020

European advances on CLImate services for coasts and SEAs

ECLISEA is a project that aims to advance coastal and marine climate science and associated services through developing innovative research of sea surface dynamics. The project is built upon the premise that the outcomes should be applicable throughout Europe

Avoiding maladaptation to climate change: towards guiding principles

Focusing on coastal areas at a local scale and with the aim of providing insights to help avoiding maladaptation to climate change on the ground, this paper develops eleven practice-oriented guidelines that address the environmental, sociocultural and economic dimensions of adaptation initiatives (policies, plans, projects)

Coastal Flooding Adaptation to Climate Change through flexible strategies in Macaronesia urban areas

The LIFE Garachico project aims to implement an innovative Flexible Adaptation Strategy Framework (FASF), based on a dynamic participatory approach, for the reduction of climate change-induced flood risk in urban coastal zones. The FASF, which aims to establish acceptable levels of flood risk, is implemented in Garachico (Canary Islands) to demonstrate that it is an effective strategy for adapting to climate change in urban coastal areas

Caribbean network for coastal risks related with climate change

The Carib-Coast project ambition is to pool, co-construct and disseminate monitoring and coastal risk prevention approaches and adaptation to climate change. The associated challenges primarily concern the safety of goods and persons, but also the tourism economy linked to the preservation of beaches and the natural heritage of these interface environments, rich in biodiversity (mangroves, coral reefs, sea grass beds)

Climate resilient regions through systemic solutions and innovations

Systems Innovation Approach (SIA) addresses the growing complexity, interdependencies and interconnectedness of modern societies and economies, focusing on the functions of the cross-sectoral system as a whole and on the variety of actors. The Climate Innovation Window (CIW) is the EU reference innovations marketplace for climate adaptation technologies

Towards the Sustainable Development of the Atlantic Ocean: Mapping and Assessing the present and future status of Atlantic marine ecosystems under the influence of climate change and exploitation

MISSION ATLANTIC is an EU-funded project that maps and assesses the present and future status of Atlantic marine ecosystems under the influence of climate change and exploitation. By studying the complexity of Atlantic Ocean ecosystems, maritime culture, traditions and sustainable management, MISSION ATLANTIC contributes to a better and more sustainable future for life on Earth

Climate Change Adaptation Techonolgies For Water - A practitioner’s guide to adaptation technologies for increased water sector resilience

It is already evident that climate change is affecting hydrological fluxes at all scales. Strengthening the ability to adapt to these changes in a way that mitigates hazards and risks to humans and the environment is vital for sustainable development. We already have the capability, however, to prepare for and avoid some of these hazards, however, those looking for appropriate solutions inevitably face the difficult task of identifying and evaluating a wide range of options. This guide aims to help address this challenge by providing the missing identification and evaluation assistance that those looking for adaptation solutions initially face.

Adaptation to Saltwater inTrusion in sEa level RIse Scenario

Adriatic coastal regions, sensitive to the effects of climate change and experiencing a significant increase of water consumption in peak periods of the year, need improved protection of freshwater aquifers to saline intrusion through a sustainable management of water resources.  The aim of ASTERIS project was to identify and map water risk management needs and barriers, based on a joint assessment of spatial and temporal variability of seawater intrusion and develop practical tools for sustainable management of coastal aquifers at the local scale

Guidelines for co-creating climate adaptation plans for fisheries and aquaculture

Climate change is having a significant impact on the biology and ecology of fish stocks and aquaculture species and will affect the productivity within seafood supply chains in the future. The challenges are further amplified when actors within the fisheries and aquaculture sectors have very different ideas and assumptions about climate change and what risks and opportunities they entail

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

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