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Survey on the impact of the German Adaptation Strategy (DAS) on the municipalities

How far are municipalities with the ⁠Adaptation to Climate Change⁠? To what extent does the German Climate Adaptation Strategy (⁠DAS⁠) support ⁠climate change adaptation⁠ in the cities and towns? The present study provides answers to these and other questions that were collected through a nationwide online survey. The results were deepened on the basis of a focus group discussion and supplementary expert interviews and prepared in recommendations from the municipalities for the further development of the DAS

Testing and evaluation of communication formats to strengthen private heavy rain precautions - The Rain // Secure project

Both the German Adaptation Strategy (Deutsche Anpassungsstrategie, DAS) and the DAS Progress Report formulate the promotion of private precautions as one of the aims of the participation processes for the further development and implementation of DAS by the German Federal Government. Specifically, DAS formulates the aim "mobilise individual initiative" and, the Progress Report, the "promotion of the initiative and voluntary commitment of stakeholders"

Nature-based solutions for adapting to water-related climate risks

While significant government resources need to address the social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, climate change and biodiversity loss remain urgent global challenges. This policy paper focuses on understanding how Nature Based Solutions (NbS) can be fostered, replicated and scaled up in cases where they provide a physically effective and cost-efficient alternative or complement to grey infrastructure in limiting and managing the current and future impacts of climate change, focusing on water-related risks. It will highlight how NbS may also support a greening of the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Knowledge Portal for Climate Adaptation

The Knowledge Portal for Climate Adaptation is the main source of information for anyone engaged in climate adaptation in The Netherlands. It features practical guidance and tools, inspiring examples, knowledge syntheses, a library with reports and research, and the latest news

Guidelines on local adaptation to Climate Change for Water Management and Natural Hazards in the Alps

This document, prepared by the “Water Management in the Alps” Platform of the Alpine Convention, proposes a structure for local adaptation plans in the field of water management and natural hazards at local level in the Alps: - an overview on climate development, trends and future scenarios - a description of impacts and vulnerability - potential policies and adaptation measures - potential natural hazard management actions. Relevant European projects and national initiatives are also presented.

Synthesis report: Stock-taking as basis for defining activities of the Alpine Climate Board

This stock-taking report, prepared by the Alpine Climate Board of the Alpine Convention, classifies more than 100 climate change adaptation and mitigation activities carried out by various actors of the Alpine Convention in the period 2013-2019. The following indicators are used: type of activity, adaptation/mitigation/integrated relevance, sector of action, Alpine specificity, stakeholders’ level. Recommendations for further activities of the Alpine Convention are provided.

Natural Hazard Risk Governance

To actively contribute to current discussions on the ecological, economic and social development of the Alps, the Alpine Convention periodically publishes a Report on the State of the Alps (RSA). For the 7th report, the Natural Hazards Platform of the Alpine Convention (PLANALP) has prepared a status quo analysis to examine current changes in the way society handles natural hazards, along with recommendations for enhancing risk governance.

JPI Oceans

The Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) was established in 2011 as a coordinating and integrating strategic platform, open to all EU Member States and Associated Countries who invest in marine and maritime research. JPI Oceans covers all European sea basins with 21 participating countries which provide a long-term integrated approach to marine and maritime research and technology development in Europe

European Climate Change Adaptation Conference

ECCA 2021, online The 5th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference  Bringing adaptation solutions to life: Inspiring climate adaptation action today for a resilient future   took place online. A series of 9 webinars was organised from 25 May to 10 June, in the run-up to a high-level event on 22 June

Nature-based Solutions - State of the Art in EU-funded Projects

This document summarises outcomes from the EC individual expert reports delivered through its ‘ Valorisation of NBS Projects’ initiative . EU research and innovation projects were scanned for results pertaining to key areas such as biodiversity, climate change mitigation and adaptation (including flooding), water quality, air quality and microclimate, sustainable communities, innovative governance and business models, and market challenges and solutions

Climate Adaptation Platform for the Alps (CAPA)

The Climate Adaptation Platform for the Alps: supports decision-makers in Alpine countries, regions and municipalities in adapting to climate change; gives access to knowledge resources and information that have been selected by experts based on relevance and usefulness criteria offers knowledge products for a broad spectrum of administrative and socio-economic sectors (agriculture, energy, health, water management, spatial planning, etc.) puts strong emphasis on cross-sectorial aspects of adaptation The platform provides resources about: Future climate (scenarios, projections) Climate impacts, vulnerabilities and risks Adaptation policies (national and regional adaptation strategies, sectorial adaptation policy documents, meta-analytical studies and policy reviews) Adaptation options (strategic directions, actions, measures) Tools (assessment methods, decision-support, guidelines, manuals, information portals) Adaptation in practice (practice examples of adaptation measures, case studies)

Adaptation at Altitude

Mountains feature some of the clearest indications of climate change: rising temperatures, melting glaciers and changing precipitation patterns are disrupting water flows and affecting ecosystems, creating and worsening natural hazards and threatening livelihoods and communities both within the mountains and downstream. Mountain livelihoods are particularly sensitive to climate change, because climate impacts are often more profound in mountains and affect people already confronting poverty and land degradation


ClimateScan is an interactive web-based map application for knowledge exchange on (over 5000 in 2020) ‘blue-green’ projects mostly on urban resilience, climate proofing and climate change adaptation (CCA) around the globe, with a good European coverage. It involves over a thousand registered (public and private) participants around the world coordinated by the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (NL)

Alpine Convention

The Alpine Convention is the international treaty signed by the eight Alpine countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia and Switzerland) and the European Union for the sustainable development and the protection of the Alps. It entered into force in 1995

Declaration on climate change - the Alpine Conference

The declaration of the Ministers on climate change arised in the context of the IXth Alpine Conference and initiated the Action Plan on Climate Change in the Alps. The main concern recognized by the declaration is that global climate change particularly affects the Alpine space

OPPLA - Information hub for nature-based solutions

Oppla is a virtual hub where the latest thinking on nature-based solutions is brought together from across Europe. Oppla will provide access to a wide range of resources, drawn from the most innovative communities of science, policy and practice

I-storm - International Network for Storm Surge Barriers

I-storm principal aim is sharing experiences and transfer of knowledge on operational and functional management of large movable storm surge barriers in order to optimize the management of barriers by innovative management. This aim is being realised by organising a network which functions as a meeting place for Storm Surge Barrier Managers

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