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Multi-Hazard approach to early warning system in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The county of Sogn og Fjordane frequently experiences avalanches and landslides, storm surges and flooding. Due to climate change and related impacts on extreme weather events above hazards are expected to be exacerbated; more extensive adaptation strategies and measures are therefore needed

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

High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes

With the target of limiting global warming to 2ºC increasingly difficult to achieve, policymakers, businesses and other decision-makers need to plan to adapt to changes in climate under higher levels of global warming. This requires coherent information on the future climate conditions, and the consequences of different adaptation actions

Seasonal to decadal climate Prediction for the improvement of European Climate Services

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) sponsored the Global Framework on Climate Services (GFCS) where the need for actionable climate information for periods from several months up to several years for economic, industrial and political planning has been expressed. However, progress in seasonal forecasting has been slow and decadal forecasting is still incipient

Preparing for Extreme And Rare events in coastaL regions

Coastal floods are regarded as one of the most dangerous and harmful of all natural disasters. Rapid urbanisation in coastal areas combined with climate change and poor governance can lead to a significant increase in the risk of local pluvial flooding coinciding with high water levels in rivers and high tide or storm surges from the sea, posing a greater risk of devastation in coastal communities

Conference of European Directors of Roads

Conference of European Directors of Roads is a network of Directors in charge of roads and roads transport, aiming to collaborate on road related topics, as for instance climate change adaptation. In 2012, the task group has developed a document to assess the impacts of climate change on roads and have proposed several options to adapt

ICES-PICES Strategic Initiative on Climate Change

The Strategic Initiative on Climate Change Impacts on Marine Ecosystems is a mechanism set up by ICES and PICES to coordinate northern hemisphere efforts to understand, estimate and predict the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems. ​​​​​​​​​​​​ The objectives of this strategic initiative are: To advance the scientific capacity on the three main challenges identified above by engaging the PICES and ICES scientific community in focused workshops, theme/topic sessions and symposia that target key uncertainties and technical barriers that impact the predictive skill of ocean models used to project the impacts of climate change

Coastal Hazard Wheel

The Coastal Hazard Wheel (CHW) is a universal coastal adaptation support system that can be used for three main purposes: (i) multi-hazard-assessments at local, regional and national level; (ii) identification of hazard management options for a specific coastline; (iii) as a standardized coastal language to communicate coastal information. The CHW is developed as a universal coastal classification system that can be used in areas with limited data availability and can therefore be used in both developed and developing countries


Climada stands for climate adaptation and is a probabilistic natural catastrophe damage model, that also calculates averted damage (benefit) thanks to adaptation measures of any kind (from grey to green infrastructure, behavioural, etc.)

Stocktaking for National Adaptation Planning (SNAP)

SNAP is a tool to assess, enhance, and monitor a country’s capacity for adaptation planning. This publication showcases the utility and use of the tool and highlights results from its application in various geographical terrains on national and subnational scale

Climate Change Outreach and Communication Guide

The Outreach and Communications Guide is a tool to help local governments effectively communicate climate information to their constituencies. The Guide contains an array of steps and methodologies for communication and outreach efforts, as well as a compilation of best practices from around the United States

The WHO Global Programme on Climate Change & Health

Both, enhancing scientific evidence and implementing the health response are key goals of the WHO Global Programme on Climate Change & Health. As the WHO puts it, “Evidence on climate and health [are] poorly integrated into policy, practice and monitoring”

Addressing Climate change in National Urban Policy

How to address climate change in cities and human settlements represents one of the most pressing challenges facing urban policy-makers today. This Guide recommends how to mainstream such considerations into National Urban Policy, thus helping to empower national governments, local governments, and other stakeholders to effectively address climate change

Resilience Maturity Model handbook

The Resilience Maturity Model is a strategic tool designed to provide cities with a roadmap towards enhanced resilience. It provides a holistic overview of the resilience building process and helps end users to understand resilience as a multidimensional objective

Rotterdam exchange: Water Management and Multi-Benefit solutions

This is a guiding handbook resulting from the Rotterdam Network Exchange event, in the frame of 100 Resilient Cities programme, and focuses on water-related urban adaptation. The handbook offers: Replicable innovations: key explored innovations are described, e

Climate change planning for regional and local authorities

The handbook contains a broad and not too technical description of climate change issue, and describes a number of supporting procedures and tools for local/regional administrators that want to know more about climate change, or are planning to put the climate issue in their policy agenda, for mitigation (i.e

Heatwaves and health: guidance on warning-system development

This guidance considers who is at risk from heat, outlines approaches to assessing heat stress, presents the science and methodologies associated with the development of Heat–Health Warning Systems, overviews heat-intervention strategies which are a necessary part of any truly integrated HHWSs, considers the problem of communicating heat risk and how to evaluate HHWSs and draws attention to the essential elements of summer heat plans within which HHWSs are nested. The purpose of the Guidance is to act as a catalyst for bringing together key players from climate, health, emergency-response agencies and decision-makers, as well as the general public, for initiating action concerning the overall management of heat as a hazard

Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Cities

The guide is a practical resource on responding to the challenges of climate change adaptation in cities. The principal intended audience is city officials and practitioners, who are beginning to consider the issues of climate change adaptation, and can find in this guide an introduction and comprehensive overview of the topic

How To Make Cities More Resilient - Handbook for Local Governments

Adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction work towards similar aim - reducing the potentially negative impacts of risks an area is exposed to. This handbook provides mayors, governors, councillors and other local government leaders with a generic framework for risk reduction, and points to good practices and tools that are already being applied in different cities for that purpose

Risk reduction of climate change related risks in water systems - Guidance to risk treatment step

This report gives guidance for developing the step of risk treatment within the water cycle safety planning (WCSP) framework, including guidance on the selection of measures to mitigate risks associated with events for which risk level was estimated as non-acceptable; and, evaluation of selected measures using multiple criteria, not only from an economic perspective but also in terms of performance (e.g

Guidance for Recording and Sharing Disaster Damage and Loss Data

This report provides guidance to Member States in improving the coherence and completeness of the national disaster damage and loss data recording process, necessary for supporting evidence-based disaster risk management policies and actions. It proposes essential elements of an assessment methodology for recording damage and loss data and recommends simplified aggregate figures for sharing the data following a common data exchange format

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