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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

Non-paper Guidelines for Project Managers: Making vulnerable investments climate resilient

The primary objective of these Guidelines is to help developers of physical assets and infrastructure incorporate resilience to current climate variability and future climate change within their projects. These Guidelines form part of the overall EU effort to mainstream climate change adaptation, following on from the White Paper on Adapting to Climate Change published by the Commission in 2009

Green Infrastructure Guide for Water Resources Management

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), together with UNEP-DHI Partnership – Centre on Water and Environment, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) have developed the guide for water resources management related to green infrastructure.  Green infrastructure is one of the ways to adapt to climate change

Guidance document on the application of water balances for supporting the implementation of the WFD

The guidance document was developed to support the development and use of water balances at the level of river basins and catchments in order to enable the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). Maintaining and increasing the water balances refers to measures as integrated water resources management, water allocation mechanisms, defining water quantity targets and adoption of sustainability of water resources

Confronting Climate Uncertainty in Water Resources Planning and Project Design: The Decision Tree Framework

The Decision Tree Framework described in this book provides resource-limited project planners and program managers with a cost-effective and effort-efficient, scientifically defensible, repeatable, and clear method for demonstrating the robustness of a project to climate change. At the conclusion of this process, the project planner will be empowered to confidently communicate the method by which the vulnerabilities of the project have been assessed, and how the adjustments that were made (if any were necessary) improved the project’s feasibility and profitability

EU Policy Document on Natural Water Retention Measures

This EU policy document assist countries to implement natural water retention measures within the scope of European water policy. Natural water retention measures are multi-functional measures that aim to protect and manage water resources using natural means and processes

EGOKI: integrating adaptation to climate change in spatial and urban planning in municipalities in Navarre

The Navarre Network of Local Entities for Sustainability (NELS Network)  with the support of the Biodiversity Foundation and the Spanish Climate Change Office has developed the Project titled "EGOKI, integrating criteria for adaptation to climate change into urban planning of local entities of the Comunidad Foral de Navarra (Navarre Region)". EGOKI has developed different actions, among which, agent training and  the development of pilot experiences in four municipalities that can be replicated across all of Navarre stand out

Fluvial Restoration of the Manzanares River in the surroundings of the Real Sitio de El Pardo (Madrid)

Pursuant to the Water Framework Directive and in accordance with the environmental objectives of the Hydrological Plan of the Tagus River Hydrographic Basin, in coordination with Patrimonio Nacional (as the entity that manages the Monte de El Pardo area), the improvement of the ecological condition of the river has been proposed as well as the recovery of this space of great environmental value, from the Pardo Reservoir to the confluence with the La Trofa stream (a distance of approximately 6 km). This section coincides with Water Body ES030MSPF0428021 «Río Manzanares», which is cataloged in the Hydrological Plan as a water body that is "highly modified" from El Pardo Reservoir to the La Trofa stream

Sustainable forest management in Menorca in a context of climate change (LIFE BOSCOS-MENORCA)

In January 2009 the Consell Insular de Menorca launched the LIFE + BOSCOS project: 'Sustainable Forest Management in Menorca in a context of climate change'. With a duration of 5 years, the main objective of the project has been to contribute to the adaptation of Mediterranean forest ecosystems to the negative impacts of climate change through sustainable forest management

Climate-ADAPT Case studies

The focus of the Climate-ADAPT webinar was on a specific type of information included in the platform: the case studies. We aimed to: Disseminate the basic features of the Climate-ADAPT case studies: criteria for their identification, structure for their description, development process, and current state of the case study collection

AdaPT Mont-Blanc

Video on climate change adaptation by spatial planning in the Espace Mont-Blanc region.

Climate Change Scenario Services: Mapping the future

The SENSES project revolved around the use of so-called climate services - easily accessible tools to share scientific information about climate scenarios with other users. Within the project there was a Dutch case study - the river basin of the Overijsselse Vecht

European Research Area for Climate Services

The European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS) consortium aims to boost research for climate adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management, allowing regions, cities and key economic sectors to develop opportunities and strengthen Europe’s leadership. Climate services provide knowledge to face impacts of climate variability and change, as well as guidance both, to researchers and decision‐makers, in policy and business

REmote Climate Effects and their Impact on European sustainability, Policy and Trade

The RECEIPT project develops and implements a novel stakeholder driven storytelling concept that maps representative connections between European socio-economic activities and remote climatic hazards, in order to provide relevant and quantitative information on the European risks from remote global climatic features.   In particular, RECEIPT has the following key objectives: Mapping of global hotspots of remote areas with climate features relevant for Europe, using state-of- the-art climate and climate-impact databases; Science-based sectoral storylines co-developed with societal partners, describing the impacts of remote climate change on European food security, the financial sector, international development, commodities and European coastal infrastructure; Assessment of European socio-economic impacts along each of the selected storylines under different future climatic conditions, including high-end climate scenarios; A robust synthesis of the storyline results into a pan-European socioeconomic risk assessment focusing on the difference between high-end and moderate climate change conditions; Innovative web-based concepts for visualizing potential impacts of remote drivers and mapping risk mitigation options

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