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Coast to Coast Climate Challenge

In response to the changing climate, particularly excessive water and unpredictable weather patterns, the Coast to Coast Climate Challenge project aims to create a climate resilient region with a holistic approach.  A long-term strategy, developed with stakeholders, will lead to the targeted implementation of local climate change adaptation (CCA) plans, coordinated CCA analyses and activities, and the identification and improvement of the resources and adaptive capacities of citizens, municipalities, utilities and companies in the water sector

Integrated planning tool to ensure viability of grasslands

Natural and semi-natural grasslands (NSG) are complex ecosystems that provide a range of ecosystem functions and services, which are essential for maintaining biodiversity and healthy societies in general. Loss of grassland biodiversity leads to the degradation and even total destruction of ecosystem functions and services, which would require enormous financial investments to provide artificially

Comprehensive monitoring of stand dynamics in Białowieża forest supported with remote sensing techniques

The aim of the ForBioSensing project is to develop and apply a monitoring methodology for large forest areas using innovative techniques. The main project objectives are: Monitoring of stand dynamics in Białowieża Forest Analysis of natural forest regeneration and rejuvenation Create/define a combination of remote sensing techniques and datasets for forest monitoring needs Study the BBiałowieża Forest microclimate Promote the Białowieża Forest through multimedia Project activities are focused on providing a comprehensive illustration of changes in forest stands and their dynamics (by using several different time series of remote sensing data) and moving from field scale (measurements on sample plots) to the large scale area monitoring

COproductioN with NaturE for City Transitioning, INnovation and Governance

The overarching objective of Connecting Nature is to position Europe as a global leader in the innovation and implementation of nature-based solutions. The project partners will form a community of cities fostering peer-to-peer, transdisciplinary capacity-building between front-runner, fast-follower and multiplier cities

Adaptive BREEDING for productive, sustainable and resilient FORESTs under climate change

B4EST is a H2020 project aiming at increasing forest survival, health, resilience and productivity under climate change and natural disturbances, while maintaining genetic diversity and key ecological functions, and fostering a competitive EU bio-based economy. B4EST supports forest tree breeders, forest managers and owners, and policy makers by providing: 1) better scientific knowledge on adaptation profiles and sustainable productivity, and added value of raw materials in important European tree species for forestry, 2) new and flexible adaptive tree breeding strategies, 3) tree genotypes of highly adaptive and economical value, 4) decision-support tools for the choice and use of Forest Reproductive Material (FRM) while balancing production, resilience and genetic diversity, including case studies developed with industrial partners, 5) integrative performance models to guide FRM deployment at stand and landscape level, 6) economic analyses of risks/benefits/costs, and 7) policy recommendations

Climate, Heritage and Environments of Reefs, Islands and Headlands

CHERISH is a cross-disciplinary project aiming to raise awareness and understanding of the past, present and near future impacts of climate change, storminess and extreme weather events on the rich cultural heritage of the Irish and Welsh regional seas and coast. It employs innovative techniques to study some of the most iconic coastal locations in Ireland and Wales

Sustainable Resilient Coasts

Coastal zones are at the frontline of sustainability challenges; arising from the exploitation of natural resources such as fish stocks, loss of cultural heritage, changing demographics, waste disposal, and climate change impacts. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA)

Coastal communities adapting together

The Irish Sea and its coastal communities are directly impacted by climate change. The CCAT operation aims to respond by helping to build resilience (adaptive capacity to change), facilitate marine and climate citizenship, and realise the potential of the Irish Sea region by (re)connecting coastal communities with their place, their dynamic coastal systems and our changing climate

Network for introduction of innovative toxicity alert systems for safer seafood products

Main seafood toxins are emerging, non-regulated marine toxins that have proliferated in the Atlantic Area as a consequence of climate change and which are harmful towards public health. ALERTOX-NET aims to facilitate market delivery of safer seafood products by putting at disposal of affected industries a new toxicity alert system for prevention strategies/processes across the value chain

DEcision support for Adaptation pLan

iDEAL project capitalizes one of the TERRE SEE project’s results – Decision Supporting System for the climate adaptation plans in order to help the local authorities to manage the climate change-related problems. The project develops a common and shared evaluation framework (indicators) from pilot areas where action will be implemented

Collaborative learning initiative managing and adapting to the environment

The main project objective is to promote and improve climate change awareness in European peripheral rural communities through a knowledge based approach and community led sustainable resource planning counteracting future climate change impacts. The project aims to create new environmental management solutions such as a best practice model for the development of a Climate Adaptation Plan and a Preparedness Scale matrix to be used by local authorities across the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) region

Innovative, Collective, Adaptive Water Management

The objective of LIFE Local Water Adapt is to demonstrate a unique approach to local water management – collective adaptive water management (CAWM) – as an effective urban adaptation strategy. The approach overcomes existing barriers by creating a public-private partnership of local actors

Adapting Northern cultural heritage to the environmental impacts of climate change and associated natural hazards through community engagement and informed conservation planning

Adapt Northern Heritage is a project supporting communities and local authorities to adapt northern cultural heritage to the environmental impacts of climate change and associated natural hazards through community engagement and informed conservation planning. The project has three principal objectives: Assessment tool and adaptation guidance: develop procedures for risk and vulnerability assessments and sustainable adaptation planning of historic places and make the procedures accessible through online software Demonstration case studies: produce adaptation action plans to demonstrate how the environmental impacts of climate change and associated natural hazards can be integrated into conservation planning Community network: create a network for stakeholders concerned with the conservation of northern cultural heritage in the context of a changing climate to contribute, engage, learn and network Nine historic places from across northern Europe are used  as demonstration sites in Adapt Northern Heritage

Application of Nature-Based Solutions for local adaptation of educational and social buildings to Climate Change

LIFE-myBUILDINGisGREEN aims at increasing the resilience of social and educational buildings by implementing nature-based solutions as prototypes of climate adaptation and improved well-being. More specifically, the project’s goals are to: Improve knowledge on the development, assessment, and monitoring of vulnerability to climate change of buildings by developing and testing a common, ready-to-use method in southern, western, central and northern European regions; Analyze and verify the impact of nature-based solutions as measures to adapt to climate change in three pilot buildings; Promote sustainable ecosystem-based adaptation measures and increase the capacity to apply such knowledge in practice through dissemination and demonstration workshops; Promote the governance of regional authorities, directors and building managers, and the construction sector to integrate nature-based solutions as part of measures to promote sustainable adaptation in buildings; and Contribute to the development and implementation of a common EU policy on adaptation to climate change by transferring best practices and knowledge to target groups and stakeholders

Creating A New Approach to Peatland Ecosystems

Wetlands such as fens and bogs are natural systems with great carbon storage and water retention capacity. They used to be a major part of the landscape in the low lying areas around the North Sea

Projection of Economic impacts of climate change in Sectors of the European Union based on boTtom-up Analysis

The series of PESETA projects (PESETA I, PESETA II, PESETA III and PESETA IV) of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) has intended to better understand the possible biophysical and economic consequences of future climate change for Europe. The main motivation of launching the series of climate impact assessments has been to better understand how climate change can affect Europe, in order to derive useful insights for climate adaptation

Urban adaptation and community learning for a RESilient Simeto Valley

LIFE SimetoRES aims to increase the resilience of urban areas to climate change impacts in the Simeto Valley in Sicily through the use of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS). Due to a high degree of urbanization and projected climate change impacts, such as increased heavy precipitation events, the risk of urban flooding is expected to increase in the area

Alignment of the French and EC Sustainable Finance Action Plans

An orderly transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy requires a rapid shift in the capital allocation in the EU. The integration of climate mitigation and adaptation considerations in the financial system is critical to achieve this objective

Adapting to the impacts of Climate Change in the Vipava Valley

The principal objective of the LIFE ViVaCCAdapt project is to develop a comprehensive strategy for climate change adaptation, taking into account the specificities of the Vipava Valley region. Agriculture is an important element of the regional economy of the Vipava valley

Enhancing decision support and management services in extreme weather climate events

beAWARE proposes an integrated solution to support forecasting, early warnings, transmission and routing of the emergency data, aggregated analysis of multimodal data and management of the coordination between the first responders and the authorities. The intention is to rely on platforms, theories and methodologies that are already used for disaster forecasting and management and add the elements that are necessary to make them work efficiently and in harmony under the same objective

LIFE GoProFor

The project aims to "distill" the Good Practices from LIFE projects selected at the European level between 1992 and 2018. Through the analysis of hundreds of LIFE projects on sustainable forest management, protection of biodiversity, habitats and rare species, 15 application themes have been identified under the 5 main categories of: (i) Forest biodiversity; (ii) Forest Habitat; (iii) Invasive species; (iv) Climate change; and (v) Planning, Management and Governance

COastal Risks Management - ATlantic Stakeholders network

CORIMAT (COastal Risks Management- ATlantic Stakeholders network) is the scientists' and coastal managers' network for coastal risks management in the European Atlantic Area. It is led by EUCC-Atlantic, regional office of Coastal & Marine (EUCC) based in Biarritz, and dedicated to the European Atlantic coast

Space for Adaptating the River Scheldt to Climate Change

Climate change is raising sea levels and increasing risks from extreme weather phenomena. The Scheldt estuary (Belgium) is highly vulnerable to flooding because of its open connection to the sea, its funnel-shape and surrounding low-lying land, especially when high tides coincide with heavy storm winds

Optimizing Ecosystem Services in Viniculture facing Climate Change

The main objective of the LIFE VinEcoS project is to optimise ecosystem services in vineyards by testing climate-adapted methods in viniculture. In the first part of the project, relevant methods will be implemented on demonstration areas of the Kloster Pforta vineyard in the Saale-Unstrut area of Saxony-Anhalt

MEDSCOPE - MEDiterranean Services Chain based On climate PrEdictions

MEDSCOPE is a three-year project that will enhance the exploitation of climate predictions from seasonal to decadal timescales, maximizing the potential of their application in different economic sectors, public and private, of relevance for the Mediterranean region, here defined as the domain encompassing the Mediterranean basin and the surrounding areas, including North Africa and the Middle East. MEDSCOPE will mainly focus on the seasonal timescale as a wealth of forecasts (including retrospective forecasts) is already available and, in general, the state-of-the-art of both scientific knowledge and applications are more mature for this case

Vineyards' Integrated Smart Climate Application

The main objective of the project is making South-European wine industries resilient to climate changes, while minimizing costs and risks through an improvement of the production management (quality and quantity of final product). This objective will be achieved with the integration of climatic data, phenological, irrigation models, and end-users’ requirements into a Decision Support System (DSS) co-designed with wine producers from Spain, Italy and Portugal

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