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Swedish Portal for Climate Change Adaptation

Climate adaptation takes place all through society, at different administrative levels.  In the Swedish Portal for Climate Change Adaptation you can find out how the work on adaptation is organized in Sweden

Impact of climate change on bird populations (no further updates)

Climate change is having a detectable effect on bird populations at a European scale, including both negative and positive effects. The number of bird species whose populations are observed to be negatively impacted by climatic change is three times larger than those observed to be positively affected by climate warming in this set of widespread European land birds

Global Solar UV Index. A Practical Guide

This publication is a joint recommendation of the World Health Organization, World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Environment Programme, and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. As skin cancer rates have been on the rise, it seeks to inform on the health risks associated with ultraviolet (UV) radiation and how to reduce them

Overview of natural and man-made disaster risks the European Union may face

This Commission staff working document is the second edition of an overview of the natural and man-made disaster risks that the EU may face, prepared under EU legislation on civil protection. The aim of the overview is to capture the trends in the evolving disaster risk landscape, discuss the major drivers shaping it, take a closer look at 12 selected disaster risks of particular relevance for Europe and to inform decisions on risk management to prevent loss of life and damages

National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction

Across the Europe Region, composed of 55 UN Member Countries, 37 National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) are in place. The structure of these coordination mechanisms, as well as their legal status, budgets, scope and level of activity, vary across countries

Strategies to adapt to climate change in Adriatic regions

The project aims at empowering local policy-makers to enable climate-smart governance approaches and promote sustainable living in Adriatic marine and coastal areas. RESPONSe provides the tools to foster effective policy-making on climate adaptation at the local level and supports strategic decision-making on how best to address the effects of climate change on the coastal areas of the Adriatic basin

Guiding Principles for Adaptation: South-South Cooperation, Practice and Legislation

The principles came out of a meeting with representatives from 35 countries designed to enhance the understanding of policy makers and legislators of mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development planning across sectors and explore opportunities for cooperation. They are based on an agreed need to establish a principled and flexible model of climate change adaptation in order to pursue the goals of increasing the resilience and adaptive capacity of societal and ecological systems

CLIMSAVE Integrated Assessment Platform (IAP1) / IMPRESSIONS Integrated Assessment Platform (IAP2)

The CLIMSAVE Integrated Assessment Platform (IAP1) is a unique user-friendly, interactive web-based tool that enables European stakeholders to explore the complex multi-sectoral issues surrounding impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate and socio-economic change across Europe within the agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, water, coastal and urban sectors. A range of climate change scenarios from the IPCC 4 th Assessment Report are incorporated into the IAP1 to allow users to explore the effects of climate change uncertainties on impacts and vulnerabilities

Guidelines on developing adaptation strategies

This Commission Staff Working Document from European Commission contributes to achieving the first objective of the EU Adaptation Strategy. It provides a first answer to identified barriers to the uptake of adaptation strategies at national level

Tackling the effects of climate change on health in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions

This report is an output of a workshop organised by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) in partnership with the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Cyprus Institute, to assess the science base and evaluate options for protecting and promoting human health in the face of climate change in the wider Mediterranean region (that is, countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and their neighbours). The collective aim of the workshop was to share emerging issues and lessons for the region, assess the relative importance of impacts, clarify groups particularly affected, and focus on solutions, in order to help develop advice for policymakers

A Guide for Trade Unions: Adaptation to Climate Change and the World of Work

Climate change adaptation means “anticipating the ad- verse effects of climate change and taking appropriate action to prevent or minimize the damage they can cause or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise” . The primary objective of adaptation is to reduce climate vulnerability of specific regions, economic sectors or populations

Manual on prevention of establishment and control of mosquitoes of public health importance

There is growing evidence that climate change is linked to observed changes in vector-borne disease (VBD) endemicity; this, in turn, is caused by shifts in vector distribution and expansion of vector species into geographical regions that were hitherto unsuitable for climatic reasons. These changes have led to the emergence of VBDs that were historically absent because of climatic unsuitability in areas where the current climate enables pathogen transmission by local vectors

Air quality co-benefits for human health and agriculture counterbalance costs to meet Paris Agreement pledges

Local air quality co-benefits can provide complementary support for ambitious climate action and can enable progress on related Sustainable Development Goals. Here we show that the transformation of the energy system implied by the emission reduction pledges brought forward in the context of the Paris Agreement on climate change (Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs) substantially reduces local air pollution across the globe

Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor (UMEP): An integrated tool for city-based climate services

UMEP (Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor), a city-based climate service tool, combines models and tools essential for climate simulations. Applications are presented to illustrate UMEP's potential in the identification of heat waves and cold waves; the impact of green infrastructure on runoff; the effects of buildings on human thermal stress (health); solar energy production; and the impact of human activities on heat emissions

URBan ANthrpogenic heat FLUX from Earth observation Satellites

The main goal of the proposed project URBANFLUXES (URBan ANthrpogenic heat FLUX from Earth observation Satellites) was to investigate the potential of Earth Observation (EO) to retrieve anthropogenic heat fluxes. The main research question addressed whether EO is able to provide reliable estimates of anthropogenic heat flux spatiotemporal distribution, at local and city scales

#KeepCool campaign

A range of risk communication, awareness and advocacy strategies can help inform communities and decision-makers about how to reduce health risks due to heat and hot weather, and how to adapt society to a hotter future. WHO/Europe’s annual #KeepCool campaign kicked off in May 2021 with new resources, including short informational videos for use on social media and factsheets translated into many of the languages of the Region

‘Reverse’ identification key for mosquito species

During the latter part of the 20th century, the role of mosquitoes as vectors of diseases of public health concern was generally considered limited to the tropics. However, in the early 21st century, an increasingly connected world through travel, trade, and tourism means that Europe is seeing regular transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, a trend confirmed by advances in pathogen detection

Geodata for Environmental Health

An overview of geographical data available for Swedish actors, at different levels, to use in the work with environmental health. The report contains examples of how geodata can be used for environmental health, what analyses are possible and a review of the scientific literature. Examples include the use of geodata in health-related work on air pollution, drinking water, green spaces, noise, radiation, radon and climate change.

Wind storms (no further updates)

Storm location, frequency and intensity have shown considerable decadal variability across Europe over the past century, such that no significant long-term trends are apparent. Recent studies on changes in winter storm tracks generally project an extension eastwards of the North Atlantic storm track towards central Europe and the British Isles

Phenology of plant and animal species (no further updates)

The timing of seasonal events has changed across Europe. A general trend towards earlier spring phenological stages (spring advancement) has been shown in many plant and animal species, mainly due to changes in climate conditions

Hail (no further updates)

Hail events are among the most costly weather-related extreme events in several European regions, causing substantial damage to crops, vehicles, buildings and other infrastructure. The number of hail events is highest in mountainous areas and pre-Alpine regions

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