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Evaluating the Impact of Nature-based Solutions

This Handbook aims to provide decision-makers with a comprehensive NBS impact assessment framework, and a robust set of indicators and methodologies to assess impacts of nature-based solutions across 12 societal challenge areas: Climate Resilience; Water Management; Natural and Climate Hazards; Green Space Management; Biodiversity; Air Quality; Place Regeneration; Knowledge and Social Capacity   Building for Sustainable Urban Transformation; Participatory Planning and Governance; Social Justice and Social Cohesion; Health and Well-being; New Economic Opportunities and Green Jobs. The handbook is designed to be relevant for NBS implemented across a wide geographic area and at a multitude of scales

Permafrost thaw and the changing arctic coast: science for socio-economic adaptation

Most human activity in the Arctic takes place along permafrost coasts, making them a key interface. They have become one of the most dynamic ecosystems on Earth because permafrost thaw is now exposing these coasts to rapid change: change that threatens the rich biodiversity, puts pressure on communities that live there and contributes to the vulnerability of the global climate system

Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe

The iSCAPE project aims to integrate and advance the control of air quality and carbon emissions in European cities in the context of climate change through the development of sustainable and passive air pollution remediation strategies, policy interventions and behavioral change initiatives. The project addressed the problem of reducing air pollution at target receptors with an innovative SME-led approach, focusing on the use of 'passive control systems' in urban spaces

Citizen Led Air pollution Reduction in Cities

CLAiR-City has categorised emissions and concentrations of air pollution, carbon footprints and health outcomes according to citizens' behaviour and daily activities in order to make these challenges relevant to how people choose to live, behave and interact in their urban environment. Through an innovative engagement and quantification toolkit, the public involvement required to enable citizens to define a set of future city scenarios to reduce their emissions was stimulated to support and inform the development of tailored city policy packages up to 2050

Integrated Climate forcing and Air pollution Reduction in Urban Systems

ICARUS (Integrated Climate forcing and Air pollution Reduction in Urban Systems) was a European research and innovation project active from May 2016 to October 2020. The project applied integrated tools and strategies for urban impact assessment in support of air quality and climate change governance in EU Member States leading to the design and implementation of appropriate abatement strategies to improve the air quality and reduce the carbon footprint in European cities

Arctic Impact on Weather and Climate

As the number of warm days and nights continues to increase across Europe, so does the intensity, frequency and length of heat waves. Heat waves have caused many more fatalities in Europe in recent decades than any other extreme weather event, according to the European Environment Agency

Evaluation of Information Systems Relevant to Climate Change and Health - Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Climate change is a continuing, long-term alteration of weather patterns with more frequent and/or more severe extreme weather events which affect human health with heatwaves, increased exposure to ultraviolet radiation, high airborne pollen counts and ground-level ozone. Climate change affects human health through more frequent and/or more severe extreme weather events and increasing climate variability

OPINION of the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Climate change, defined as a change in the state of the climate that persists for an extended period , is part of “global change”. Sometimes referred to as “global environmental change”, this was defined by the Working Group in charge of the expert appraisal as all major worldwide environmental and societal changes caused by human activities as well as natural factors

Climate change and its impact on lung health: a focus on Europe

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that climate change poses potentially the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century. Extreme temperatures, increased pollen and extreme weather events are climate impacts that will affect respiratory health

Adaption strategies in forestry under global climate change impact

Forests play an important role in the European carbon cycle, but they are also vulnerable to climate change. The project will focus on the forest wood value chain and will work to investigate the effects of the changing environment on forests’ tree species spectrum, structural composition, health and growth and analyse different adaptation strategies

Climate impact explorer

This tool shows how the severity of climate change impacts will increase over time in continents, countries and provinces at different levels of warming, starting with 1.5°C, the limit in the Paris Agreement. It also allows access to the underlying data.

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.

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