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Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC)

Cooperation between cities surrounding or close to the Baltic Sea to mobilize the shared potential for democratic, economic, social, cultural and environmentally sustainable development of the BSR. UBC has identified the following added value of a macroregional climate adaptation from a common macro-regional agenda: - Focused, concentrated activities - Common and stronger regulation/instructions/recommendations - Possibility to cross-sectorial, cross-county cooperation and exchange of good practises (with differences and opportunities in efficient implementation of climate change work highlighted)

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

Established in 2006, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a partnership of 38 countries and 7 international organizations committed to helping developing countries reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and adapt to climate change. The partnership’s mission is to mainstream disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in country development strategies by supporting a country-led and managed implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA)

IAIA - international association for impact assessment

The International Association for Impact Assessment, IAIA, is the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact assessment for informed decision making regarding policies, programs, plans and projects. IAIA was organized in 1980 to bring together researchers, practitioners, and users of various types of impact assessment from all parts of the world

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) unites 183 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. An independently operating financial organization, the GEF provides grants for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants

Global Adaptation Institute (ND-GAIN)

ND-GAIN's mission is to enhance the world's understanding of the urgency for adaptation to climate change and other global forces and for the support needed through private and public investments for developing countries. The website reports many experiences on adaptation especially, but not exclusively, in developing world

European Water Association

The European Water Association (EWA) is an independent non-governmental and non-profit making organisation dealing with the management and improvement of the water environment. It was founded on 22 June 1981 as the European Water Pollution Control Association

European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action

The Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) leads the European Commission's efforts to fight climate change at EU and international level. Its key mission is to formulate and implement EU climate policies and strategies, so that the EU can turn into the first climate-neutral and climate resilient continent by 2050

PROVIA - Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation

The Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) is a global initiative which aims to provide direction and coherence at the international level for research on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation (VIA). Launched with the support of leading scientists and decision-makers, PROVIA responds to the urgent call by the scientific community for a more cohesive and coordinated approach, and the critical need to harmonize, mobilize, and communicate the growing knowledge-base on VIA

EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement

EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement is a platform for co-operation in the field of major natural and technological disasters between Europe and the South of the Mediterranean. Its field of competence covers the major natural and technological disasters - knowledge, prevention, risk management, post-crisis analysis and rehabilitation

Alpine Convention

The Alpine Convention is the international treaty signed by the eight Alpine countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia and Switzerland) and the European Union for the sustainable development and the protection of the Alps. It entered into force in 1995

Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC)

The Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC) is operated by a Research Consortium consisting of different Italian public and private research Institutions and led by the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). There are six research divisions at CMCC: 1

European Union Water Management Associations (EUWMA )

The European Union of Water Management Associations (EUWMA) was established in 1996. The objective of the EUWMA is: To increase cooperation in the field of water management between the European Water Management Associations so as to provide relevant information, views, position papers and policy documents to National Governments, the European Commission, the European Parliament and other relevant institutions

Assessment tool to estimate the economic costs of health impacts of climate change

This prototype tool that can be used to estimate the economic costs of health impacts of climate change using data for health economic analysis and adaptation activity costs at the local level in the RAMSES cities within the WHO European Region.  The tool can be applied both prospectively and retrospectively, while the timeframe of the economic evaluation will be largely determined by that of the underlying health impact assessment

BalticClimate toolkit

The BalticClimate toolkit is an empowering knowledge transfer instrument for actors on the local and regional level who are not necessarily the experts on climate change, but who have an important role to play in the preparation, financing and decision making related to the implementation of climate change measures. The toolkit addresses three relevant groups of actors: policy makers, spatial planners and business people

Monitoring Adaptation to Climate Change (MACC)

The excel tool “MACC” leads project managers through the five steps of the guidebook “ Adaptation made to measure ”. Assess the adaptation context Identify the contribution to adaptation Develop a results framework Define indicators and set a baseline Operationalise the M&E system   It can be used to directly enter monitoring data and keep an overview of project progress

Effectiveness of Flood Management Measures

The Tool “Effectiveness of Flood Management Measures” gives an overview of different methods to assess the effectiveness of flood management measures, including both those aimed to preparedness for and to prevention of floods. Among the various procedures available, the principles and practices of auditing and evaluation are recommended to monitor and appraise the well-functioning of systems of governance, including risk management, operational performance and financial control

The Role of the Media in Flood Management

The Tool “The Role of the Media in Flood Management” describes the potential functions of media during the whole flood management cycle, from prevention and awareness-raising, to emergency warnings, to relief measures and restoration. After defining the basic concepts of communication and risk perception, the publication shows how the intermediate position between decision-makers and the population occupied by media confers upon them the essential but delicate responsibility of bridging between the two parties

Health and Sanitation Aspects of Flood Management

The analysis of the health and sanitation aspects of Integrated Flood Management (IFM) carried out in this Tool outlines the main measures to be undertaken to minimize impacts on public health during the whole cycle of flood management (flood planning and preparedness, response, and post-flood relief and recovery). While in the first phase actions should be aimed to mitigate the adverse impacts of floods on human health and environmental health services (WSS, food hygiene, vector control), the response stage should be centered on the implementation of an operational plan to assess damage and ensure emergency operation of WSS systems and health-care services

Technical Assistance for the Preparation of an Advocacy Strategy

This publication highlights the importance of carrying out advocacy strategies as instruments to bridge the gap between science and policy, on one side, and to enhance citizens participation in the decision-making process, on the other side. Practical guidance is provided for the development and implementation of such a strategy through the description of a step-by-step approach

Public Perception of Flood Risk and Social Impact Assessment

The tool illustrates how to conduct a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) in order to take into account public perception of risk in flood management plans. After explaining the concept of risk and, in particular, of social risk, the publication describes the factors that influence the perception of flood risk by the population

Surging Seas

Climate Central’s Program on Sea Level Rise strives to provide accurate, clear and granular information about sea level rise and coastal flood hazards both locally and globally, today and tomorrow. Anchored in rigorous primary research, this work distinguishes itself by its user-friendly maps and tools, extensive datasets, and high-quality visual presentation

Urban Flows for Resilient Cities

The Urban Flows Model of the Resilient Regions Associations is a concept that is useful to identify critical dependencies, vulnerabilities and measures to ensure the functionality of cities and regions. The model considers both hard infrastructure and social aspects

Retrofit Advice Tool

This web tool has been developed to assist when choosing retrofit adaptations to reduce dwelling overheating during heat wave periods, whilst also considering the effect on annual heating energy use and cost. The results are based on modelling the effects of adaptations when applied to base case (unadapted) dwellings during the August 2003 heat wave, where London temperatures exceeded 37°C and over 2,000 people died from heat related health problems


This is the improved version of an adaptation support tool to explore climate change adaptation measures in an urban area. The tool allows the user to select an urban area, to draw adaptation options for flooding, drought and urban heat on a map, to compare adaptation options with regard to their effectiveness, and to calculate the distance to a pre-determined target

mDSS (Mulino Decision Support System)

The mDSS software is a generic Decision Support System (DSS) developed to assist decision makers in the management of environmental problems. It can help users to: better understand or explain to the involved actors (disciplinary experts, policy/decision makers, other stakeholders) the problem at hand, explore possible decision options, also within the contexts of alternative scenarios, facilitate public participation, smoothen the conflicts related to alternative courses of action, extend collaboration with and within different stakeholder groups

LCLIP: Local Climate Impacts Profile

The phenomenon of climate change continues to move up the local government agenda. As it does, councils and other organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the potential impacts of a changing climate and the need to develop adaptation responses

CARAVAN online mapping tool

The CARAVAN mapping tool was developed within the CARAVAN (Climate change: a regional assessment of vulnerability and adaptive capacity for the Nordic countries) project which is a two-year collaborative project (2008-2010) that aims to explore alternative approaches for estimating and mapping vulnerability to climate change at the municipal scale across the Nordic region (Finland, Norway and Sweden). It focuses on vulnerability in two thematic areas: agriculture and the elderly

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