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Geoportal: a tool to understand the impacts of climate change in the Pyrenees

The Pyrenean Climate Change Observatory (OPCC) has developed this geoportal for providing the general public with access to crucial data in the Pyrenees. Citizens can discover the impacts of climate change on their territory, based on various indicators such as anomalies in minimum and maximum temperatures, rainfall and rates of innovation.

Portuguese National Adaptation Plan for Climate Change (2019-2030) adopted

The first Portuguese National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for Climate Change (P-3AC) was adopted by the Portuguese Government in August 2019, aiming at implementation of measures foreseen in the National Adaptation Strategy. The NAP elects eight concrete lines of action of direct intervention in the territory and infrastructures, and an additional cross-cutting line of action for support tools and research.

Assessment of climate change impacts on snowmelt and streamflows of mountain region in eastern Turkey

The Turkish Climate Changes Impact on Water Resources Project evaluates the alterations in snow melt and stream flows of the mountain region in eastern Turkey under the selected climate change scenarios throughout the 21st century. The project, characterizing the snow cover of the region for the last 40 years and hydrologic studies of future projections for snow accumulations, snow melt periods and runoffs, has been completed.

International conference on forests for biodiversity and climate change Feb 04, 2020 09:00 AM to Feb 05, 2020 05:00 PM Brussels, Belgium,

Protecting forests means protecting biodiversity and working for a climate neutral and climate resilient land. Pressures on forest ecosystems due to climate change and unsustainable forest management are a reason for concern and are expected to increase in the future. This conference, organized by DG Environment, is about discussing these issues.

MedECC released a preliminary assessment of risk associated to climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean region

This assessment has been undertaken by the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC) supported by the Union for the Mediterranean and Plan Bleu (UN Environment/MAP Regional Activity Center). This preliminary report also includes results of discussions among MedECC scientists during workshops and meetings, which have been taken place since 2016.

A new Climate Adaptation Game

The Climate Adaptation Game, released by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, aims to develop better understanding for the effects of climate change, and how to meet the challenges it brings. The game can be used in education for sustainable development, or in various contexts within climate change adaptation.

Covenant of Mayors webinar on monitoring and evaluating adaptation action Nov 26, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Webinar,

This webinar gives an overview of the monitoring requirements; will show a monitoring tool as an example for municipal adaptation; the Life Sec Adapt tool. The webinar finalizes by focusing on improving the monitoring process, showcasing the Reflexive Monitoring Approach developed within the Connecting Nature project.

Climate Adaptation Summit 2020 Oct 22, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM The Netherlands,

The Climate Adaptation Summit of global leaders, organized in close collaboration with the Global Center on Adaptation, reflects the need to adapt immediately to the impacts of our changing climate. This summit will help calibrate the accelerated action initiated by the Global Commission on Adaptation and leveraging further support for the global movement towards adaptation.

Webinar: New ways to understand climate risk and reduce health impacts for people with chronic diseases Nov 05, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM webinar,

The EU Oasis Hub project is organizing this webinar to explore specific frameworks that can be applied to several sectors (insurance, hospitals, public health) to evaluate the connection between temperature, air pollution, and increased chronic respiratory diseases. A case study with COPD patients and potential protection strategies is being explained.

8th European Windstorm Workshop Oct 28, 2019 09:00 AM to Oct 30, 2019 05:00 PM Birmingham, United Kingdom,

This workshop brings together dynamical meteorologists, climatologists, statisticians, stakeholders and risk model developers from insurance and engineering consultant companies. Thereby, the previous workshops haved helped bridge state-of-the-art breakthroughs in sciences to the practical implementation in risk modeling.

SISC 7th Annual Conference | Climate Risk: implications for ecosystem services and society, challenges, solutions (ClimRisk19) Oct 23, 2019 09:00 AM to Oct 25, 2019 05:00 PM Trento, Italy,

The Conference is an interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of science and management of climate change, and aims at connecting leading scientists, researchers, economists, practitioners, business leaders, and policy makers, whose activities are focused on different aspects of climate change, its impacts and related policies.

Global warming may diminish European plant genetic variety

A team of researchers studied one plant species from various locations in Europe and found that only few of the varieties had enough mutational ability to adapt to heat and drought. Genetic information for most plant species is still lacking, but new methods will enable scientists to make predictions on plant genetic fitness in times of climate change.

Natural ways of cooling cities

Heat reduction strategies vary with the regional climate. Data from 30,000 cities worldwide show that planting trees is not effective everywhere. City planners need to take the local microclimate into account. In a wet tropical climate it makes urban areas more humid: other cooling methods like wind circulation and use of shadow can be used. In desert-like conditions careful planting helps.

Webinar on Climate-ADAPT Urban tools Oct 23, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM webinar,

The aim of this sixth webinar of the European Climate Adaptation platform (Climate-ADAPT), is to improve awareness of the Climate-ADAPT urban knowledge elements and tools, and to promote their use, e.g. for local planning, awareness raising, participatory processes and project formulation.

IPCC released special report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing climate

This special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented changes in the ocean and cryosphere. The report reveals the benefits of ambitious and effective adaptation for sustainable development and, conversely, the escalating costs and risks of delayed action.

Webinar on Climate-ADAPT case studies Jun 19, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM webinar,

The aim of the fifth webinar of the European Climate Adaptation platform (Climate-ADAPT) is 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. Besides two specific case studies from a developer perspective and a local implementation point of view are going to be presented and the use of the Climate-ADAPT pool of case studies will be promoted, e.g. for: strategic policy process, awareness raising, planning, development of guidelines, design and implementation of similar applications in other locations. Participants will discuss further development of case studies and share potential ways to improve the case study search tool.

Understanding Risk Forum Europe 2019 Nov 27, 2019 09:00 AM to Nov 29, 2019 05:00 PM Bucharest, Romania,

The Understanding Risk (UR) Europe Forum provides a platform for public and private sector, institutions, non-governmental organizations, academia and media and is organizing this 2019 forum to sharing knowledge and best practices on climate change impacts, such as wildfires, droughts and floods in Europe.

EUROPARC Conference 2019 Sep 24, 2019 09:00 AM to Sep 27, 2019 05:00 PM Kemeri National Park, Latvia,

This conference organized by EUROPARC, a network for Europe’s natural and cultural heritage, is the key event for those working in Europe’s Protected Areas. Entitled with "Nature on your mind – understanding our values”, the conference will explore the presence of nature across various sectors, including climate action topics.

Second TeRRIFICA online conference on connecting case studies with future climate action Sep 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM online,

This project (Territorial Responsible Research and Innovation Fostering Innovative Climate Action) conference will start with expert talks on climate action with a focus on engagement, methodology and institutionalisation aspects. There will be representatives from six European pilot regions that combine co-creation processes with climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Conference: Making Climate Services a reality in Europe Nov 13, 2019 09:00 AM to Nov 14, 2019 05:00 PM Brussels, Belgium,

The Climate-fit.city project is hosting a two-day conference that will bring together 200+ climate researchers, policy-makers, industry experts, as well as city and regional actors to showcase how climate data can serve both cities and business.

Political training academy on climate adaptation Oct 09, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 01:00 PM Brussels, Belgium,

EUROCITIES is organizing this training on climate adaptation during the European Week for Regions and Cities, with the purpose to provide information to local politicians to assist them in their decision-making on issues related to adaptation. The session targets local politicians (Mayors, Deputy Mayors, elected Councillors) from all over Europe.

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