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Series of webinars 2021: How are urban initiatives and actions supporting green, just and productive cities in the EU? Sep 20, 2021 02:00 PM to Oct 04, 2021 04:00 PM Online,

A series of three webinars will be organised in line with the Green, Just and Productive city dimensions, as established under the New Leipzig Charter (NLC). The webinars will showcase examples and initiatives from cities on how to develop resilience and further the implementation of these dimensions at the local level, and providing a space for discussing achievements, remaining issues and future opportunities to help cities face their challenges in a strategic way and thus contribute to sustainable urban development.

New assessment reveals major climate risks to global food trade

The recently published report 'Climate change, trade, and global food security - a global assessment of transboundary climate risks in agricultural commodity flows' by the Stockholm Environment Institute, reveals in detail the climate risks to global trade in major agricultural commodities, and concludes that they pose a serious European and global challenge.

Launching the Lancet Countdown in Europe Sep 23, 2021 from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

The Lancet Countdown in Europe is a research collaboration for monitoring progress on health and climate change in Europe. With the wealth of data and academic expertise available, this collaboration will develop high-resolution, region-specific indicators to identify and address the main challenges and opportunities of Europe’s response to climate change for health. The indicators will provide information to policy decision making and will also contribute to the European Observatory on Climate and Health. Join by registering for the two-hours launch event of this initiative.

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

The Economist Intelligence Unit has published a white paper on “Climate change and its impact on lung health: a focus on Europe”. This research summarises the direct and indirect evidence that links climate change to lung health and maps out policy priorities to prevent and curb the effects of climate change on lung health.

European Urban Resilience Forum Oct 19, 2021 to Oct 20, 2021 Malmö, Sweden and online,

The European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) is a unique platform where cities, organisations and stakeholders from local and regional institutions can exchange experiences and discuss strategies for the planning of adaptation to climate change and forging urban resilience for local action. The event is an initiative from ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and the European Environment Agency (EEA).

European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA 2021) - Rewatch the events

The 5th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference ‘Bringing adaptation solutions to life’, was held online. The theme of the conference was inspiring climate adaptation action today for a resilient future. A series of nine webinars was organised from 25 May to 10 June, in the run-up to a high-level event on 22 June.

Official governmental reporting on national adaptation actions per country with more detailed information now online

The Climate-ADAPT country profiles were previously updated in 2019. The information was based on reporting according to the EU ‘Monitoring Mechanism Regulation’. The current country profiles display information on national adaptation actions reported by EU member states under Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action. Now, comprehensive and detailed information on EU Member State’s national climate change adaptation planning and strategies, and implemented and planned actions to facilitate adaptation to climate change is available on the Climate-ADAPT.

CareforClimate webinar series on climate change and health Sep 09, 2021 02:00 PM to Oct 07, 2021 03:00 PM

The COP26 is a crucial moment for both people and planet. Inclusion of health considerations in climate policy making protects populations and build public support for ambitious climate action. In the months leading up to COP26, the Global Climate & Health Alliance (GCHA) is hosting a series of webinars focused on skills, framings and tools to help ensure that advocacy by the climate and health community is its strongest yet as the negotiations approach.

Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference Oct 11, 2021 to Oct 15, 2021 Online,

This international conference will be a gathering at the nexus of cities, climate change science and innovation, and is co-hosted by UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM). It will bring together over 1,000 city leaders, scientists, researchers, innovators, academics, youth and business people to advance pragmatic and action oriented research and science that will help cities reduce their carbon footprint and increase resilience to climate change.

EUROCONTROL Stakeholder Forum on the impact of climate change on aviation Sep 09, 2021 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Online,

EUROCONTROL, a civil-military organisation dedicated to supporting European aviation, organises this webinar in order to explore how a more climate-resilient aviation can be build in the face of the increasing risks linked to climate change.

Project launched on storm surge protection and new harbour environment in Svendborg (Denmark)

A new project, called 'The Blue Edge' (Den Blå Kant) has started to become Svendborg's new common harbour space between the city and the sea, aiming at flood and cloudburst protection as well as an improved urban environment at the same time. Three sluiceways and a belt of fixed and mobile dikes will protect the area against storm surges of up to three meters above the average sea level. The project will also establish emergency flood channels leading stormwater runoff from the city directly into the harbour basin. The most relevant project information is accessible through the Danish Climate Change Adaptation Portal.

Copernicus and Public Health - Workshop Sep 15, 2021 to Sep 16, 2021 Online,

This workshop will be organised into four sessions; two of them directly focused on climate change and health (Extreme temperatures and health & Weather/climate sensitive diseases). For each session, speakers from key European or international entities will set the scene before opening on a panel discussion about how to maximise use of Copernicus data for the benefit of public and private users in the health sector. The panels will also identify currently outstanding needs and requirements, which can inform the future development of the Copernicus programme.

People and Planet - from Theory to Solutions Conference Nov 08, 2021 to Nov 10, 2021 Lahti, Finland,

Urgent decisions and actions are needed for climate change and biodiversity loss. The aim of the conference is to discuss the scientific challenges of transdisciplinary research in environmental and medical sciences and present solutions supporting public health and respecting planetary boundaries

NEXT LEVEL 2021 Conference Oct 20, 2021 Online & Dordrecht (NL),

A one-day conference (online and in-person workshops) focus to various innovation aspects, exploring the impacts of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation, biodiversity, people and society, and health & wellbeing.

Adaptation Futures 2020 (in 2021) Oct 05, 2021 to Oct 08, 2021 Online and on-site in New Delhi,

The 6th in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation is the first one to be held in Asia. Adaptation Futures is a platform to facilitate dialogues towards action oriented solutions from a diverse range of stakeholders that includes academia, practitioners, scientists and policy makers from across the world. The European Commission is involved in organizing this edition with contributions from European countries and organizations.

New study shows risks of climate change in Germany

The German Environment Agency has presented the "Climate Impact and Risk Assessment 2021“. If climate change continues unchecked, the risks from heat, drought and heavy rainfall throughout Germany will increase sharply in the future, the study says. The damage will have a knock-on effect on ecosystems that are already heavily polluted, such as soils, forests and water bodies, and on humans and their health. The study also shows that many of these risks can only be reduced through immediate action as many adaptation measures take a very long time to become effective.

European Union Green Week 2021 achieves wide-scale mobilization for healthier people and planet

This year’s edition of the European Union (EU) Green Week, Europe’s biggest annual environmental event, has closed with record involvement from citizens and stakeholders around the EU. Dedicated to the EU ambition of a zero pollution, the event zoomed in on efforts to tackle pollution of air, soil and water, creating a world where pollution is no longer harmful for people’s health and ecosystems.

Danish Coastal Authority launches new planning tool aimed at coastal municipalities

Based on new national risk mapping, the Danish Coastal Authority has made new analyses and strategies available for use in coastal protection planning efforts. "Kystplanlægger" is a coastal planning tool targeted at coastal municipalities. The entire Danish coastline has been risk-mapped up to 2120 with respect to better manage the risks of flooding and erosion.

Life Adaptate Conference Sep 16, 2021 Online,

The EU funded Life Adaptate project organizes its final conference to present and exchange the latest advances in climate change research in six countries and municipalities. The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists, policymakers, organizations and citizens engaged with climate change impacts and adaptation in the urban environment.

Peer-to-Peer learning on indicators and strategies for adaptation to climate change

In the framework of the EU project ENERGee Watch, partners are developing Peer-to-Peer learning courses targeted to local authorities, and local and regional energy and climate agencies. One course is dedicated to adaptation to climate change: climate change adaptation and assessment, methods and data for diagnosis, indicators and strategies, and guides participants in building their own roadmap to ensure that adaptation to climate change is integrated into energy-climate action plans. The courses will be held online in 2021 and 2022.

Draft of the National Water Strategy for Germany presented

As part of the 3rd National Water Forum, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has recently presented the draft version of a national water strategy. In this cross-sector strategy, the aspects of future water management are presented on ten strategic topics, whereby the topic of climate adaptation repeatedly plays a significant role.

Funding opportunities for adaptation projects under the new LIFE programme

The European Commission has published the call for LIFE project proposals 2021 - the first call under the LIFE multi-annual work programme 2021-2024. It may provide altogether about 50 million euro to help putting the new EU adaptation strategy into action. Organizations from EU Member States, listed EEA countries and so-called ‘participating countries’ (countries associated to the LIFE Programme) can apply for funding. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) will manage the new LIFE programme and hence also this call.

Public consultation on WHO draft COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) launches public consultation on draft COP26 Special report on climate change and health, with the deadline for comments on the 25 August 2021. The COP26 Special Report: 'The Health Argument for Climate Action', aims to raise the health voice, health arguments and health urgency of tackling the climate crisis. It reflects the growing evidence and availability of solutions to maximize the health benefits of tackling climate change, while also offering a clear set of asks and proposed solutions from the global health community to climate change policy makers at COP26.

KE4CAP project workshop: 'Climate Adaptation Platforms – Realizing the Value of Shared Learning' Sep 08, 2021 to Sep 09, 2021

In this workshop, co-organised by the European Environment Agency/Climate-ADAPT, findings and key messages from the concluding KE4CAP project, funded by the European Commission, will be presented. It aims to understand the evolving policy and practice context within which climate adaptation platforms (CAPs) operate, and to explore how knowledge exchange activities can help CAPs support multi-level governance of adaptation in the future. This workshop will bring together the international CAP community. It is targeted towards organizations planning or preparing, and managing adaptation knowledge platforms at various governance levels.

Coastal Communities Adapting Together online event: Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice Across Borders 2021 Oct 19, 2021 to Oct 21, 2021 Online,

This second Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT) online event brings together practitioners and academics, with expertise in policymaking, coastal management, climate change adaptation, community engagement and is about debating the best practices in supporting coastal communities in Wales and Ireland to understand the impact of climate change, and how it might impact their local communities. CCAT is an Interreg project funded through the Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme.

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