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Webinar on maritime spatial planning in a changing climate Feb 09, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Online,

The Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) aims to cope with the increasing demand for marine space and resources from traditional and emerging sectors, while preserving marine ecosystems and their services. Being a long-term and far-reaching process, MSP should take into consideration direct and indirect impacts of climate change. The webinar will inform participants from cities and municipalities, counties, regions, marine and maritime authorities, maritime and coastal economic operators, academia and civil society organizations about the impacts of climate change and about options of making the sector climate-resilient. Registration is needed.

The European Climate Pact: Together in Action Feb 01, 2023 from 02:00 PM to 05:15 PM Online and Brussels,

This event will enable to learn more about the movement of people and organizations involved in the European Climate Pact, its achievements, and how to get involved in the future. There will be networking opportunities with Climate Pact Ambassadors from across Europe, as well as with policymakers, experts and activists to further discuss climate action.

Water scarcity conditions in Europe: Water scarcity affected 29% of the EU territory during at least one season in 2019

The European Environment Agency (EEA) indicator “Water exploitation index plus” (WEI+) has a biannual updating frequency. The recently updated WEI+ helps to measure water consumption, water resources under stress and water scarcity probabilities due to climate impacts in the European Union territory. It shows that there has been no overall reduction in the area affected by water scarcity conditions.

Will more frequent river floods cause widespread malfunction of European road networks?

A new study on “Flood risk assessment of the European road network” has been released. It investigates whether the potential level of disruptive impact on the road networks of European countries could reach a socio-economic tipping point, with an abrupt and large loss of road-network function. This research applies a form of statistical analysis to large-scale flooding events in Europe, and aims to inform climate adaptation policy.

Invitation to share stories for GCHA films on climate health threats

The Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA), together with BBC Studios, will produce films, that explore climate change as a health emergency. The series will raise awareness about environmental impacts on our health and highlight inspirational, innovative and inclusive solutions to the interlinked climate and health crises, that can be replicated and scaled elsewhere. Your organisation can now share stories for potential inclusion.

Transdisciplinary conference on Health and Climate Change Oct 11, 2023 to Oct 12, 2023 Stockholm, Sweden,

The transdisciplinary conference, organized by ENBEL, aims to bring together researchers, experts and policymakers at the intersection between health and climate change. It provides and arena to discuss climate change effects on health, potential societal consequences, and opportunities for adaptation.

Information webinar on Wellcome Trust funding opportunity Feb 20, 2023 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM Online,

The webinar will inform about the scope and practicalities of the Wellcome Trust funding scheme "Climate Impacts Awards" for short-term, high-impact projects that make climate-related health impacts more visible. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Wellcome Trust funding opportunity for climate-health related projects

The Wellcome Trust funding scheme "Climate Impacts Awards" is funding transdisciplinary teams to deliver short-term, high-impact projects about the impacts of climate change on physical or mental health. Projects should combine evidence generation with communications and/or public engagement to make the health impacts of climate change visible and drive climate policy.

Implementing the Green Deal: Commission launches Climate Resilience Dialogue

The European Commission launched the Climate Resilience Dialogue, as announced in its Strategy for Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy as well as in the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change. The first meeting of the dialogue brought together insurers, reinsurers, the corporate sector, consumers, public authorities and other stakeholders to exchange views and best practices to address the losses incurred from climate-related disasters.

The Bigger Picture: how climate and biodiversity are intimately linked, and what the European Union is doing to protect them both

The European Union (EU) has had considerable success with funding local projects in Europe and worldwide towards global climate action and biodiversity protection efforts. However, urgent large-scale action is still needed to prevent countless plant and species from going extinct and ultimately avoid irreversible disruption of our ecosystems, with potential negative consequences for climate change.

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) launches its fully unified marine data service

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), launched its fully unified marine data service, integrating all the data into one single portal. Rapid access to reliable and accurate data and information is vital in addressing threats to the marine environment, in the development of policies and legislation to protect vulnerable areas of our coasts and oceans, in understanding trends and in forecasting future changes. This portal contributes to international and European efforts on adaptation to climate change.

Nature-based solutions: A tool for climate adaptation and other societal challenges

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has published the report on “Nature-based solutions: A tool for climate adaptation and other societal challenges”. The report disseminates knowledge and information about nature-based solutions and offers guidance on how NbS can be planned and implemented to meet the challenges of a changing climate, while promoting sustainable development through increased resilience and reduced vulnerability.

Getting started with healthcare climate resilience Feb 07, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM Online,

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe organizes a webinar to learn more about how to future-proof your healthcare facility against the impacts of climate change. A Climate-smart resilience plan is essential for any healthcare system to protect community health.

Open horizon Europe calls for Climate-Health

The recently adopted Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023-2024 includes calls for Research & Innovation activities, co-funded partnerships (COFUND) and Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs). The Health cluster is divided into six Destinations, focusing on a broad range of areas of importance for the future of health. Several clusters have open calls that are relevant for the climate-health nexus.

Horizon Europe info day – Health Cluster Jan 19, 2023 from 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM Online,

This information day aims to inform (potential) applicants to Horizon Europe funding about topics included in the Cluster 1 'Health' work programme of 2023.

European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health Nov 20, 2023 to Nov 23, 2023 Utrecht, the Netherlands,

The relation between human health and climate change is the central theme of the 13th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH): how is our health system impacted by extreme weather events and catastrophic conditions, including heatwaves, floods and wildfires in Europe. ECTMIH-2023's aim is to accelerate the connections between tropical medicine, global health, and planetary health. Health equity and universal health coverage are emphasized.

When will a 2-meter rise in sea level occur, and how might we adapt?

In a joint policy brief, the EU-funded H2020 projects PROTECT, CoCliCo and SCORE projects identify actions that are urgently needed to limit losses and damages, as coastal adaptation is an ongoing process that involves short-term actions, long-term planning and strategic thinking.

EU Member States make progress in climate adaptation to boost resilience, EEA review finds

EU Member States recognise the importance of adapting to impacts of heatwaves, droughts, floods, heavy precipitation and changing temperatures and of mainstreaming climate change adaptation to a wide range of affected areas like agriculture, or water and disaster risk management. These are key findings of a recently published European Environment Agency (EEA) report which assesses the state of national adaptation actions in 2021.

European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference: Actionable knowledge for a climate resilient Europe Jun 19, 2023 to Jun 21, 2023 Dublin, Ireland,

ECCA2023 will showcase real-world examples of adaptation measures around state-of-the-art science and research for a climate resilient Europe. Solution-driven programme events will facilitate face-to-face conversations, informal and formal knowledge exchange on leading climate research projects. Face-to-face networking will re-connect existing relations and enable new contacts to be formed with new organisations and personalities that have joined the climate adaption communities since the pandemic.

Oświadczenie sztokholmskie: rola krajowych instytutów zdrowia publicznego w zakresie gotowości i reagowania na kryzys klimatyczny

Krajowe instytuty zdrowia publicznego (NPHI) z całego świata spotkały się na początku grudnia w Sztokholmie (Szwecja), aby zająć się największymi wyzwaniami dla bezpieczeństwa zdrowia publicznego i znaleźć rozwiązania dla tych wyzwań. W oświadczeniu sztokholmskim podkreślono pilną potrzebę wykorzystania wniosków wyciągniętych z pandemii COVID-19 w celu przeciwdziałania innym zagrożeniom dla zdrowia, w tym wyraźnie zmianie klimatu. NPHI odgrywają kluczową rolę w radzeniu sobie z kryzysami, które mają wpływ na zdrowie ludzkie.

Nowe wskaźniki dostępne w Obserwatorium

Europejskie Obserwatorium Klimatu i Zdrowia oferuje obecnie więcej wskaźników związanych ze skutkami zdrowotnymi wrażliwych na klimat chorób zakaźnych, ciepła i pyłku (opracowane przez Lancet Countdown Europe) i zaktualizowało istniejące wskaźniki o najnowsze dane.

Seminarium internetowe pt. „Działania w dziedzinie klimatu i styl życia w Alpach: jak tworzyć rozwiązania korzystne dla wszystkich” Dec 15, 2022 from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM online (Zoom),

Webinarium zorganizowane przez Alpy Klimatyczne Konwencji Alpejskiej zbada, w jaki sposób stworzyć pozytywne nastawienie do działań w dziedzinie klimatu. Pokaże, w jaki sposób potężne historie lokalne mogą zainspirować ludzi do podejmowania działań w związku ze zmianą klimatu oraz w jaki sposób mogą oni stworzyć korzystne dla wszystkich rozwiązania w zakresie poprawy jakości życia w Alpach. Wkład ilustruje działania czynników (i motywacji) na rzecz zmiany zachowań, koncentrując się na łagodzeniu zmiany klimatu i przystosowywaniu się do niej. Przedstawiciele dobrych praktyk, o których mowa w broszurze ACB „Zmniejszanie luki w działaniach w dziedzinie klimatu”, podzielą się swoimi doświadczeniami.

Webinarium: Zanieczyszczenie ciepła i powietrza w kontekście nordyckim Dec 16, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM W internecie,

Globalne ocieplenie prowadzi do wzrostu temperatury i ekstremalnych zjawisk pogodowych, również w krajach nordyckich. To webinarium dotyczy potencjalnych skutków zdrowotnych fal upałów i rosnącego ryzyka pożarów lasów oraz ocenia poziom gotowości w krajach nordyckich. Przedstawiono również ustalenia projektu wyczerpania, w ramach którego bada się skutki połączenia ekstremalnego zanieczyszczenia ciepła i powietrza, jego koszty i potencjalne strategie radzenia sobie z tym problemem.

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