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Forum on the Mission Adaptation to Climate Change Jun 07, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM Hybrid,

The objective of the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change is to support at least 150 regions and communities to accelerate their transformation towards climate resilience by 2030. On 14 March, the Mission launched an invitation to EU regions and local authorities to join the Mission. A survey is now available for regions and local authorities to express their interest in joining the Mission. Regions and local authorities that demonstrate commitment to adaptation will be invited to sign a Mission Charter. By joining the Mission and signing up to the Charter, regions and local authorities will become part of a community of practice on adaptation to climate change, and have the opportunity to network and share with other regions and local authorities in Europe. The first signatories to the Mission Charter will be announced at the first Mission Forum on 7 June 2022.

Green Deal: New LIFE call for proposal offers fresh funding for adaptation projects

The European Commission published on 17 May 2022 this year’s calls for proposals under the LIFE programme, opening a new application round for funding. Altogether, just under €600 million is available for nature conservation, environmental protection, climate action, and clean energy transition projects. Depending on the type of projects, the deadline to apply is 8 September or 4 October 2022.

Surveys on the European Climate Data Explorer

The European Environment Agency (EEA) would like to obtain feedback on the use of The European Climate Data Explorer, a key tool of Climate-ADAPT. Two surveys are available until 20 May 2022 in order to help with future developments. We invite you to participate in the survey as follows:

European Urban Resilience Forum Sep 14, 2022 to Sep 15, 2022 Athens, Greece,

The European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) is a platform for city representatives, experts and stakeholders from local and regional institutions to discuss strategies, initiatives and actions for adapting to climate change, managing disasters and building urban resilience. The 2022 edition is strongly focused on seeking ways to shape a climate-resilient future for European cities and regions.

IMPETUS project launches 7 regional surveys on climate change impacts and adaptation

The EU-funded IMPETUS project launched a survey, available in national languages, in order to inventory shaping climate change adaptations for long-lasting benefits in seven regional communities in Europe. Based on the survey responses, the partners will offer local citizens, businesses, and civil society representatives further opportunities to take part in project climate adaptation activities.

Health as a lever for action on climate change

On the occasion of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union, Santé publique France and IANPHI (The International Association of National Public Health Institutes) organized a discussion day on climate change and public health on 8 April 2022. The event aimed to raise better awareness of the interlinkages between climate, biodiversity and health in public policies, and to encourage concrete actions at the local, national and European level to adapt to climate change.

Climate Alliance International Conference 2022 Sep 28, 2022 to Sep 30, 2022 Hesperange, Luxembourg,

The 2022 edition of this conference, organised by Climate Alliance for its members and other stakeholders, such as representatives of local authorities from across Europe, aims to delve into the topics climate action and climate justice while sharing experiences on local level projects and initiatives.

Climate Week 2022 Sep 01, 2022 to Sep 03, 2022 Frankfurt, Germany,

The World Conference on Climate Change & Sustainability (Climate Week 2022) with theme of Advancing the Global efforts on Climate Transparency, offers an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of the impact of climate change and global warming in the global context, including subjects of adaptation and climate action.

Second Climate Observation Conference Oct 17, 2022 to Oct 19, 2022 Darmstadt, Germany,

Climate observations are of fundamental importance for reconstructing, monitoring, understanding, and adapting to climate change. They are instrumental for assessments and policy implementations. The need for systematic climate observations is increasing with the growing urgency for adaptation and mitigation measures that can require high resolution information. The conference, organised by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), will focus on activities and solutions that help to achieve a fully implemented, sustainable, and fit for purpose global observing system for climate.

European State of the Climate 2021

The European State of the Climate (ESOTC) is an annual report compiled by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Commission. For 2021, the ESOTC presents through a short overview of the global context in 2021, a more comprehensive overview of climate conditions and key events in Europe, and a focus on the Arctic. It uses interactive features, maps, and visuals for presenting the complex information.

Water4All joint call 2022 update

Thirty-two Funding Agencies from all over Europe and abroad have announced a joint transnational call for research and innovation projects on “Management of water resources: resilience, adaptation and mitigation to hydroclimatic extreme events and management tools ” for the year 2022.

NORDIWA 2023 Sep 05, 2023 11:00 AM to Sep 07, 2023 12:00 PM Göteborg, Sweden,

Water professionals as well as experts and practitioners, managers and operators, city planners, researchers, engineers, advisors and others with an interest in wastewater, sewerage and climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Nordic region of Europe are welcome to attend this conference. Climate change adaptation and resilience is one of the planned topics.

4th Baltic Earth Conference May 30, 2022 to Jun 03, 2022 Jastarnia, Hel Peninsula, Poland,

The 4th Baltic Earth Conference, organised by the Earth System Science for the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic Earth), will take place in Jastarnia, Hel Peninsula, Poland from 30th May 2022 to 03rd June 2022. The conference covers the topics of the Baltic Earth Assessment Reports (BEAR), which reflect the majority of grand challenges and research themes of Baltic Earth over the past nine years. Some topics to be discussed are natural hazards and extreme events, sea level dynamics and coastal erosion, sustainable management options, analyzing and modeling past and future climate changes among others.

The Operational Plan of the Pyrenean Climate Change Strategy was open for public consultation

The Operational Plan of the Pyrenean Climate Change Strategy was available for public consultation between 25 February and 11 March 2022. This Operational Plan will enable the lines of action envisaged in the strategy to be deployed in the territory by means of 72 actions organized around 5 systems: Climate, Resilient Natural Areas, Adapted Mountain Economy, Population and Territory, and Governance.

Towards stronger and more accountable EU-wide disaster risk management

Around the world, the 192 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are key players in working to prevent, lessen the impacts of and respond to all kinds of crises and disasters. Greater accountability requires investment in many areas, including cooperation, coordination, local capacities and continuous community involvement. When it comes to disaster risk management, these aspects are also critical to creating a more resilient society in the EU, aided by the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.

10 Key heat health messages from the IPCC AR6 report

The Working Group II contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report – AR6 Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability – released 28 February 2022, includes important messages about the current and future impacts of extreme heat on human health.

New lakes retain rainwater in the town of Tommerup Stationsby on Funen, Denmark

In the Municipality of Assens on Funen, Denmark three new retention ponds are keeping the town of Tommerup Stationsby dry-shod, even after persistent and heavy rainfalls. The three lakes - together known as Tallerupsøerne - are the largest climate adaptation project to date on Western Funen. The lakes were designed to withstand a five-year rainfall event but have proven capable of withstanding more.

World Health Day 2022 Apr 07, 2022 Worldwide,

In the midst of a pandemic, a polluted planet, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, on World Health Day 7th of April 2022 , the World Health Organization (WHO) will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.  WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes. This includes the climate crisis which is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. The climate crisis is also a health crisis.

Bulletins of the euROpean observAtory on Disaster risk and crisis MAnagement best Practices (ROADMAP) Project: 4th bulletin on “Management of the floods and landslides risk”

The euROpean observAtory on Disaster risk and crisis MAnagement best Practices (ROADMAP) has the main objective to establish a European “Doctrine on disaster risk and crisis management”, funded on the mutual cooperation between scientific communities and disaster risk management (DRM) authorities. The fourth bulletin focuses on floods and landslides due to their potential severe and even disastrous consequences with fatalities, diseases, construction and infrastructure failures, and can damage or completely destroy vast areas of a country. According to the IPCC (IPCC 2021), both the probability and the consequences of floods and landslides are expected to increase in the coming decades, as a result of climate change and increased vulnerabilities and exposure, especially in urban areas.

Rehabilitation centre now a part of climate-adapted recreational park in Aarhus, Denmark

New synergies have emerged in climate change adaptation efforts in Aarhus, Denmark. The surroundings of the Danish centre of rehabilitation, research and development, MarselisborgCentret, integrate health, urban nature, rehabilitation and climate change adaptation in a single project. The project is called SPARK and it is part of the local water company Aarhus Vand's strategy to contain and retain almost all the rainwater that falls on the centre site.

New European scientific advisory board on climate change appointed

The members of the new European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change have been designated, making the new independent advisory body ready to provide the European Union (EU) with scientific knowledge, expertise and advice relating to climate change, climate change impacts and adaptation. The Advisory Board’s work will underpin the EU’s climate action and efforts to reach climate neutrality by 2050.

Destination Earth - Launch event Mar 30, 2022 from 12:15 PM to 04:00 PM Online,

The European Commission organises a public online event for the launch of the Destination Earth, together with the European Centre for Medium-range Forecasts (ECMWF), the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and with the implementing entities. Destination Earth (DestinE) aims to develop a highly accurate digital model of the Earth to monitor and predict the interaction between natural phenomena and human activities including climate change adaptation.

Connecting Nature Impact Summit Genk 2022 Apr 28, 2022 to Apr 29, 2022 Genk, Belgium & online,

This summit will bring together a wide range of local, regional and international participants to demonstrate how nature impacts our lives, socially, environmentally, economically and how Nature-based Solutions bring multiple benefits for citizens, biodiversity and tackling climate change mitigation as well as climate impacts.

Impacts of Climate Change on Water Management. Stocktaking, scope for action and strategic fields of action

In December 2020, the Permanent Committee 'Climate Change' under the German Working Group on Water Issues of the Federal States and the Federal Government (LAWA) prepared a comprehensive report on the concerns, potential responses and strategic fields of action in water resources management, updating the previous work released in 2017. The application-oriented report describes how changes in climate elements affect surface water, groundwater and the ecology of water bodies and practical examples of solutions.

European Commission invites regions and communities to join the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change

The Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change’s objective is to support 150 regions and communities to accelerate their transformation towards climate resilience by 2030. A survey is available for regions and communities to express their interest in joining the Mission. Once the replies to the survey have been analysed, regions and communities that demonstrate commitment to adaptation will be invited to sign a Mission Charter.

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