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LIFE project ADAPTA BLUES is launched

The 5-year project ADAPTA BLUES, funded by the LIFE Programme, focuses on the restoration of estuarine ecosystems as a Nature Based Solution to remediate the risks related to climate change in coastal areas. The aim is to demonstrate that the conservation and restoration of estuarine ecosystems is an efficient strategy to enhance adaptation to climate change in coastal areas of the European Atlantic coast.

International Forum on the Effects of Climate Change on Fisheries and Aquaculture Feb 25, 2020 to Feb 26, 2020 Rome, Italy,

The EU project ClimeFish will showcase its research output, such as the ClimeFish Decision Support System, forecast methodology and case studies. During this Forum guidelines for making Climate Adaptation Plans for fisheries and aquaculture will be presented, and discussions will be held on theme of future sustainable seafood production under climate change.

Evaluation of the Spanish National Adaptation Plan

The Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition has completed a comprehensive evaluation of the Spain National Adaptation Plan. The evaluation report makes 38 recommendations that will guide the preparation of the new National Adaptation Plan 2021-2030.

Climate change in Germany: New monitoring report illustrates far-reaching impact

The second monitoring report by the Federal Government says the average air temperature in Germany rose by 1.5 degrees between 1881 and 2018, with a 0.3-degree increase over the last five years alone. The effects include more health risks caused by heat stress, a rise in the average surface temperature of the North Sea, and heavier fluctuations in agricultural yields.

Arctic Frontiers: The Power of Knowledge Jan 26, 2020 to Jan 30, 2020 Tromsø, Norway,

A global scientific conference on economic, societal and environmental sustainable growth in the north. Plenary program: State of the Arctic, The power of knowledge, Robust and resilient Arctic communities, Powered by knowledge, Arctic oceans – distant connections, Sustainable business development.

Covenant of Mayors webinar: 'Financing adaptation actions' Feb 06, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Webinar,

The Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office is organizing this webinar to provide an overview of various opportunities for financing climate change adaptation in municipalities. Besides an overview will be given of several resources that feature practical experiences, and a tool will be presented that gathers information on EU-wide funding initiatives, support services and innovative financing schemes. The Covenant cities of Athens and Rotterdam will share their experience.

EEA’s report 'The European environment - state and outlook 2020' released

EEA latest ‘State of the Environment’ report states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency. The report also says, there is reason for hope, amid increased public awareness of the need to shift to a sustainable future, technological innovations, growing community initiatives and stepped up EU action like the European Green Deal.

New book "Renaturing Cities" for urban planners

The Province of Barcelona published a book to support public stakeholders involved in urban planning and management in the application of naturalisation strategies and measures on urban green spaces in their cities. Accessible in English, Spanish and Catalan.

EU invests €240 million for nature, environment and climate action

More than 120 new projects will be funded under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, helping Europe shift to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. Approximately €240 million will go to projects in the fields of nature and biodiversity, environment and resource efficiency, and climate action, mobilising additional investments in these areas.

High-level synthesis report of latest climate science information released

The Science Advisory Group to UN Climate Action Summit 2019 have convened the report 'United in Science' to assemble the key scientific findings of recent work undertaken by major partner organizations in the domain of global climate change research, including the World Meteorological Organization, UN Environment, Global Carbon Project, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Future Earth, Earth League and the Global Framework for Climate Services.

Meet the Horizon Europe mission on adaptation to climate change

‘Adaptation to climate change including societal transformation’ is one of the five Mission Areas of the EU’s next research and innovation framework programme 'Horizon Europe'. This Mission Area will address the climate emergency, focusing on climate risks, and solutions for citizens.

Genetic resources - The key to adaptation of forests to global change Dec 13, 2019 from 08:45 AM to 12:30 PM Brussels, Belgium,

The aim of this science-to-policy event is to present and discuss the relevance and implications of recent research findings and guidelines for policy and practice. The main focus is the role of forest tree biodiversity, in particular genetic diversity, for the adaptation of forests to climate and land use change.

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.

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.

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