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New Horizon 2020 project advances our understanding of polar processes in the global climate system

The Climate Relevant Interactions and Feedbacks project (CRiceS), will contribute to a more precise understanding of the ocean-ice-snow-atmosphere system to deliver improved models that describe polar and global climate. The CRiceS project brings together 21 international research teams, from Europe, Canada, South Africa, India and Russia, at the forefront of polar and global climate research.

Cities play pivotal roles in shifting to green, sustainable future

European cities have the potential to lead the way towards a green, sustainable future, according to two assessments on urban environmental change, published in an European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing. These include tackling the health impacts of the pandemic, dealing with the climate and ecological emergency, and addressing social and economic inequalities.

Closing the climate protection gap – Commission Staff Working Document

The European Commission Staff Working Document 'Closing the Climate Protection Gap - Scoping policy and data gaps' is part of the knowledge base underpinning the 2021 EU Climate Adaptation Strategy, and some of the measures to close the climate protection gap that will be undertaken in the context of the upcoming Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy. It may be relevant for other policy- and decision-makers on adaptation issues at national, regional and local level.

European Council endorses new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change

The Council of the European Union approved conclusions endorsing a new strategy that outlines a long-term vision for the EU to become a climate-resilient society that is fully adapted to the unavoidable impacts of climate change by 2050. The Council supports the strategy’s focus on better gathering and sharing data to improve access to and exchange of knowledge on climate impacts and adaptation, including by enhancing the Climate-ADAPT platform.

INFORM Risk in IMF’s new climate change indicators dashboard

The IMF’s new Climate Change Indicators Dashboard (CID) was launched on 7th April 2021. Climate-related INFORM Risk was used for physical risk indicators. The Dashboard is an international statistical initiative to address the growing need for data in macroeconomic and financial policy analysis to facilitate climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Dashboard is a single platform that brings together experimental climate change indicators that allows comparison across countries.

On the road to increased environment and climate capacity in the Turkish health sector

Members of the Turkish Health Collaboration on Climate Change and Environment Project have established the working group Climate Change & Health. With a webinar on heatwaves and health, one of the key climate themes to Turkish health participants was presented. Further webinars and materials will be launched in the next months, including an interdisciplinary briefing.

14th European Public Health Conference 2021 Nov 10, 2021 to Nov 12, 2021 Online,

The topic of the 14th edition is about public health futures in a changing world. Plenary 5 is about climate change, justice and public health – a triple role, organised by EuroHealthNet.

Health Leadership on the Road to COP26 Jun 10, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

The Initiative on Climate Resilient and Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems was recently launched by Fiji, the Adaptation Action Coalition, the United Kingdom and Spain. The aim of the webinar is to introduce and provide information on the Initiative, and the specific commitments the COP26 team is expecting from countries to strengthen climate resilience and environmental sustainability of their health systems. You can register for a session in the morning, or for the afternoon.

Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment provides information on climate change and health

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) provides information about the health effects of a changing climate, measures to combat climate change and measures to limit the effects of climate change. Moreover RIVM outlines policy options and makes data and instruments available to help governments with integrated assessments regarding climate, health and environmental policies.

ISIpedia Eastern European Workshop Jun 23, 2021 09:00 AM to Jun 24, 2021 12:30 PM Online, Zoom,

Virtual workshop aiming to explore the applicability of available climate impact information tools to national-level decision-making realities, with particular focus on Eastern Europe in the context of the European Green Deal. It will include a policy simulation, a presentation of climate impact information tools for policy makers. Registration and programme available on the left side of the ISIpedia homepage.

The participatory process of the Pyrenean climate change strategy gets launched

The future Pyrenean Climate Change Adaptation Strategy will be the first of its kind in Europe, with a transboundary nature that addresses the climate challenges of the bioregion in a cross-cutting manner. During a participatory process, several trans-Pyrenean thematic workshops will be held to come up to a complete document in early autumn 2021.

Climate-ADAPT webinar: Aligning Climate-ADAPT with the 2021 EU Adaptation Policy Context Jun 17, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM webinar,

The aim of the Climate-ADAPT webinar is about informing and presenting the Climate-ADAPT platform in regard of the new EU Adaptation Policy context, by showcasing new and extended webpages and features: EU Policy landing pages, Climate Services page, and the recently launched European Climate Data Explorer, and Health Observatory.

ECCA 2021 webinar: acting locally - citizen engagement and community mobilisation Jun 09, 2021 from 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM Online,

Societal transformation towards climate resilient European regions and cities is a key policy target at all levels. In this webinar the aim is to identify the key factors that contribute to accelerating and scaling up local action in the field of climate change adaptation to support this target.

ECCA 2021 webinar: Building back better - COVID recovery, resilience building and societal transformation Jun 10, 2021 from 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM Online,

European research often has a focus on local or regional aspects of transformation, in particular in the context of COVID recovery. With this webinar, the local aspects of societal transformation will be put into a global context from a citizen perspective. COVID has reset the global scene in many ways and offers a chance to rethink our approach to climate change, including adaptation.

ECCA 2021 webinar: Climate change and health: promoting wellbeing through climate action May 26, 2021 from 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM Online,

This webinar, carried out in the frame of the 5th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA 2021), presents state-of-the-art knowledge on the effects of global warming, linked to heat stress and other climate hazards, on our health in a European context. It will also be discussed how alternative policy options and measures can help safeguard the health and wellbeing of citizens through climate action. Registration for ECCA 2021 is necessary to attend this webinar, but available without cost.

European Climate Pact – everyone on board for climate action, including adaptation

Since its launch in December 2020, the European Climate Pact has started to roll out EU-wide activities to involve citizens, communities and organizations in climate action, including adaptation, and building a greener Europe. On the Climate Pact website more information can be found about the Pact’s network of volunteer Ambassadors, climate action pledges, and events taking place across Europe.

Level(s), the new EU sustainability framework for buildings includes climate resilience aspects

Level(s) is a new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the full life cycle of buildings. Using existing standards, the Level(s) framework with its indicators provides a common language for building sustainability. In particular, some of the Level(s) indicators are also useful in ensuring the climate resilience of buildings, and have adaptation relevance as well.

New standard helps adapting to climate change: EN ISO 14091:2021

The recently adopted and published European Standard: ‘Adaptation to climate change - Guidelines on vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment’ (EN ISO 14091:2021) offers organisations a consistent, structured and pragmatic approach to understand their vulnerabilities and to prevent or mitigate negative consequences caused by climate change, while taking advantage of opportunities. It was developed in parallel to the respective standard of the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) (ISO 14091, 2021-02) which was set up based on an initiative of Germany and South Korea.

ECCA 2021 webinar: Nature as a solution for resilience, mitigation and sustainable development May 27, 2021 from 01:30 PM to 06:00 PM Online,

This webinar is structured on four topics: (1) the policy support, (2) the knowledge base, (3) the applications and (4) the way ahead of NbS for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe. It provides presentations and discussions with key experts on different aspects of NbS and offers the opportunity to the participant to interact with them.

ECCA 2021 webinar: 360° view of climate impacts: experiencing the future to plan adaptation May 31, 2021 from 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM Online,

The latest climate impact science will be presented that considers climate impacts as interconnected, co-occurring, cross-border changes in the innovative format of a policy simulation. Participants in a simulation game will be working on propositions of actions to counteract the crises that can emerge from transboundary climate impacts.

Advisory bodies can reinforce the role of science in climate policy, including adaptation

Efforts in tackling climate change at national level across Europe can be made more effective by robust governance frameworks as well as well-functioning, well-resourced advisory bodies. An EEA briefing has analysed the institutional settings for policy-making on mitigation at the national level in Europe, the role played by advisory bodies and their influence on policy decisions. Although the focus of the analysis was predominantly mitigation, some advisory bodies were found to focus on adaptation as well.

Climate challenges in the Baltic Sea region May 26, 2021 to May 27, 2021 Online,

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) will host a virtual workshop on climate challenges in the Baltic Sea region in collaboration with DWD and GOPA Com to understand how climate data is currently used in this region, and what datasets or tools are needed to help decision makers to plan for current and future climate change in the Baltic Sea region.

Copernicus Climate Change Services Conference & General Assembly May 18, 2021 to May 20, 2021 Online,

Interested in climate risk and resilience? Join the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Conference & General Assembly, three afternoons of online presentations and debate on the latest developments in climate monitoring, with speakers and panellists from leading international research institutes, government services and private-sector innovators.

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