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Webinar on Climate-ADAPT case studies Jun 19, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM webinar,

The aim of the fifth webinar of the European Climate Adaptation platform (Climate-ADAPT) is to disseminate the basic features of the Climate-ADAPT case studies: criteria for their identification, structure for their description, development process, and current state of the case study collection. Besides two specific case studies from a developer perspective and a local implementation point of view are going to be presented and the use of the Climate-ADAPT pool of case studies will be promoted, e.g. for: strategic policy process, awareness raising, planning, development of guidelines, design and implementation of similar applications in other locations. Participants will discuss further development of case studies and share potential ways to improve the case study search tool.

Launch EEA report on adaptation challenges for the European energy system during the EU Sustainable Energy Week Jun 18, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM Brussels, Belgium,

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has produced the report ‘Adaptation challenges and opportunities for the European energy system: building a climate-resilient low-carbon energy system’. This report assesses how the impacts of climate change can affect the current energy system in Europe. This EEA report will be launched on 18 June in Brussels during a dedicated session at the Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, together with senior stakeholders from the European Commission and other organisations. If you would like to attend the launch event, please register for the Policy Conference by 21 May (for free) and ensure that you register specifically for this session: ‘18 June 2019, 14:00-15:30. Preparing the European energy system for the impacts of climate change (Energy transition, I40)'.

European State of the Climate 2018

The European State of the Climate 2018, compiled by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Union, gives a general description of the year as a whole; the heat records and extreme rain falls almost across Europe, and a view of the weather events in the European part of the Arctic region.

New hub for connecting adaptation and disaster risk reduction

The PLACARD Connectivity Hub is a new "search and discovery" tool that helps planners, decision-makers, researchers, policymakers, students, and interested citizens to find knowledge and organisations working on climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) issues.

Cities under pressure in changing climate

Experts highlight the challenge cities face to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase cities' resilience to extreme weather and also give people quality space to live in.

Report released on how countries are responding to rising seas

There is an urgent need to ensure that coastal areas are adapting to the impacts of climate change. Risks in these areas are projected to increase because of rising sea levels and development pressures. This report reviews how OECD countries can use their national adaptation planning processes to respond to this challenge.

Climate risk: Need for more collaboration between research and finance

How can investors protect their portfolios against physical impacts (e.g. changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, or drought) of climate change? A new report from the EU funded ClimINVEST project provides insight to what investors need to make better investment decisions in a changing climate.

COACCH project: Innovative ways to assess climate change risks and costs

The EU-funded COACCH project (CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs) aims to advance knowledge regarding climate change impacts and policy that can be used directly by stakeholder communities. The project is taking a specific approach to ensure producing knowledge which can be communicated, disseminated and applied in a timely manner.

European Urban Resilience Forum Jun 25, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Bonn, Germany,

This forum offers a unique exchange platform where city representatives and stakeholders from various local and regional institutions come together to discuss strategies and actions for adapting to climate change and building urban resilience.

European conference on innovative financing for creating green cities Mar 26, 2019 09:00 AM to Mar 27, 2019 05:00 PM Manchester, United Kingdom,

This conference brings together city representatives, investors and business to connect, share experiences and find joint solutions for financing city greening. Interactive workshops offer participants in-depth capacity building on valuing natural assets and mobilising finance for nature-based solutions.

Cities and municipalities invited to apply for the German Sustainability Award

German cities and municipalities are invited to apply for the 12th German Sustainability Award, which is the national award for excellence in sustainability, rewarding the sustainability efforts and achievements of German cities and municipalities across three categories: small-sized cities, medium-sized cities and large-sized cities.

Since 2017 dozens of local climate action projects implemented in Turkish cities

In Turkey 13 large-scale pilots targeting metropolitan municipalities and 25 small scale projects started in June 2017 to foster local climate action and awareness activities in 27 cities across the country. Most municipalities are working on climate action strategy plans; some are working on implementing pilot schemes such as solar power installations, and others are working on capacity building.

French National Adaptation Plan for Climate Change for the period 2018-2022 launched

The objective of the second French National Adaptation Plan for Climate Change (PNACC-2) for the period 2018-2022, launched in December 2018, is to better prepare the French society to climate change, involving the main sectors of the economy (agriculture, industry, tourism) and territories. Based on the recommendations of the assessment of PNACC 2011-2015, the development of PNACC-2 was based on a national consultation that mobilized over 300 representatives from civil society, experts and representatives of local authorities and ministries.

3rd European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference Apr 10, 2019 09:00 AM to Apr 11, 2019 05:00 PM London, United Kingdom,

EUGIC is an interactive and fun event, which celebrates nature-based solutions for climate-adapted, resilient, healthy cities across Europe and beyond.

Covenant of Mayors - Adapt series: Assessing risks and vulnerabilities Mar 07, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM Webinar,

Planning adaptation to climate change impacts at the local level requires understanding of the current and projected climate hazards and which sectors currently are or will become most vulnerable. Assessment of these risks and vulnerabilities is a first step towards the overall management of climate change risks. This webinar will explore the various aspects of conducting a risk and vulnerability assessment at the city level.

More action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from environmental hazards

Targeted action is needed to better protect the poor, the elderly and children from environmental hazards, such as air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures. The European Environment Agency report ' Unequal exposure and unequal impacts: social vulnerability to air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures in Europe’ warns that the health of Europe’s most vulnerable citizens remains disproportionately affected by these hazards.

Quinoa handle dry conditions and shifting temperatures

The South American crop quinoa is suited to dry conditions and with a new cultivated variety, it can also be grown in Sweden. It is being tested by farmers in the southern part of Sweden, where longer periods of drought and higher temperatures await in a changed climate.

Climate Adaptation Partnership Action Plan: public feedback launched

The public feedback of the Partnership on Climate Adaptation, with its objectives to anticipate on the adverse effects of climate change and take appropriate action to prevent damage to Urban Areas, under the EU Urban Agenda was launched on 22 June 2018. Anyone can contribute to the actions from the Draft Action Plan until 17 August 2018.

BRIGAID Call for innovations on climate adaptation and disaster resilience

The H2020 BRIGAID project's final call for innovations on climate adaptation and disaster resilience is open. Innovators are welcome to submit ideas on how to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate-driven disasters related to droughts, floods and extreme weather events before 15 August 2018.

SHARA project is boosting climate change adaptation in Spain and Portugal

The LIFE SHARA project actions involve strengthening the Spanish adaptation knowledge platform (AdapteCCa), capacity building, and awareness raising on climate change adaptation. Its final objective is to strengthen the governance of adaptation and increase the resilience against climate change in Spain and Portugal.

Climate-related risks and opportunities, a synthesis for Switzerland

This synthesis report identifies and prioritises climate-related risks and opportunities for Switzerland until 2060. The results from eight regional case studies conducted with the participation of experts from science, industry and administration have been merged into this synthesis.

Climate-ADAPT found to be a key tool for adaptation in Europe

The number of users on this web platform increased fivefold since its launch in 2012, according to a report from the EEA. The assessment confirms the increasing value of the platform for users such as policy makers, city planners, and other experts who are looking to share and make use of information and best practices in their work to adapt on climate change.

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