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  • Swedish networks reinforce the municipalities’ work on climate adaptation

    2021-01-08

    Those who work with climate adaptation in a municipality often work alone. This makes it important to identify forms of collaboration. Municipalities that work together in order to form a climate adaptation network can learn from each other and support each other in their work. One such network has already been established in the Gothenburg region in Sweden.

  • Storage of snow ensures skiing during warmer winters

    2021-01-07

    With rising temperatures, the number of days with snow is gradually decreasing in parts of Sweden. Ski resorts have therefore begun to store snow in order to ensure that they will be able to open at the beginning of the skiing season.

  • Winners of Blauer Kompass contest on climate adaptation in Germany

    2020-12-23

    A resilient climate change forest, urban green as a cool oasis in the middle of a hot city, climate-friendly building materials made from natural resources, and a coaching programme to assist municipalities in adapting to climate change; these initiatives are the winners of the 2020 year’s Blauer Kompass award held in Germany.

  • Dashboard on insurance protection gap for natural catastrophes

    2020-12-09

    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has launched its first pilot dashboard, which depicts the insurance protection gap for natural catastrophes. The aim is to represent the drivers of a climate-related insurance protection gap in order to identify measures that will help in decreasing society’s losses in the event of natural catastrophes. EIOPA is also inviting stakeholders to provide their views by 31 March 2021 by filling in a survey.

  • Ireland's state of the environment report 2020

    2020-12-04

    The Environmental Protection Agency assessed the overall quality of Ireland's environment, the pressures being placed on it and the societal responses to current and emerging environmental issues. Climate, including climate adaptation, is one of the policy areas assessed.

  • Climate change warms groundwater in Bavaria

    2020-12-01

    Groundwater reservoirs in Bavaria have warmed considerably over the past few decades. A new study compares temperatures at 35 measuring stations with data from the 1990s. Water found at a depth of 20 metres was almost one degree warmer on average than 30 years ago.

  • Policy Paper: Climate change and the European water dimension - Enhancing resilience

    2020-11-30

    This policy paper is the outcome of the conference “Climate change and the European water dimension – Enhancing resilience” and provides recommendations for the European Commission and EU Member States on how to increase water-related climate resilience and initiate the transformational change required to ensure resilience in the future.

  • Action plan for a climate resilient Germany adopted

    2020-11-30

    The German Federal Government has adopted the current progress report on the German Adaptation Strategy. In addition to taking stock of past activities, the Government has set priorities for future work. These include better fundamentals for financing climate adaptation. The Federal Environment Ministry will also fund social facilities with up to 150 million euros to address their specific challenges in climate adaptation.

  • Strengthening the climate change scenario framework

    2020-11-24

    Over the past decade, the climate change research community developed a scenario framework that combines alternative futures of climate and society to facilitate integrated research and consistent assessment to inform policy. An international team of researchers assessed how well this framework is working and what challenges it faces.

  • Nature is widely ad­ap­ted to current cli­mate – mak­ing it harder to ad­just to a new one

    2020-11-23

    To do the right thing at the right time, organisms need to glean cues from their environment. With ongoing climate change, the timing of these cues, like the accumulation of warm days, is rapidly shifting. Researchers have shown that the timing of species’ activity fail to keep up with their cues, and that how quickly activity shifts reflects past evolution.