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  • Survey on Climate Services and User Needs launched

    2018-09-18

    An online survey -open until 30 November 2018- on “Climate Services – User needs” has been launched, developed under the framework of the ERA4CS research project ECLISEA. Aim is to better understand the climate-information demand from a range of different stakeholders, countries and sectors, including the scientific community, the public decision-making, the private business, the civil society and individuals.

  • ECCA 2019: Call for abstracts

    2018-09-13

    The 4th European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA) will explore how people and businesses are preparing for the challenge of climate change. ECCA 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, will focus on six themes, from co-production of knowledge to tackling the global challenges of CCA & DRR. Deadline Abstract and Session submission: 10 October 2018.

  • Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century

    2018-08-16

    Due to an increase in extreme sea levels driven by global warming, coastal floods in Europe could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100, compared to around 102.000 today, according to two Joint Research Centre studies.

  • Spanish seminar on impacts and adaptation in relation to climate change within the insurance industry

    2018-07-17

    The main aim of this recent seminar -developed in the framework of the LIFE SHARA project- was to present an up-to-date picture of the relationship between extreme weather phenomena and climate change in Spain, to analyse the potential effects and adaptation strategies in the insurance industry.

  • New training workshop in Austria for climate change adaptation

    2018-07-10

    Climate change impacts are most visible at the local level and thus, requiring adaptation actions. For this purpose, 19 people were trained as climate adaptation counselors for Austrian municipalities. The Austrian Environment Agency acted as a moderator and guide and was responsible for the organization of the course.

  • Trees with grassy areas soften summer heat

    2018-07-04

    Trees cool their environment and "heat islands" in large cities benefit from it. However, the degree of cooling depends greatly on the tree species and the local conditions. In a German study two species of urban trees were compared.

  • Climate Adaptation Partnership Action Plan: public feedback launched

    2018-06-25

    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.

  • SHARA project is boosting climate change adaptation in Spain and Portugal

    2018-06-25

    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.

  • How cities can respond to heat waves and heavy rains; German creative projects show how it is done

    2018-06-22

    The winners of Blauer Kompass 2018 contest on handling the impacts of climate change in Germany are known: an innovative urban sewage system; an educational programme on climate change for trainees; a project to green a city neighbourhood, and a shade provider operated with photovoltaic modules.

  • BRIGAID Call for innovations on climate adaptation and disaster resilience

    2018-06-22

    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.