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  • PLACARD policy brief on adapting to extremes: Key insights for bridging CCA and DRR in the European Green Deal

    2020-05-18

    This policy brief presents key insights from the EU PLACARD project for bridging Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), highlighting three areas for action to improve cooperation, and provide recommendations for the European Green Deal.

  • Launch of Open Public Consultation for the design of the new EU Adaptation Strategy

    2020-05-14

    The European Commission announced in the European Green Deal the adoption of a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change. The Directorate-General for Climate Action launched on 14 May 2020 an open public consultation for its work on the new Strategy. A broad range of stakeholders, including citizens, businesses, NGOs, academia, national, regional and local authorities, are invited to provide inputs until 20 August 2020.

  • JRC study: Coastal adaptation against sea level rise makes economic sense

    2020-05-05

    Coastal zones in Europe contain large human populations, significant socio-economic activities and assets, and fragile ecosystems. Coastal communities will face increasing risk of floods as climate change could cause extreme sea levels to rise with one meter or more by 2100. Coastal adaptation, however, could prevent 95% of the projected economic losses.

  • More forest fires in the Alps due to climate change

    2020-04-23

    Climate change can lead to an increased number of severe forest fires in the Alpine region, resulting in the destruction of alpine protection forests and recreational areas, a rapid increase of natural hazard risk, and enormous costs for fire suppression. Concrete recommendations for policy makers help them to implement an integrated forest fire management.

  • European State of the Climate 2019

    2020-04-23

    The European State of the Climate (ESOTC) 2019 comprises a summary with key findings, and chapters about the climate in Europe, ranging from long-term indicators to detailed reviews of climate anomalies last year. The ESOTC is 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 Commission.

  • Using stories to encourage action

    2020-04-21

    A strand of work from the EU PLACARD project focused on using stories and narratives in the context of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Through a series of workshops and discussions, the project developed material to explain the value of storytelling, and guidance on how to create motivating narratives for your own situation and audience.

  • New climate risk assessment tools launched by Oasis H2020_Insurance

    2020-04-18

    Models, tools and services developed in case studies of the EU project 'Oasis H2020_Insurance' are made available on the oasishub.co website. The project also resulted in the launch of films and webinars discussing new climate risk tools for flooding, wildfire, smallholder agriculture, typhoons and climate & health.

  • SOCLIMPACT project case study: Whale watching and climate change in European islands

    2020-04-17

    Focusing on the Blue Economy sector of coastal and maritime tourism, the aim of the EU funded project SOCLIMPACT case study is to access the potential impacts of climate change in the whale watching market of the Atlantic islands. Additionally, the study will review and evaluate practical adaptation measures to support local, national, and European decision-makers in responding and ensuring the long-term sustainability of this economic activity.

  • Climate change could cause sudden biodiversity losses worldwide

    2020-04-08

    A research study shows an estimation of when and where there could be severe ecological disruption in the coming decades due to global warming. The first waves could already be happening.

  • REGREEN accelerates transition towards green, healthy and equitable cities

    2020-04-02

    The 4-year Horizon 2020 project, REGREEN, was launched in September 2019. The project focuses on present and near-future challenges that cities are faced with, such as climate change impacts (flooding, heat islands), air pollution, and biodiversity decline, and how Nature-based Solutions can address these challenges in new ways.