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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Climate-related risks and opportunities, a synthesis for Switzerland

    2018-06-12

    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

    2018-06-06

    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.

  • Global temperature rise of 2°C doubles the population exposed to multiple climate risks compared to a 1.5°C rise

    2018-05-16

    Research identifying climate vulnerability hotspots has found that the number of people affected by multiple climate change risks could double if the global temperature rises by 2 degrees C, compared to a rise of 1.5 degrees C.

  • EEA report on adapting to climate change: European countries assess vulnerability and risks

    2018-04-24

    The report 'National climate change vulnerability and risk assessments in Europe 2018,' is the first review on how the 33 EEA member countries have conducted national climate change vulnerability and risk assessments as part of their adaptation plans.