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  • First Baltic Sea Climate Change Fact Sheet shows latest scientific knowledge on climate change in the Baltic Sea

    09 Sep 2021

    To provide a better understanding of the effects of climate change in the Baltic Sea, Baltic Earth and HELCOM have recently published the first Baltic Sea Climate Change Fact Sheet. The publication compiles the latest available science in the region indicating that the water temperature and sea level will rise in the Baltic Sea, and sea ice cover will decrease.

  • Climate change and its impact on lung health: a focus on Europe

    07 Sep 2021

    The Economist Intelligence Unit has published a white paper on “Climate change and its impact on lung health: a focus on Europe”. This research summarises the direct and indirect evidence that links climate change to lung health and maps out policy priorities to prevent and curb the effects of climate change on lung health.

  • European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA 2021) - Rewatch the events

    01 Sep 2021

    The 5th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference ‘Bringing adaptation solutions to life’, was held online. The theme of the conference was inspiring climate adaptation action today for a resilient future. A series of nine webinars was organised from 25 May to 10 June, in the run-up to a high-level event on 22 June.

  • Official governmental reporting on national adaptation actions per country with more detailed information now online

    30 Aug 2021

    The Climate-ADAPT country profiles were previously updated in 2019. The information was based on reporting according to the EU ‘Monitoring Mechanism Regulation’. The current country profiles display information on national adaptation actions reported by EU member states under Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action. Now, comprehensive and detailed information on EU Member State’s national climate change adaptation planning and strategies, and implemented and planned actions to facilitate adaptation to climate change is available on the Climate-ADAPT.

  • Main results of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report presented: Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying

    09 Aug 2021

    The IPCC is currently producing its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which consists of contributions from the three IPCC Working Groups and a Synthesis Report. The Working Group I contribution was published, and the main results were presented in a press conference on 9 August 2021. This report will be a key contribution to the UNFCCC COP26, which is starting in less than three months.

  • Public consultation on WHO draft COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health

    03 Aug 2021

    The World Health Organization (WHO) launches public consultation on draft COP26 Special report on climate change and health, with the deadline for comments on the 25 August 2021. The COP26 Special Report: 'The Health Argument for Climate Action', aims to raise the health voice, health arguments and health urgency of tackling the climate crisis. It reflects the growing evidence and availability of solutions to maximize the health benefits of tackling climate change, while also offering a clear set of asks and proposed solutions from the global health community to climate change policy makers at COP26.

  • Draft of the National Water Strategy for Germany presented

    30 Jul 2021

    As part of the 3rd National Water Forum, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has recently presented the draft version of a national water strategy. In this cross-sector strategy, the aspects of future water management are presented on ten strategic topics, whereby the topic of climate adaptation repeatedly plays a significant role.

  • Adriadapt web platform: a resilience and adaptation information platform for Adriatic cities and towns

    30 Jul 2021

    The EU Interreg Project ADRIADAPT has come to an end. The Adriadapt multilingual web platform now acts as a support tool for each municipality in the Adriatic region offering solutions to address predicted impacts in this area, and as a guide for planning and implementing resilience and adaptation plans.

  • Funding opportunities for adaptation projects under the new LIFE programme

    29 Jul 2021

    The European Commission has published the call for LIFE project proposals 2021 - the first call under the LIFE multi-annual work programme 2021-2024. It may provide altogether about 50 million euro to help putting the new EU adaptation strategy into action. Organizations from EU Member States, listed EEA countries and so-called ‘participating countries’ (countries associated to the LIFE Programme) can apply for funding. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) will manage the new LIFE programme and hence also this call.

  • Peer-to-Peer learning on indicators and strategies for adaptation to climate change

    28 Jul 2021

    In the framework of the EU project ENERGee Watch, partners are developing Peer-to-Peer learning courses targeted to local authorities, and local and regional energy and climate agencies. One course is dedicated to adaptation to climate change: climate change adaptation and assessment, methods and data for diagnosis, indicators and strategies, and guides participants in building their own roadmap to ensure that adaptation to climate change is integrated into energy-climate action plans. The courses will be held online in 2021 and 2022.