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  • Evaluation of the Spanish National Adaptation Plan

    2020-01-23

    The Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition has completed a comprehensive evaluation of the Spain National Adaptation Plan. The evaluation report makes 38 recommendations that will guide the preparation of the new National Adaptation Plan 2021-2030.

  • LIFE project ADAPTA BLUES is launched

    2020-01-23

    The 5-year project ADAPTA BLUES, funded by the LIFE Programme, focuses on the restoration of estuarine ecosystems as a Nature Based Solution to remediate the risks related to climate change in coastal areas. The aim is to demonstrate that the conservation and restoration of estuarine ecosystems is an efficient strategy to enhance adaptation to climate change in coastal areas of the European Atlantic coast.

  • Contest on projects dealing with impacts of climate change in Germany: Blauer Kompass

    2019-12-18

    The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is acknowledging local and regional projects which make a real contribution to coping with the effects of climate change in Germany. The UBA is looking for project dealing with impacts of climate change. The winning projects will be celebrated at a prize awards ceremony in Berlin on 26 June 2020.

  • The European Green Deal includes the development of a new, more ambitious EU strategy on adaptation to climate change

    2019-12-11

    The European Commission presents The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.

  • Investments in climate services for agriculture and food security outweigh costs

    2019-12-03

    Weather and climate services are vital for sustainable development and climate change adaptation. The benefits of investment greatly outweigh the cost, and yet the capacity to deliver and access these services is uneven and inadequate, according to an inaugural report on the State of Climate Services.

  • EEA’s report 'The European environment - state and outlook 2020' released

    2019-12-03

    EEA latest ‘State of the Environment’ report states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency. The report also says, there is reason for hope, amid increased public awareness of the need to shift to a sustainable future, technological innovations, growing community initiatives and stepped up EU action like the European Green Deal.

  • New book "Renaturing Cities" for urban planners

    2019-12-02

    The Province of Barcelona published a book to support public stakeholders involved in urban planning and management in the application of naturalisation strategies and measures on urban green spaces in their cities. Accessible in English, Spanish and Catalan.

  • Evaluation of the German Adaptation Strategy: Results and Methodology

    2019-12-02

    This report presents the concept for the evaluation and further development of the national German adaptation strategy (DAS), a description of the survey instruments that shall be used and a detailed description on how the concept was developed.

  • Climate change in Germany: New monitoring report illustrates far-reaching impact

    2019-11-26

    The second monitoring report by the Federal Government says the average air temperature in Germany rose by 1.5 degrees between 1881 and 2018, with a 0.3-degree increase over the last five years alone. The effects include more health risks caused by heat stress, a rise in the average surface temperature of the North Sea, and heavier fluctuations in agricultural yields.

  • EU invests €240 million for nature, environment and climate action

    2019-11-13

    More than 120 new projects will be funded under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, helping Europe shift to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. Approximately €240 million will go to projects in the fields of nature and biodiversity, environment and resource efficiency, and climate action, mobilising additional investments in these areas.