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  • Financing Climate Adaptation: Sustainable investments in adaptation are harmonised in a European Union taxonomy

    09 Dec 2021

    Sustainable investments in adaptation are harmonised in a European Union taxonomy that needs to cover more economic activities over time and is globally applicable. Via investments that are labelled sustainable, the financial sector can promote and support adaptation measures to reduce physical climate risks. Residual risks can be transferred via insurance mechanisms.

  • Glasgow Climate Pact: COP26 agreement reached, including scaling up adaptation

    18 Nov 2021

    At the COP26, held in Glasgow, climate adaptation was the object of particular emphasis. The Glasgow Climate Pact emphasizes the need to scale up adaptation action to enhance adaptive capacity, strengthen resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate change in line with the best available science and urges Parties to further integrate adaptation into local, national and regional planning

  • European Environment Agency report released: 'Climate hazards are increasing in frequency and severity across Europe'

    17 Nov 2021

    As extreme weather events and other climate hazards are increasing in frequency and severity across Europe, solid information is needed for assessing climate risks and planning for adaptation. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) new interactive report gives an overview of past and projected changes in Europe’s most important climate hazards and how they impact European regions. It is especially valuable for policymakers and experts concerned with climate risk assessment and adaptation planning. The report relies strongly on the European Climate Data Explorer (published on Climate-ADAPT), which was developed jointly with the Copernicus Climate Change Service.

  • The European Investment Bank and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts agree to leverage Copernicus for smart climate adaptation

    09 Nov 2021

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding setting out a framework for cooperation on the enhanced use of Copernicus Earth observation data. As part of the Climate Bank Roadmap 2021-2025, the EIB committed to substantially increase climate adaptation efforts and ensure that all the operations it supports, are adapted to current weather variability and future climate change impacts. The new cooperation agreement with ECMWF will support it in achieving these objectives.

  • The LIFE SHARA project finishes: Fostering awareness and governance for adaptation to climate change

    04 Nov 2021

    The EU funded LIFE SHARA project (Sharing awareness and governance of adaptation to climate change), has strengthened the network of collaboration between Spain and Portugal in climate change adaptation. In addition, the generation and transfer of knowledge has been boosted through the creation of a technical platform for adaptation to climate change “AdapteCCA”.

  • Greece’ s climate projections online available

    04 Nov 2021

    The EU funded LIFE-IP AdaptInGR project has produced new climate projections for Greece to further boost mainstreaming of adaptation across policies and projects. High resolution GIS maps for 22 climate indices have been produced for three greenhouse gas emissions scenarios and for two future periods (2031-2060, 2071-2100). The maps are accessible through the GIS Mapsportal of the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy.

  • The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) contributes to the international approach to Climate change and Health

    04 Nov 2021

    The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) magazine special edition on climate change and health showcases the knowledge and advice that is contributing to solutions for health-related climate impacts at local, regional, national and international levels. Featured topics in this edition include: international approach to health effects of climate change; five questions about climate change and infectious disease; greener streets in Dutch cities; public focus on wind turbines and health.

  • EU Climate Pact Newsletter with more customised content

    02 Nov 2021

    The EU Climate Pact mobilises citizens to engage in implementing EU Climate objectives including on adaptation. With its new issue, EU Climate Pact Newsletter offers directly dedicated sections on ambassadors, pledges, and to better support people and organisations, by featuring as many concrete actions and projects as possible.

  • Climate Impact and Risk Assessment 2021 for Germany

    02 Nov 2021

    The German "Climate Impact and Risk Assessment for Germany" (KWRA) was undertaken by 25 federal authorities under the lead of the Federal Environment Agency and on behalf of the Federal German Government. 102 Climate impacts and 13 fields of action were investigated and assessed. This summary report presents the contents of the six sub-reports for all fields of action, next to the main contents of the integrated assessment; an overall consideration of climate risks without and with adaptation; the spatial patterns and the urgent needs for action, as well as the need for further research.

  • Outcomes of panel discussion on climate change

    01 Nov 2021

    On 21 of September 2021 the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE) organized a high-level panel discussion on “Climate Change: the rapidly increasing challenge for the Mediterranean” providing an opportunity for actors to voice clear messages on how the Mediterranean countries are prepared to better address the looming challenge.