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  • Cooperation is key to improve climate change adaptation across Europe’s border regions

    10 Dec 2018

    Europe’s border regions and shared maritime areas are facing increased negative impacts due to climate change, but countries and regions responsible for these areas are already taking action at transnational scale to adapt to these impacts according to a European Environment Agency briefing.

  • Climate change adaptation of major infrastructure projects

    03 Dec 2018

    DG REGIO commissioned a stock-taking of available resources to assist the development of climate resilient infrastructure covering the transport, urban development, energy, water and waste sectors, following seven study criteria: data availability, guidance, methodologies, tools, design standards, system and legal framework, and institutional capacity. The study’s final report includes a general and a country-specific part with project examples for each Member State.

  • Katowice Climate Change Conference: 2-14 December 2018

    30 Nov 2018

    Follow on this conference website the activities, talks, statements and press releases during the COP24 / CMP14 / CMA1.3 meetings, held in Katowice, Poland.

  • WHO report published on public health and climate change adaptation policies in the EU

    29 Nov 2018

    The WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Commission have developed a project to analyse health policies to address adaptation to climate change in EU countries and to compile a selection of good practice case studies. This report includes the findings and a review of past trends and future projections of selected weather- and climate-related hazards, including their health impacts.

  • European Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050

    28 Nov 2018

    The EC adopted a strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy by 2050: 'A Clean Planet for all'. The strategy shows how Europe can lead the way to climate neutrality by investing into realistic technological solutions, empowering citizens, and aligning action in key areas such as industrial policy, finance, or research.

  • Publication released on 'Strengthening coherence between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction'

    28 Nov 2018

    This brief communication builds up the EEA report ”Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe: enhancing coherence of the knowledge base, policies and practices“, and reviews several ways for how coherence and resilience can be built through knowledge sharing, collaboration and investments.

  • EU project RESIN has developed tools and methods for urban adaptation

    27 Nov 2018

    The recently concluded RESIN project has developed three practical tools and methods, along with an overarching decision support framework, to aid cities in understanding climate risk, and in designing and implementing climate adaptation strategies for their local contexts.

  • Climate action improves air quality and helping us grow more food

    22 Nov 2018

    A new EU Joint Research Centre study finds that the air quality improvements stemming from currently pledged energy and climate policies can prevent more than 71,000 premature deaths annually by 2030 and significantly increase agricultural crop yields.

  • Re­sponses of wa­ter­birds to cli­mate change is linked to their pre­ferred win­ter­ing hab­it­ats

    20 Nov 2018

    A recent collaborative study between 21 European countries provides new insights into how waterbirds respond to the changes in winter weather conditions at large scale. The study shows that 25 waterbirds species respond to both year-to-year and long-term changes in winter weather conditions, which is evident by the changes in local abundances during winter.

  • Restoring floodplains would improve state of water, ecosystems and climate protection in Europe

    19 Nov 2018

    The European Environment Agency briefing ‘Why should we care about floodplains?’ analyses the potential benefits of restoring natural areas next to rivers that are covered by water during floods, including climate change adaptation. According to the analysis, these areas can deliver valuable cultural and ecosystem services, including a cost-effective alternative to structural flood protection.