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  • EEA report on Europe’s marine ecosystems ‘Marine Messages II’

    2020-06-25

    The report provides a harmonised overview of the current use of Europe's seas and the multiple pressures affecting them. It also explores solutions for the future of the European marine ecosystem.

  • Climate extremes will cause forest changes

    2020-06-25

    The past five years were among the warmest in Central Europe, of which 2018 was the most extreme one. Forests showed severe signs of drought stress, and mortality of trees will continue for several years, with spruce and beech trees as the most affected ones.

  • New film about adaptation in Sweden

    2020-06-23

    The film "Adapt to a future climate – examples from municipalities” offers an introduction to how society can be adapted to a changing climate and why it is important. Representatives from several Swedish municipalities present how they have dealt with some of their challenges. The film has been produced by Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation.

  • PLACARD project finished: more coherence between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

    2020-06-22

    Learning to deal with extremes: climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction communities can share experiences and knowledge for better collaboration and coherence. That is what the PLACARD platform did in the past years. Being confronted with the COVID-19 extreme, the project succeeded in adapting our final conference to an online version. The materials are accessible on the website and can further play a role in on-going dialogues.

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation in fisheries and aquaculture - online course

    2020-06-17

    In five online lessons, the FAO e-learning Academy provides an overview of adaptation and mitigation strategies that can be implemented in response to climate change impacts on the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

  • Participation processes on climate change adaptation: reflection and recommendations

    2020-06-15

    The study presents an analysis of 22 participation processes on adaptation to climate change in Germany and gives recommendations for improving such processes. The results indicate that the use of visioning methods seems suitable for motivating climate adaptation measures. In order to systematically improve participation procedures, participants surveys assessing their perceptions of the used participation method and its motivational effect should become the standard.

  • Europarc seminar-dialogue — Biodiversity, climate and protected areas towards 2030

    2020-06-15

    European Commission representatives and protected areas professionals debated the role of protected areas and Natura 2000 in the new EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and in EU climate policies.

  • Scientific opinion - Adaptation to health effects of climate change in Europe

    2020-06-15

    This scientific opinion, published in June 2020, examines which adaptation measures could strengthen the European health sector with respect to impacts from climate change. It focuses on vulnerable groups, regions and the urban environment, and the impact of vector-borne diseases, heat and heat waves.

  • EU Blue Economy Report 2020

    2020-06-11

    The European Commission presents an overview of the performance of the EU economic sectors related to oceans and the coastal environment. It includes a chapter on the impact of climate change on the ocean. With a turnover of €750 billion in 2018, the EU blue economy is in good health.

  • PESETA IV project report on climate change in Europe

    2020-06-05

    The fourth study of the Projection of Economic impact of climate change in Sectors of the European Union based on bottom-up Analysis (PESETA) aims to better understand the effects of climate change in Europe, for a number of climate change impacts and sectors, and how these effects could be avoided with mitigation and adaptation policies.