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

    15 Jun 2020

    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

    11 Jun 2020

    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

    05 Jun 2020

    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.

  • Making sense of climate scenarios: new toolkit available for decision makers

    03 Jun 2020

    To make climate scenarios work for decision makers, an international team of researchers has developed a comprehensive interactive online platform. The SENSES platform is the first of its kind to provide the tools to use scenarios, ranging from climate impacts to mitigation and energy options to a broader public beyond science.

  • Climateurope Festival 2020 will be held virtually

    02 Jun 2020

    The third Climateurope festival, 'Climate Information at Your Service', is reorganized towards a series of web-festivals, named 'webstivals'. Each webstival will be a virtual meeting lasting 3-4 hours on a single day, with multiple webstival events planned over the course of summer and autumn 2020. The boosted dialogue between science and society will support Climate Services on European and national levels.

  • Climate change could cause abrupt British vegetation changes

    29 May 2020

    Up to now, climate-driven abrupt shifts in vegetation have been rare in Great Britain. However, the University of Exeter found that even gradual climate change could lead to sudden changes in the amount of vegetation in some parts of Great Britain. Since they found early warning signals as well, there is potential to predict abrupt vegetative shifts. But for now, the model merely illustrates that it could happen.

  • Course: How to facilitate effective meetings on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

    19 May 2020

    'Participate!' is a free interactive online training module to support the design of effective science, policy and practice events. The course focuses on participatory meetings such as workshops, conferences and training courses for the climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction communities.

  • PLACARD policy brief on adapting to extremes: Key insights for bridging CCA and DRR in the European Green Deal

    18 May 2020

    This policy brief presents key insights from the EU PLACARD project for bridging Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), highlighting three areas for action to improve cooperation, and provide recommendations for the European Green Deal.

  • Strong Temperature Increase in the Pyrenees

    15 May 2020

    The climate of the Pyrenees has undergone significant change over the last hundred years, with a progressive rise in temperature, variations in the precipitation regime and an increase in the frequency of extreme events, which are reflected in the sharp retreat of ice masses and glaciers, modifications in snow cover and changes in ecosystems.

  • Climate Change and Safety of Installations: Contributions to the UN / OECD Natural Hazard Triggered Technological Accidents Project

    15 May 2020

    This report summarizes the work results of the activities undertaken to support the UN/OECD Natech (Natural Hazard Triggered Technical Accidents) II project. It includes description of the record of good practice examples in Natech risk management as well as recommendations generated at the UN/OECD Natech II workshop.