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  • Establishment of Climate Action Regional Offices in Ireland

    01 Oct 2018

    The Irish Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has made 10 million Euro available over 5 years to establish four Climate Action Regional Offices (CAROs). The establishment of the offices is a key action under Ireland's National Adaptation Framework and National Mitigation Plan and will have an important role in coordinating climate action at local government level in Ireland.

  • New online platform on climate adaptation services in Germany

    01 Oct 2018

    The new German Climate Preparedness Portal (KLiVO Portal) collects data and information concerning climate change as well as services for a target-oriented adaption to the effects of climate change. Regardless of whether guidelines, tools or advice, all of the climate services aim to support different actors in Germany with their self provision in face of the effects of climate change.

  • Survey on Climate Services and User Needs launched

    18 Sep 2018

    An online survey -open until 30 November 2018- on “Climate Services – User needs” has been launched, developed under the framework of the ERA4CS research project ECLISEA. Aim is to better understand the climate-information demand from a range of different stakeholders, countries and sectors, including the scientific community, the public decision-making, the private business, the civil society and individuals.

  • ECCA 2019: Call for abstracts

    13 Sep 2018

    The 4th European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA) will explore how people and businesses are preparing for the challenge of climate change. ECCA 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, will focus on six themes, from co-production of knowledge to tackling the global challenges of CCA & DRR. Deadline Abstract and Session submission: 10 October 2018.

  • Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century

    16 Aug 2018

    Due to an increase in extreme sea levels driven by global warming, coastal floods in Europe could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100, compared to around 102.000 today, according to two Joint Research Centre studies.

  • Spanish seminar on impacts and adaptation in relation to climate change within the insurance industry

    17 Jul 2018

    The main aim of this recent seminar -developed in the framework of the LIFE SHARA project- was to present an up-to-date picture of the relationship between extreme weather phenomena and climate change in Spain, to analyse the potential effects and adaptation strategies in the insurance industry.

  • New training workshop in Austria for climate change adaptation

    10 Jul 2018

    Climate change impacts are most visible at the local level and thus, requiring adaptation actions. For this purpose, 19 people were trained as climate adaptation counselors for Austrian municipalities. The Austrian Environment Agency acted as a moderator and guide and was responsible for the organization of the course.

  • Trees with grassy areas soften summer heat

    04 Jul 2018

    Trees cool their environment and "heat islands" in large cities benefit from it. However, the degree of cooling depends greatly on the tree species and the local conditions. In a German study two species of urban trees were compared.

  • Climate Adaptation Partnership Action Plan: public feedback launched

    25 Jun 2018

    The public feedback of the Partnership on Climate Adaptation, with its objectives to anticipate on the adverse effects of climate change and take appropriate action to prevent damage to Urban Areas, under the EU Urban Agenda was launched on 22 June 2018. Anyone can contribute to the actions from the Draft Action Plan until 17 August 2018.

  • SHARA project is boosting climate change adaptation in Spain and Portugal

    25 Jun 2018

    The LIFE SHARA project actions involve strengthening the Spanish adaptation knowledge platform (AdapteCCa), capacity building, and awareness raising on climate change adaptation. Its final objective is to strengthen the governance of adaptation and increase the resilience against climate change in Spain and Portugal.