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  • How cities can respond to heat waves and heavy rains; German creative projects show how it is done

    22 Jun 2018

    The winners of Blauer Kompass 2018 contest on handling the impacts of climate change in Germany are known: an innovative urban sewage system; an educational programme on climate change for trainees; a project to green a city neighbourhood, and a shade provider operated with photovoltaic modules.

  • BRIGAID Call for innovations on climate adaptation and disaster resilience

    22 Jun 2018

    The H2020 BRIGAID project's final call for innovations on climate adaptation and disaster resilience is open. Innovators are welcome to submit ideas on how to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate-driven disasters related to droughts, floods and extreme weather events before 15 August 2018.

  • Climate-related risks and opportunities, a synthesis for Switzerland

    12 Jun 2018

    This synthesis report identifies and prioritises climate-related risks and opportunities for Switzerland until 2060. The results from eight regional case studies conducted with the participation of experts from science, industry and administration have been merged into this synthesis.

  • Climate-ADAPT found to be a key tool for adaptation in Europe

    06 Jun 2018

    The number of users on this web platform increased fivefold since its launch in 2012, according to a report from the EEA. The assessment confirms the increasing value of the platform for users such as policy makers, city planners, and other experts who are looking to share and make use of information and best practices in their work to adapt on climate change.

  • Global temperature rise of 2°C doubles the population exposed to multiple climate risks compared to a 1.5°C rise

    16 May 2018

    Research identifying climate vulnerability hotspots has found that the number of people affected by multiple climate change risks could double if the global temperature rises by 2 degrees C, compared to a rise of 1.5 degrees C.

  • EEA report on adapting to climate change: European countries assess vulnerability and risks

    24 Apr 2018

    The report 'National climate change vulnerability and risk assessments in Europe 2018,' is the first review on how the 33 EEA member countries have conducted national climate change vulnerability and risk assessments as part of their adaptation plans.

  • LIFE launches 2018 call for action grants

    19 Apr 2018

    The EU’s LIFE programme has launched its 2018 call for proposals, supporting projects that protect the environment and tackle the impacts of climate change. The total budget for project action grants in this year's call is 397 million €. Of this, 80 million € is foreseen for the sub-programme for Climate Action.

  • European State of the Climate 2017

    10 Apr 2018

    The Copernicus Services on Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring have presented the European State of the Climate 2017, covering two main themes: the Climate in 2017 (annual and seasonal climate of last year in comparison with the 1981-2010 climate reference period) and the Headline Climate Indicators (long-term key indicators for global and regional climate change). The report was presented on 10 April 2018 at the European Parliament.

  • Young Academics Award of the Alpine Convention: Call for Applications

    10 Apr 2018

    The fourth edition of the Young Academics Award of the Alpine Convention focuses on a key aspect for climate change adaptation: Sustainable water management in the Alps. Outstanding Master theses on the topic will be rewarded. Applications are open until 31 October 2018.

  • The Climate Innovation Window: platform for innovators, investors and end-users

    06 Apr 2018

    BRIGAID´s Climate Innovation Window aims to be a reference portal for innovations on climate change adaptation; bridging the gap between innovators and end-users in resilience to floods, droughts and extreme weather.