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  • European State of the Climate 2018


    The European State of the Climate 2018, compiled by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Union, gives a general description of the year as a whole; the heat records and extreme rain falls almost across Europe, and a view of the weather events in the European part of the Arctic region.

  • Policy brief on weather worries


    The EU project PLACARD has released its policy brief on how the European Union can manage the risks of climate extremes.

  • Turkey organised its first international conference on local climate action


    This international conference aimed to provide information on Turkey’s current situation regarding the climate change, recent international studies and developments following COP 24, climate change policies at local level.

  • How to become a climate chef and avoid disasters?


    The PLACARD interchange recipe book for making stories can help you to get people engaged and work towards a climate-proof and disaster resilient society.

  • Which impacts had the German Adaptation Strategy on cities and communities?


    A new study commissioned by the German Environment Agency (UBA) gives answers to questions that were raised in an online survey, workshop and expert interviews. The results give advice for the further development of the German Adaptation Strategy.

  • New hub for connecting adaptation and disaster risk reduction


    The PLACARD Connectivity Hub is a new "search and discovery" tool that helps planners, decision-makers, researchers, policymakers, students, and interested citizens to find knowledge and organisations working on climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) issues.

  • Simultaneous heatwaves caused by anthropogenic climate change


    Without the climate change caused by human activity, simultaneous heatwaves would not have hit such a large area as they did last summer. This is the conclusion of researchers based on observational and model data.

  • Cities under pressure in changing climate


    Experts highlight the challenge cities face to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase cities' resilience to extreme weather and also give people quality space to live in.

  • Report released on how countries are responding to rising seas


    There is an urgent need to ensure that coastal areas are adapting to the impacts of climate change. Risks in these areas are projected to increase because of rising sea levels and development pressures. This report reviews how OECD countries can use their national adaptation planning processes to respond to this challenge.

  • Climate risk: Need for more collaboration between research and finance


    How can investors protect their portfolios against physical impacts (e.g. changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, or drought) of climate change? A new report from the EU funded ClimINVEST project provides insight to what investors need to make better investment decisions in a changing climate.