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  • Report calls for global action for better resilience to droughts

    17 Jun 2021

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) released a new report that calls for better coordination to manage the risk of severe droughts, as climate change brings increasing global temperatures and disrupts rainfall patterns.

  • Cities play pivotal roles in shifting to green, sustainable future

    14 Jun 2021

    European cities have the potential to lead the way towards a green, sustainable future, according to two assessments on urban environmental change, published in an European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing. These include tackling the health impacts of the pandemic, dealing with the climate and ecological emergency, and addressing social and economic inequalities.

  • Closing the climate protection gap – Commission Staff Working Document

    10 Jun 2021

    The European Commission Staff Working Document 'Closing the Climate Protection Gap - Scoping policy and data gaps' is part of the knowledge base underpinning the 2021 EU Climate Adaptation Strategy, and some of the measures to close the climate protection gap that will be undertaken in the context of the upcoming Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy. It may be relevant for other policy- and decision-makers on adaptation issues at national, regional and local level.

  • New Horizon 2020 project advances our understanding of polar processes in the global climate system

    10 Jun 2021

    The Climate Relevant Interactions and Feedbacks project (CRiceS), will contribute to a more precise understanding of the ocean-ice-snow-atmosphere system to deliver improved models that describe polar and global climate. The CRiceS project brings together 21 international research teams, from Europe, Canada, South Africa, India and Russia, at the forefront of polar and global climate research.

  • Workshop report on tackling biodiversity and the climate crises together

    10 Jun 2021

    The IPBES-IPCC co-sponsored workshop report is the product of a four-day virtual workshop, held in December 2020, between experts to examine the synergies and trade-offs between biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

  • European Council endorses new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change

    10 Jun 2021

    The Council of the European Union approved conclusions endorsing a new strategy that outlines a long-term vision for the EU to become a climate-resilient society that is fully adapted to the unavoidable impacts of climate change by 2050. The Council supports the strategy’s focus on better gathering and sharing data to improve access to and exchange of knowledge on climate impacts and adaptation, including by enhancing the Climate-ADAPT platform.

  • Fifty cities commit to going above and beyond for the environment

    07 Jun 2021

    The European Commission’s Green City Accord has hit a milestone number of cities willing to adopt even more ambitious environmental protection targets. Alba Iulia (Romania), Košice (Slovakia) and Grenoble (France), the European Green Capital 2022, all made their commitment official. These cities join other signatories in setting ambitious targets to tackle pollution, protect nature and biodiversity, and to support the circular economy and local climate adaptation actions.

  • European Union Green Week 2021 achieves wide-scale mobilization for healthier people and planet

    04 Jun 2021

    This year’s edition of the European Union (EU) Green Week, Europe’s biggest annual environmental event, has closed with record involvement from citizens and stakeholders around the EU. Dedicated to the EU ambition of a zero pollution, the event zoomed in on efforts to tackle pollution of air, soil and water, creating a world where pollution is no longer harmful for people’s health and ecosystems.

  • On the road to increased environment and climate capacity in the Turkish health sector

    25 May 2021

    Members of the Turkish Health Collaboration on Climate Change and Environment Project have established the working group Climate Change & Health. With a webinar on heatwaves and health, one of the key climate themes to Turkish health participants was presented. Further webinars and materials will be launched in the next months, including an interdisciplinary briefing.

  • The participatory process of the Pyrenean climate change strategy gets launched

    21 May 2021

    The future Pyrenean Climate Change Adaptation Strategy will be the first of its kind in Europe, with a transboundary nature that addresses the climate challenges of the bioregion in a cross-cutting manner. During a participatory process, several trans-Pyrenean thematic workshops will be held to come up to a complete document in early autumn 2021.