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  • COACCH project: Innovative ways to assess climate change risks and costs

    2019-03-08

    The EU-funded COACCH project (CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs) aims to advance knowledge regarding climate change impacts and policy that can be used directly by stakeholder communities. The project is taking a specific approach to ensure producing knowledge which can be communicated, disseminated and applied in a timely manner.

  • Cities and municipalities invited to apply for the German Sustainability Award

    2019-02-26

    German cities and municipalities are invited to apply for the 12th German Sustainability Award, which is the national award for excellence in sustainability, rewarding the sustainability efforts and achievements of German cities and municipalities across three categories: small-sized cities, medium-sized cities and large-sized cities.

  • More action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from environmental hazards

    2019-02-04

    Targeted action is needed to better protect the poor, the elderly and children from environmental hazards, such as air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures. The European Environment Agency report ' Unequal exposure and unequal impacts: social vulnerability to air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures in Europe’ warns that the health of Europe’s most vulnerable citizens remains disproportionately affected by these hazards.

  • Since 2017 dozens of local climate action projects implemented in Turkish cities

    2019-01-25

    In Turkey 13 large-scale pilots targeting metropolitan municipalities and 25 small scale projects started in June 2017 to foster local climate action and awareness activities in 27 cities across the country. Most municipalities are working on climate action strategy plans; some are working on implementing pilot schemes such as solar power installations, and others are working on capacity building.

  • OPCC2 report released on climate change impacts and adaptation in the Pyrenees

    2019-01-15

    The average temperature in the Pyrenees has increased by 30% more than the world average in the last 50 years, and half of the glaciers have disappeared in the last 35 years. Facts provided by the report 'Climate change in the Pyrenees: impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation', representing a broad scientific consensus for the Pyrenean territory and which has been coordinated by the Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory (OPCC).

  • Climate Portal Flanders: compass for a climate-proof and resilient Flanders

    2019-01-11

    The Climate Portal Flanders offers policy makers, citizens and other stakeholders an image of climate change and its effects (heat stress, floods, drought) and impacts (people and buildings affected) in a user-friendly format.

  • French National Adaptation Plan for Climate Change for the period 2018-2022 launched

    2019-01-09

    The objective of the second French National Adaptation Plan for Climate Change (PNACC-2) for the period 2018-2022, launched in December 2018, is to better prepare the French society to climate change, involving the main sectors of the economy (agriculture, industry, tourism) and territories. Based on the recommendations of the assessment of PNACC 2011-2015, the development of PNACC-2 was based on a national consultation that mobilized over 300 representatives from civil society, experts and representatives of local authorities and ministries.

  • Turkey’s İklimIN project ready to start climate change training activities on local level across the country

    2019-01-08

    Following an extensive Training Needs Analysis in its first year, the İklimIN project (Increased Public Understanding and Enhanced Stakeholder Capacity on the Required Joint Efforts on Climate Action) is starting to implement training activities on climate change actions and adaptation in 20 Turkish cities to groups of stakeholders, aiming at creating more awareness and a better engagement of climate change in the policy-making process.

  • European wheat lacks climate resilience

    2019-01-02

    Researchers have found that current breeding programs and cultivar selection practices do not provide the needed resilience to climate change.

  • Mountain adaptation: Vulnerable peaks and people

    2018-12-21

    The Mountain Adaptation Synthesis Report published by UNEP and GRID-Arendal was launched at the International Mountain Day, as side event during the UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice in December 2018. The situations in mountain areas worldwide differ vastly, but they share a particularly high vulnerability and common adaptation focus.