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

    2019-04-17

    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

    2019-04-17

    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

    2019-04-09

    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

    2019-03-28

    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

    2019-03-15

    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

    2019-03-12

    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.

  • 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.