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  • Research provides new knowledge for local climate adaptation measures

    11 Jan 2021

    A changed climate with more extreme weather involves an increased risk of natural hazards if society is not prepared for the new conditions. The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and the Stockholm Environment Institute have examined how climate hazard research can be designed to meet users’ needs.

  • Swedish networks reinforce the municipalities’ work on climate adaptation

    08 Jan 2021

    Those who work with climate adaptation in a municipality often work alone. This makes it important to identify forms of collaboration. Municipalities that work together in order to form a climate adaptation network can learn from each other and support each other in their work. One such network has already been established in the Gothenburg region in Sweden.

  • Impacts of global climate change on the economy and society in Germany

    08 Jan 2021

    The German research project 'Impact CHAIN' examined the potential impacts of global climate change on the German economy through foreign trade flows. Adaptation strategies and measures were developed that would be suitable to be deployed against the most significant global effects.

  • New project on the spreading of disease in conjunction with climate change

    07 Jan 2021

    Researchers are currently studying the consequences of climate change for the spreading of different types of diseases in Europe. The main areas of focus are the spreading of disease by the tiger mosquito, borrelia carried by ticks, and the seasonal patterns of COVID-19.

  • Storage of snow ensures skiing during warmer winters

    07 Jan 2021

    With rising temperatures, the number of days with snow is gradually decreasing in parts of Sweden. Ski resorts have therefore begun to store snow in order to ensure that they will be able to open at the beginning of the skiing season.

  • Winners of Blauer Kompass contest on climate adaptation in Germany

    23 Dec 2020

    A resilient climate change forest, urban green as a cool oasis in the middle of a hot city, climate-friendly building materials made from natural resources, and a coaching programme to assist municipalities in adapting to climate change; these initiatives are the winners of the 2020 year’s Blauer Kompass award held in Germany.

  • ADAPT: Nature-based solutions for resilient societies in the Western Balkans

    22 Dec 2020

    The ADAPT project is a three-year initiative, started in 2019, to increase ecosystem and community resilience to climate change and disaster risks by applying Nature-based solutions in the Western Balkan countries. It provides opportunities to analyze national ecosystem management and biodiversity policy from a climate change perspective, and adaptation indicators.

  • Resolute environmental protection will save society many billions of euros

    21 Dec 2020

    The German Environment Agency provides new cost rates for environmental damage, showing that systematic protection of the environment and climate saves us and future generations many billions of euros through reduced damage to the environment and health.

  • LIFE project on adaptation in agriculture in Italy launched

    16 Dec 2020

    ADA (ADaptation in Agriculture) is an Italian LIFE Project funded by the EU Commission, aiming at increasing the resilience of the agricultural sector by providing producers and farmers with knowledge and tools to adapt to climate change. Main targets area's are dairy products (Parmigiano Reggiano), wine, fruit and vegetables in Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Tuscany and Lazio regions.

  • Dashboard on insurance protection gap for natural catastrophes

    09 Dec 2020

    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has launched its first pilot dashboard, which depicts the insurance protection gap for natural catastrophes. The aim is to represent the drivers of a climate-related insurance protection gap in order to identify measures that will help in decreasing society’s losses in the event of natural catastrophes. EIOPA is also inviting stakeholders to provide their views by 31 March 2021 by filling in a survey.