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  • EEA report 'Monitoring and evaluation of national adaptation policies along the adaptation policy cycle'

    01 Sep 2020

    This report provides an overview of country developments in terms of strategies and plans for climate change adaptation and their implementation. The report brings together lessons learned on adaptation monitoring, reporting and evaluation at national and European level. It also looks at future directions and opportunities for mutual learning on the evaluation of national and EU-level adaptation strategies and plans, and the implications of emerging reporting requirements from relevant EU policies to improve evaluations at EU level.

  • UNDRR/ISC publication ‘The hazard definition and classification review’

    15 Aug 2020

    This United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and International Science Council (ISC) technical report supports the Sendai Framework for DRR, the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by providing a common set of hazard definitions.

  • Climate change in Germany: monitoring report shows far-reaching consequences

    11 Aug 2020

    The second indicator-based monitoring report of the German Federal Government on the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change informs the public and decision-makers in all areas of social life about the observed consequences of climate change and about the progress on adaptation in all relevant sectors.

  • Summer in the city: green infrastructure to keep urban areas cool

    28 Jul 2020

    The last five years have been the hottest on record. Temperature records were broken in cities across Czechia, Spain, Germany, France, and Poland. Meanwhile, public health warnings were issued in Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland due to the intense warmth. The team at LIFE Tree Check project has come up with several solutions that can help cities across central Europe cope when the heat is on.

  • European Green Capital and Green Leaf awards

    27 Jul 2020

    The European Green Capital award (for a city of 100,000+ inhabitants; €600,000) and European Green Leaf Award (for a city of 20,000 to 99,999 inhabitants; €200,000) can be applied for to enhance the cities’ environmental sustainability and to contribute to achieving their sustainability vision.

  • A new interactive tool for climate action in the Alps

    17 Jul 2020

    The Alpine Climate Board has set up a website to establish an Alpine climate action community and to facilitate its involvement in the implementation of the Alpine Climate Target System 2050 towards climate neutral and climate resilient Alps. The website is built around 30 implementation pathways, i.e. sequences of concrete short- and mid-term measures towards the targets.

  • Round table on climate change adaptation in Croatia

    12 Jul 2020

    The Civil Protection Service of Šibenik organized a round table to promote climate change adaptation, to inform operational forces on possible impacts of climate change and to gather ideas on how to improve awareness on climate change adaptation. Representatives of policy makers, academia, fire brigades, police, healthcare, army, nature wardens and civil society attended the meeting.

  • AgriAdapt webtool for adaptation

    06 Jul 2020

    Within the AgriAdapt project, supported by the LIFE program of the European Commission, French, Spanish, German and Estonian partners developed an interactive tool to support climate-resilience in the agriculture sector. The tool integrates the experiences of 120 pilot farms working in livestock, arable and permanent crops in four different climatic areas.

  • EEA report on Europe’s marine ecosystems ‘Marine Messages II’

    25 Jun 2020

    The report provides a harmonised overview of the current use of Europe's seas and the multiple pressures affecting them. It also explores solutions for the future of the European marine ecosystem.

  • Climate extremes will cause forest changes

    25 Jun 2020

    The past five years were among the warmest in Central Europe, of which 2018 was the most extreme one. Forests showed severe signs of drought stress, and mortality of trees will continue for several years, with spruce and beech trees as the most affected ones.