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  • Danish climate change adaptation and land-use tool for planning on local level

    03 May 2021

    A new screening tool for Denmark, called KAMP, compares selected national data, calculations and projections and it is aimed in particular at planning and environmental works in local government. The tool can be used to assess how many buildings and infrastructure could potentially be affected by flooding, and it can estimate the value of the buildings and constructions that risk damage.

  • A new Climate Action Plan for the Alps

    30 Apr 2021

    The Climate Action Plan 2.0 of the Alpine Convention, developed by the Alpine Climate Board (ACB) and approved by the XVI Alpine Conference, was released in April 2021. Paving the way for the short and mid-term implementation of the Alpine Climate Target System 2050 towards climate neutral and climate resilient Alps, the plan identifies implementation pathways with concrete priorities in ten sectors.

  • Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment provides information on climate change and health

    28 Apr 2021

    The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) provides information about the health effects of a changing climate, measures to combat climate change and measures to limit the effects of climate change. Moreover RIVM outlines policy options and makes data and instruments available to help governments with integrated assessments regarding climate, health and environmental policies.

  • German adaptation project on heat stress in cities extended

    21 Apr 2021

    The “HeatResilientCity” project, investigating since 2017 on how urban districts and buildings can be better adapted to heat, has been extended by two years by the German Federal Environment Ministry. In the second phase of the project, the plan is to familiarize practitioners with the subject of heat adaptation in urban districts, to form new networks and to jointly develop suitable tools and decision-making aids for urban and open space planning.

  • Film: adapt to a changing climate – how and why?

    20 Apr 2021

    The Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation produced an animated film that explains the basics of climate change adaptation in Sweden. It can serve as inspiration and introduction for further discussions. The animated film is two minutes long, in Swedish but with English subtitle.

  • German magazine sheds light on heat action plans

    19 Apr 2021

    Three articles in the April 2021 issue of the magazine "UMID: Umwelt und Mensch – Informationsdienst" deal with heat action plans (HAPs). In their articles, the authors discuss the effectiveness of heat action plans in Europe, shed light on the state of health care in Germany and give recommendations for the development of HAPs: action needed in terms of heat prevention.

  • Nature-based solutions should play an increased role in tackling climate change

    15 Apr 2021

    Working with nature and enhancing the role of ecosystems can societies help to adapt on climate change, reduce its impacts, and increase climate change resilience. Such an approach can deliver multiple benefits, including lowering pressures on biodiversity, improving human health and well-being, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building a sustainable economy, according to a new European Environment Agency report.

  • New version of the Swedish Portal for Climate Change Adaptation

    14 Apr 2021

    A new version of the Swedish Climate Change Adaptation Portal has been launched with a new design and more content. The portal shows how the Swedish society is affected by the changing climate, and how adaptation work is being carried out. Almost 30 agencies contribute to the portal content.

  • OECD report on adapting to a changing climate in the management of coastal zones

    14 Apr 2021

    This policy paper by OECD provides a comprehensive assessment of the recent and projected socio-economic development of coastal areas. It reviews the environmental pressures exerted by human activities on coastal areas, as well as the impacts of climate change that exacerbate existing challenges. The paper calls for a coordinated and well adapted policy response to address these challenges.

  • Call for applications for Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards

    24 Mar 2021

    The third edition of this competition was launched in the frame of the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement. It is aimed at public stakeholders, members of the private sector and NGOs which are taking action and developing solutions to adapt the Mediterranean regions to the changing climate. Applications closing date: 15 April 2021.