Integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction is now a priority in the European agenda. This effort is triggered from large economic, social and environmental losses of extreme weather and climate related events, including hydrological extremes: according in fact to recent data by the European Environment Agency, natural disasters caused by weather and climate-related extremes accounted for some 83% of the monetary losses in the EU Member States, accounting for a total of EUR 410 billion euros, in the period 1980-2016.
On the basis of the recent EEA report “Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe“, Sergio Castellari (EEA) presents selected case studies from various European countries in which effective coherence between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction has been achieved while highlighting how research can support evidence-based and robust decision-making and guide policies and practices, in the webinar titled “Adapting to climate change in Europe: linking knowledge, policies and practices”.
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Read the integral version of the EEA report “Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe”.