09/10/2017

Source: the official EEA website

In wake of extreme weather events such as heatwaves, storm surges and floods, reducing risks and better adaptation will be crucial. How can Europe best meet this challenge?
On October 17, 2017, follow the launch of the new EEA report “Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe – enhancing coherence of the knowledge base, policies and practices”and policy debate on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

The report stresses that stronger working links are needed between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to improve prevention practices and response times to risks and dangers posed by heatwaves, forest fires or storm surges which are becoming increasingly frequent in wake of climate change. It is crucial that policy makers and experts active in climate change adaptation and disaster prevention fields, at European, national and local levels, work more closely together. In this context how can Europe respond to this growing challenge? Are the EU and its Member States prepared to handle the impacts effectively? Join the event for an in-depth discussion to debate the issue.

The event will be  held in Brussels and will be also live-streamed via the Committee of the Regions website (the link will be available as soon as possible).

Location: European Committee of the Regions, Bâtiment Jacques Delors, Rue Belliard 99-101, Room JDE 51
To attend it in person, please register here: https://goo.gl/7tDi5q