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CLIMATEFIT – Resilient CLIMATE Financing and Investment Taskforces

Urgent accelerated action is required to adapt to unavoidable and ongoing climate change. Climate-resilient investments must be substantially scaled up. Public budgets will not be able to address the adaptation financing challenge alone, financing from the private sector will also be necessary. CLIMATEFIT contributes to bridging the resilience financing gap by providing critical insight and building the capacities of Public Authorities (PAs) to attract and orchestrate various public and private funding & financing sources, and of Financing and Investment Entities (FIEs) to discover and access resilient investment opportunities.

Climateurope2 – Supporting and standardizing climate services in Europe and beyond

Climateurope2 aims to develop future equitable and quality-assured climate services to all sectors of society by: a) developing standardisation procedures for climate services; b) Supporting an equitable European climate services community; and c) Enhancing the uptake of quality-assured climate services to support adaptation and mitigation to climate change and variability. The project will identify the support and standardisation needs of climate services, including criteria for certification and labelling, as well as the user-driven criteria needed to support climate action. This information will be used to propose a taxonomy of climate services, suggest community-based good practices and guidelines, and propose standards where possible. A large variety of activities to support the communities involved in European climate services will also be organised.

CONCEPTU MARIS – CONservation of CEtaceans and Pelagic sea TUrtles in Med: Managing Actions for their Recovery In Sustainability

The Mediterranean Sea is undergoing severe changes driven by increasing anthropogenic pressures. CEtaceans and Pelagic sea TUrtles (CEPTU hereafter) are among the most important charismatic species in the Mediterranean Sea, and crucial bioindicators of marine health conditions. However, there is a data deficiency for most taxa, which is mainly due to the fact that CEPTU species spend the majority of their life in remote offshore areas that are the most difficult to monitor because of their extent. With their offshore movements, they are exposed to multiple anthropogenic stressors, such as maritime traffic causing pollution, underwater noise, disturbance and marine litter exposing the species to a higher risk of entanglement, ingestion or toxicological effects. Entanglement in fishing-related gears also contributes to increased risks linked to the pressure of fishing in pelagic areas.

EUCRA – The European Climate Risk Assessment

This contract will aim at carrying out the European Climate Risk Assessment (EUCRA). EUCRA will address the climate risks in Europe and will establish a European baseline of climate risks on which countries can build on their national assessments. 

FERS – Future Earth Research School

The Future Earth Research School aims at providing high-level scientific courses that help researchers understand and anticipate future global environmental challenges in the more general context of sustainability and climate change.

GreenHeritage: The impact of Climate Change on the Intangible Cultural Heritage

GreenHeritage aims at developing a holistic, innovative and inclusive approach toward direct and indirect climate change (CC) impact on intangible cultural heritage (ICH), a topic which has received little or no attention at all. GreenHeritage is a large-scale project that fosters innovation through practice, by researching and adopting a new methodology that touches on different sectors, and policy, by disseminating research findings and impacting policies at national and European levels. The project will be implemented in 5 European countries (Belgium, Greece, Italy, Latvia and Spain).

NEVERMORE: New Enabling Visions and tools for End-useRs and stakeholders thanks to a common MOdeling appRoach towards a climatE neutral and resilient society

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on Climate Change 2021 is a “code red for humanity” according to the UN Secretary-General. It is thus essential to work on a climate resilient society. This entails both climate neutrality and mitigation of those impacts of climate change that are making themselves felt already. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance of improved translations of scientific insights into policy and social practice.

RethinkAction – CRoss-sEcToral planning enHanced by a decisIoN-maKing platform to foster climate Action

RethinkAction focuses on supporting the objectives of the EU Green Deal translating its action plan in relevant and practical actions and solutions related to land use, as opportunities able not only to support climate neutrality and adaptation, sustainable use of the land resources, and biodiversity restoration, but also actions for social improvement, fostering equality and just transition for all designing the road map to green recovery after COVID.

SD-WISHEES | Supporting and Developing WIdening Strategies to tackle Hydroclimatic Extreme Events: impacts and Sustainable solutions for cultural heritage

SD-WISHEES actively promotes and supports the collaboration between JPI Climate, Water JPI and national research and innovation funding members to address together the protection of cultural heritage in Europe and beyond. With this purpose, both JPIs will support the implementation of multi-annual joint activities with partners from associated and widening countries and international parties to better understand hydroclimatic extreme events and identify the best available coping solutions.

Specialist support service for the development of the climate change adaptation plan for the Cinque Terre National Park Authority within the framework of the LIFE Project “Stonewalls 4 life”

This service contract will enable Cinque Terre National Park to adopt an adaptation plan for climate change, in collaboration with Legambiente and DISTAV Department from University of Genova. Furthermore, it will lead to the elaboration of specific guidelines for the development of a climate change adaptation plan for national parks and protected natural areas to support other Italian or European structures that intend to develop their own plan.

TRANSFORMAR – Accelerating and upscaling transformational adaptation in Europe: demonstration of water-related innovation packages

TransformAr aims to develop and demonstrate solutions and pathways to achieve rapid and far-reaching transformational adaptation across the EU. Cross-sectoral and multi-scale innovation packages, as the combination of solutions and pathways, will support regions and communities in their societal transformation towards climate change resilience. Transformational adaptation (TA) will be triggered by a co-innovation process that will co-create transformational adaptation pathways for six demonstrator regions and communities in Europe.

VALORADA – Validated Local Risk Actionable Data for Adaptation

The EU aims to transforming 150 European regions into sustainable and climate resilient regions by 2030. VALORADA contributes to addressing this challenge by co-developing tested FAIR customizable data-manipulation tools to access available climate datasets and to enable the sharing, community validation and use of locally socioeconomic, demographic and Earth-Observation data. In a rigorous transdisciplinary approach, the respective risks of climate change are analyzed in five demonstrators in Europe with the local actors. Data required for the analysis are compiled from the various already existing repositories (e.g., Climate Data Store) and locally sourced non-climate data catalogues processed by local communities and regions, prototype analysis tools developed in an iterative process, tested by the actors and subsequently improved.

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