Unequal exposure and unequal impacts: social vulnerability to environmental health hazards in Europe

Targeted action is needed to better protect the poor, the elderly and children from environmental hazards like air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures, especially in Europe’s eastern and southern regions. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report recently published warns that the health of Europe’s most vulnerable citizens remains disproportionately affected by these hazards, despite overall improvements in Europe’s environmental quality. Among the authors of the report, CMCC researcher Margaretha Breil in the framework of the ETC/CCA activities […]

Cooperation is key to improve climate change adaptation in sensitive European border regions, maritime areas

Europe’s border regions and maritime areas like its Arctic and Mediterranean regions are facing more negative impacts due to climate change, but countries responsible for these transnational areas are already taking action to adapt to changes like heat waves, or heavy rainfalls, according to an ETC/CCA Technical Paper […]

EU strategy on adaptation moves forward

Through the work carried out in the framework of the ETC/CCA, the CMCC Foundation contributes to the collection, assessment and sharing of the knowledge base in support to the development of the EU policy process in the area of climate change adaptation. […]

Climate-ADAPT found to be a key tool for adaptation to climate change in Europe

The number of users of the joint European Environment Agency (EEA) – European Commission Climate-ADAPT online knowledge hub has increased fivefold since its launch in 2012, according to an EEA report recently published. The assessment confirms the increasing value of the web platform for users such as policy makers, city planners, and other experts who are looking to share and make use of information and best practices in adapting to climate change […]

What is the trend in economic losses from climate-related extremes?

The economic cost of weather and climate extremes. Natural hazards, past trends and projections. Take a look to the Eurostat section dedicated to climate change, including analyses and statistics realized by CMCC researchers for EEA in the framework of the ETC/CCA activities […]

5th Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities 2018

An event where cities discuss urban resilience: more than 150 practitioners coming from local, national and EU authorities as well as from consultancies and research organisations, government representatives and climate change adaptation experts, addressing the most pressing issues facing climate change adaptation in Europe today […]

Adapting to climate change in Europe: linking knowledge, policies and practices

The economic losses from weather and climate natural hazards will increase in the next decades. Researcher Sergio Castellari (EEA) presents case studies and good practices highlighting benefits from linking climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe […]

Preparing Europe for climate change: coordination is key to reduce risks posed by extreme weather

Increasing coherence in actions and using innovative methods can improve the handling of weather- and climate-related hazards, according to a report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) published today […]

Debate: is Europe ready for climate related disasters?

Reducing risk and better adaptation strategies will be crucial to face extreme weather events such as heatwaves, storm surges and floods. On October 17, 2017, in Brussels, EEA report launch and policy debate. Join it via streaming! […]

Climate-ADAPT user and information provider survey launched

Participate and help to evaluate and further improve Climate-ADAPT in terms of use and the submission of information. Please complete the online survey until 21 April 2017 […]

How to find money to improve our cities (and protect them from climate change)

How much does climate change cost to our cities? It depends, but there are innovative opportunities and mechanisms to find adequate financial resources and invest them efficiently. All the details and key messages in the new report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) […]

Adapting European Societies to Climate Change

You need to evaluate the impacts, to monitor, and to develop an action plan. Hans Bruyninckx (EEA) on measures to adapt the society to climate impacts. Watch the video. […]

ETC/CCA: mainstreaming of climate change adaptation in EU policies and plans

The Consortium led by CMCC entered a new five-year phase having as main objectives the implementation of the 2013 EU Strategy on Climate Change Adaptation and the maintenance of Climate-ADAPT
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Climate change evident across Europe, confirming urgent need for adaptation

Climate change is affecting all regions in Europe, causing a wide range of impacts on society and the environment. Further impacts are expected in the future, potentially causing high damage costs. The latest report by the European Environment Agency today […]