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. […]

International Day for Disaster Reduction: a snapshot of the CMCC research

Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. The CMCC Foundation is at the forefront – with its researchers and projects – to address this issue and provide concrete recommendations and solutions […]

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 […]

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 […]

European cities work to address social vulnerability in climate adaptation planning

Climate change impacts do not affect all citizens in the same way. They often cause worse impacts on certain vulnerable groups within cities. The state-of-play in policy and practice in a technical paper of the European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and Adaptation – ETC/CCA. Among the authors, CMCC researcher Margaretha Breil of ECIP Division […]