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From the Adaptation Strategy to an Adaptation Plan: the case of Italy Following the adoption of the Italian National Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change (SNAC), on June 2015, the Italian Ministry for the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea is developing the Italian National Adaptation Plan (NAP). The NAP will provide adaptation actions and ways for implementation including priorities, opportunities and synergies, roles and responsibilities, funding possibilities, and mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the implementation success. The Italian NAP will be delivered by the end of 2016.
Italian Ministry for the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea (MATTM) / CMCC, Tuesday 28 June 2016
Biodiversity scenarios should focus on land use as well as climate change Biodiversity scenarios are a useful tool to help policymakers predict how flora and fauna will likely respond to future environmental conditions. Although changes to land use are a major driver of biodiversity loss, scenarios focus overwhelmingly on climate change, a new study shows.
"Science for Environment Policy": European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, Friday 24 June 2016
Warning from the past: Future global warming could be even warmer Future global warming will not only depend on the amount of emissions from man-made greenhouse gasses, but will also depend on the sensitivity of the climate system and response to feedback mechanisms. By reconstructing past global warming and the carbon cycle on Earth 56 million years ago, researchers have used computer modelling to calculate the potential perspective for future global warming, which could be even warmer than previously thought.
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Thursday 23 June 2016
The rising impact of finance on climate change control New policy-driven investments will be directed to support the transition towards a low-carbon global economy. As a consequence, carbon intense projects and investments are likely to face an increasing risk of stranding.
CMCC, Wednesday 22 June 2016
Call for expert nominations: Special IPCC Report on Climate change and the oceans and the cryosphere A call for expert nominations was issued to Governments, Observer Organizations and IPCC Bureau members on 22 April 2016. The Governments and Observer Organizations are requested to submit nominations via their focal points before Friday, 29 July 2016 (midnight CEST) using the online application.
IPCC, Tuesday 21 June 2016
EU greenhouse gas emissions at lowest level since 1990 European Union greenhouse gas emissions continued to decrease in 2014, with a 4.1% reduction in emissions to 24.4% below 1990 levels, according to the EU’s annual inventory published today by the European Environment Agency.
European Environment Agency, Tuesday 21 June 2016
Flood-risk communications should be specific and tailored and utilise social networks Effective flood-risk communications should include specific information on how householders can protect themselves and their property against flooding, a recent Dutch study concludes. The researchers’ evaluation of communication strategies also highlights an important role for social media in spreading messages about flood risk and protection.
"Science for Environment Policy": European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, Friday 17 June 2016
Water management: five policy conditions to help overcome the challenges of an uncertain future 'Adaptive co-management' could help water managers cope with future shocks and unpredictability brought by climate change, according to a recent study. They identify five conditions for policies that would create an enabling environment for this management approach, which include the need to account for water’s ecological functions, and for stakeholders to learn from each other.
"Science for Environment Policy": European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, Friday 10 June 2016
Towards Adaptive Circular Cities Concepts for a sustainable urban environment How can cities simultaneously contribute to climate change, mitigation, climate change adaptation and resource efficiency? Dutch institutes combined forces to take up this challenge in the 2015 project Adaptive Circular Cities, with its results now available.
Wageningen UR, Monday 6 June 2016
How policies could help winegrowers adapt to climate change This study assessed local vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies in two wine-producing areas in France. The findings may help growers to develop suitable methods of adapting to long-term climate change.
"Science for Environment Policy": European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, Friday 3 June 2016
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