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The participatory process of the Pyrenean Climate Change Strategy gets launched The future Pyrenean climate change adaptation strategy will be the first of its kind, with a transboundary nature that address the climate challenges of the bioregion in a cross-cutting manner. During a participatory process, several trans-Pyrenean thematic workshops will be held to come to a complete document in early autumn 2021.
Pyrenean Observatory of Climate Change (OPCC), Friday 21 May 2021
Assessment maps on the potential of nature-based solutions to address climate change The NATURVATION project has produced 775 European Assessment Maps as well as a set of City-scale Assessment Maps on Malmö, Barcelona and Utrecht. The European maps show the potential of nature-based solutions to address climate change adaptation and mitigation across 775 European cities.
NATURVATION, Tuesday 18 May 2021
Climate policies, transition risk, and financial stability The way in which banks react to climate risks and uncertainty could impact financial stability as well as the world’s transition to a low-carbon economy. A new study by researchers from IIASA and the Vienna University of Economics and Business explored the role that banks’ expectations about climate-related risks will play in fostering or hindering an orderly low-carbon transition.
IIASA, Monday 17 May 2021
Few realistic scenarios left to limit global warming to 1.5°C Of the over 400 climate scenarios assessed in the 1.5°C report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), only around 50 scenarios avoid significantly overshooting 1.5°C. Of those only around 20 make realistic assumptions on mitigation options, for instance the rate and scale of carbon removal from the atmosphere or extent of tree planting, a new study shows. All 20 scenarios need to pull at least one mitigation lever at 'challenging' rather than 'reasonable' levels.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Friday 14 May 2021
European Commission aims for zero pollution in air, water and soil The European Commission sets out an integrated vision for 2050: a world where pollution is reduced to levels that are no longer harmful to human health and natural ecosystems, as well as the steps to get there.
European Commission, Wednesday 12 May 2021
Global warming could more than double costs caused by drought in Europe In the absence of action to limit and adapt to climate change, the impact of droughts on Europe’s economy could reach over €65 billion a year by 2100, according to a Joint Research Centre study published in Nature Climate Change.
European Commission, Monday 10 May 2021
Handbook on Nature Based Solutions The Handbook aims to provide decision-makers with a comprehensive NBS impact assessment framework, and a robust set of indicators and methodologies to assess impacts of nature-based solutions across 12 societal challenge areas, among which Climate Resilience and Natural and Climate Hazards.
European Commission, Wednesday 5 May 2021
Danish climate change adaptation and land-use tool for planning on local level A new screening tool for Denmark, called KAMP, compares selected national data, calculations and projections and it is aimed in particular at planning and environmental works in local government. The tool can be used to assess how many buildings and infrastructure could potentially be affected by flooding, and it can estimate the value of the buildings and constructions that risk damage.
Danish Climate Change Adaptation Portal, Monday 3 May 2021
A new Climate Action Plan for the Alps The Climate Action Plan 2.0 of the Alpine Convention, developed by the Alpine Climate Board (ACB) and approved by the XVI Alpine Conference, was released in April 2021. Paving the way for the short and mid-term implementation of the Alpine Climate Target System 2050 towards climate neutral and climate resilient Alps, the plan identifies implementation pathways with concrete priorities in ten sectors.
Alpine Convention, Friday 30 April 2021
Film: adapt to a changing climate – how and why? The Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation produced an animated film that explains the basics of climate change adaptation in Sweden. It can serve as inspiration and introduction for further discussions. The animated film is two minutes long, in Swedish but with English subtitle.
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Tuesday 20 April 2021
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