Measuring the success of adaptation actions is challenging, but showing the outcomes of adaptation is crucial for securing the attention and finance from funding bodies. What has the Committee on Climate Change learned over the last decade?
Lisbon’s climate change resilience strategy focuses on flood risk, prioritises investment on planning, implementing and building back better adaptation and mitigation strategies, and reducing impacts and likely damage in highly urbanised areas.
Lisbon is taking steps to increase Urban Green Infrastructure, not simply for recreational use, but to protect from climate change impacts as well as to meet climate targets. Lisbon Municipality’s Duarte d´Araújo Mata explains.
Roger Street reflects on the contributions of the ECCA conferences and the roles they have played in advancing climate change adaptation.
From the water budget, to the energy sector, and the construction industry, nearly all economic sectors and aspects of life are directly or indirectly affected by climate change and will be increasingly impacted in the future. Climate services can help decision-makers in the public and private sectors to be better prepared.
Find out more about how the Lisbon Metropolitan Area is working to implement the Portuguese Climate Change National Adaptation Strategy, promoting awareness and identifying adaptation measures.
Cities of today are faced with many problems – while they are smarter, they are still very vulnerable and fragile, particularly to the impacts of climate change. RESCCUE’s Pere Malgrat explains.
A planned climate-neutral housing development in Freiburg, Germany, has become the subject of a fierce city-wide debate. On 24 February 2019, the city’s 220,000 inhabitants will be asked to vote to decide whether the new Dietenbach district will go ahead. This looks set to be a defining moment for Germany’s poster-child of ecologically sustainable living.
Climate change cannot be considered a distant threat to future generations, but the most pressing and challenging issue for humanity today. UN-Habitat’s Esteban Leon describes the City Resilience Profiling Tool.
The BINGO family includes 20 Partners from six European countries and more than 70 participants – although the project closes in June 2019, the outputs and impact will live on. The BINGO family is very pleased to share the project results at ECCA 2019.
Cities are growing exponentially, while becoming smarter and more innovative. However, they are vulnerable to climate change impacts – the RESCCUE project aims to improve the capability of cities to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant multi-hazard threats with minimum damage.
As the first to be hosted in southern Europe, the 4th ECCA brings researchers, policymakers and practitioners together to discuss advances in climate change adaptation, find solutions and inspire collective action to increase Europe’s resilience.