Theme 1: Data, methods & approaches in CCA and DRR

27 May 2019

EU’s climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) harmonisation and collaboration

Europe is at risk – adapting to extremes

100 days to ECCA – planting trees to start the countdown…

16 February | Vale de Montanha, Lisbon

To begin the countdown to ECCA 2019, we planted 100 native trees in the Parque Urbano do Vale de Montanha – almond, elderberry and oak. Urban woodland plays a dual role as both an adaptation and mitigation strategy, so we’re contributing trees to one of Lisbon’s newest parks.

The ECCA 2019 Organising Committee was joined by José Sá Fernandes (Councillor for the Environment, Green Structure, Climate and Energy of the Lisbon City Council), Carlos Martins (Secretary of State for the Environment) and Diogo de Gusmão-Sørensen (European Commission representative for the Horizon 2020 projects) to celebrate the countdown to ECCA. Photos courtesy of Lisbon City Hall.

Parque Urbano do Vale de Montanha, Lisbon, 16 February 2019 – 100 trees to plant!Greenspace at the heart of an urban setting – adaptation and mitigation togetherDiogo de Gusmão-Sørensen, Portuguese Environment and Energy Transition State Secretary, Carlos Martins, and Councillor for Environment of Lisbon City Hall, José Sá Fernandes.ECCA conference chair Mário Pulquério and Diogo de Gusmão-Sørensen from the European Commission get plantingRafaela Matos from LNEC and project BINGO with a young assistantDiogo de Gusmão-Sørensen, José Sá Fernandes, Rafaela Matos, Carlos Martins, and Mário Pulquério at the formal ceremony.EC's Diogo de Gusmão-Sørensen with the ECCA 2019 plaque.

Save the date press release

Our first press release introduces the conference and themes, and is available to download in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Check here for more information as the programme evolves!

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Councillor for the Environment, Green Structure, Climate and Energy of the Lisbon City Council, José Sá Fernandes

Commentary from the Councillor about ECCA 2019 on the segment Revista de Imprensa of TVI24, on February 17 2019 at 11:00. Please note the video is in Portuguese.

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