A session at this year’s ECCA provoked Markus Leitner to consider how we can improve responses to the increase in forest fires across Europe.
Among the messages from discussions during the ECCA 2019 conference, a number of research gaps have emerged which are of critical importance for future research planning in Europe and internationally.
Representatives from PLACARD have been very actively engaged in a range of activities during May and June: at the European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA 2019) in Lisbon, the European Urban Resilience Forum (EURF) and ICLEI 2019 in Bonn.
The 4th European Climate Change Adaptation conference brought together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to discuss recent advances in CCA and DRR research, policy and practice, and aimed to inspire collective climate action.
In addressing complex problems with research programmes, policy initiatives, or practical interventions, there is a need to consider the Legacy of the work: what will a project or programme leave behind?
Why should the EU worry about the weather? Our policy brief explores the choices facing the European Union and how best to deal with the impacts of extreme weather risks.
Markus Leitner shares his thoughts on the 2019 European Conference on Risk Perception, Behaviour, Management and Response in Paris.
Foresight methods can add value and offer opportunities for the CCA and DRR communities to work together. Our workshop explored how EU President Juncker’s five narratives and other foresight methods can be used as a basis for assessing climate risks and designing effective responses.
The 2018 Academy in Bonn focused on global risk and adaptation futures, attended by scientists, UN delegates, government advisors and NGO representatives.
Our summer workshop will focus on how to deliver practical applied improvisation activities for meetings and training in the humanitarian and climate sectors.