At the beginning of October, some 6,000 participants and 600 speakers from all over Europe gather together in Brussels for the European Week of Regions and Cities. A programme of some 100 working sessions, exhibitions and networking events is organized by the European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission.
Clarity was presented at EGU with a poster and an oral presentation by ZAMG researcher Claudia Hahn, this talk was focused on new methods of how to help cities adapt to climate change.
The biennial European Climate Change Adaptation conference "ECCA" was convened by EU-funded projects on behalf of the European Commission. It is been one of the largest conferences on climate change. Researchers, technicians, decision-makers, companies and non-governmental organizations, national, regional and local authorities and agencies with responsibility for the implementation of climate change adaptation plans and measures will participate.
COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The COP takes decisions which are necessary to ensure the effective implementation of the provisions of the Convention and regularly reviews the implementation of these provisions. Poland was selected to host this event within the framework of the Eastern European Group (EEG).
From 26th to 29th of November will take place the 14th edition of CONAMA (National Congress of Environment in Spain), the event will take place in Madrid Municipal Conference Center
More information of the event is available here: http://www.conama2018.org
CLARA (Climate forecast enabled knowledge services) is a Horizon 2020 funded innovation action set to develop a number of advanced climate services building upon the newly developed Copernicus Climate Change Services – seasonal forecasts and sectoral information systems. A portfolio of user co-designed and co-developed climate services will help to improve policy and decision makings in five priority sectors: disaster risk reduction, water resource management, agriculture and food (security), renewable energy sources, and public health.
The conference was a meeting place for more than 400 participants working on climate change adaptation, within the fields of science, in local communities, governments and municipal administration, in ministries and national authorities, politics, businesses, industry and NGOs. The aim of the conference was to: exchange ideas of adaptation methods and opportunities across many sectors; increase our knowledge of the latest climate science; and discuss how to integrate solutions for adaptation and mitigation.
Climateurope Festivals support Climate Services at the European and national levels.
A varied programme of lectures, discussions and networking to explore the state-of-the-art of climate information, and its uses and value in decision-making, is offered there. Two festivals took place so far: 2017 and 2018; CLARITY partners attended both.
CLARITY 2018 contribution was a workshop on exploitation opportunities and market climate services in a joint effort with MARCO project that resulted in inputs for CLARITY business canvas.