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Project EURO4M 4th Annual Meeting, SMHI, Norrkoping, Sweden EEA activities on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. André Jol Head of group vulnerability and adaptation. EEA member and cooperating countries.
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SMHI, Norrkoping, Sweden
EEA activities on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation
Head of group vulnerability and adaptation
The European Environment Agency is the EU body dedicated to providing sound, independent information on the environment
We are a main information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public
Promoting action by Member States: The Commission will encourage all Member States to adopt comprehensive adaptation strategies (currently 15 have strategies) and will provide funding to help them build up their adaptation capacities and take action. It will also support adaptation in cities by launching a voluntary commitment based on the Covenant of Mayors initiative.
\'Climate-proofing\' actionat EU levelby further promoting adaptation in key vulnerable sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and cohesion policy, ensuring that Europe\'s infrastructure is made more resilient, and promoting the use of insurance against natural and man-made disasters.
Better informed decision-making by addressing gaps in knowledge about adaptation and further developing the European climate adaptation platform (Climate-ADAPT) as the \'one-stop shop\' for adaptation information in Europe.
Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012(EEA indicator based report)
Contributions by European Topic Centres, WHO, ECDC, JRC (about 90 experts)
Data from research projects and international databases
Report on adaptation actions (EU, national, sectoral) is due April 2013
Other information, e.g. on:
Europe’s key past and projected impacts and risks/vulnerabilities
Three independent long records of global average near-surface (land and ocean) annual temperature show that the decade between 2002 and 2011 was 0.77 to 0.80 °C warmer than the pre-industrial average.
Global reanalyses differ in their methods, which can lead to differences in ranking years, but all time series are close in agreement.
The average temperature for the European land area for the last decade (2002–2011) is 1.3 °C above the pre-industrial level, which makes it the warmest decade on record.
Large warming has been observed in the past 50 years over the Iberian Peninsula, across central and north-eastern Europe, and in mountainous regions.
Most European glaciers are in retreat; glaciers in the Alps lost two thirds of their volume since 1850. The retreat is projected to continue.
Global mean sea level rose by 1.7 mm/year over the 20th century, while satellite measurements show a rise of 3 mm/year over the last 2 decades.
Projections of global SLR in the 21st century are 20 cm to 2 m. It is more likely to be less than 1 m than to be more than 1 m.
Adaptation support tool
Overview of countries activities
Case study search tool