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2015-03-04
What has been funded in adaptation research in Europe? Which were the most funded sectors? What has been the research funding evolution? And what about funding similarities between European countries?The report analyses the last decade of adaptation research in Europe. It aims to provide insight into the complex mosaic of adaptation research supported by different national case studies. [+]
2014-11-04
The CIRCLE-2 Climate Adaptation Frontiers Conference took place between 10-12 March 2014 in Lisbon Portugal. This conference marked the end of the CIRCLE-2 ERA-Net project and 10 years of European cooperation in Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation research. [+]
2014-09-30
Dear colleagues,
On behalf of the editors it is a pleasure to announce the publication of the book ‘Adapting to an Uncertain Climate - Lessons from Practice’ which I believe can be relevant and useful to your work. [+]
2014-04-15
You are invited to participate in this short and anonymous survey that will help us understand users’ needs in Europe with regard to seasonal to decadal climate predictions (from a month up to 10 years into the future). [+]
2014-04-13
The event will bring together the global scientific marine community, funding agencies, policy makers, NGOs and other stakeholders, providing a dynamic forum to discuss the key issues facing oceans research today. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the latest issues and developments in marine research and innovation projects, as well as form partnerships, network and hear about funding opportunities. [+]
2014-03-13
The 3-days conference dedicated to Adaptation-relevant research, policy and practice was held last week. Around 240 participants (among researchers, decision makers, science communicators, practitioners) from 21 countries attended the conference and now the presentations, livestreaming and other outputs are available for download. [+]
2014-03-11
The CIRCLE-2 final conference entitled "Adaptation Frontiers - Conference on European Climate Change Adaptation" is taking place since yesterday, March 10th 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal. [+]
2014-03-09
The CIRCLE-2 network invites you to join virtually the CIRCLE-2 final conference and to receive the results of 10 years of European cooperation in climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation research. You will get new insights on the way for the development of new research in support of climate change adaptation in Europe in the next decade. [+]
2014-02-28
CIRCLE-2 just published 3 Booklets with the main messages of some of its tasks:
1) Results of projects funded by the CIRCLE MOUNTain Joint Call “Climate Change Impacts and Response Options in Mountainous Areas”
2) Analysis and assessment of best practices of CIRCLE-2 science-policy interface
3) Assessment report on the transferability of knowledge, data, methods and tools developed in CIRCLE-2’s Partner and Contributing Partner countries
The booklets are now available for download [+]
2014-02-27
With European research funds on climate change adaptation expected to increase considerably in the coming years, it is important to explore ways of spending this as effectively as possible, in particular through improving science-practice interactions for the benefit of effective adaptation in low-income countries. This was the background of the international expert workshop on 29 January 2014 organised by CIRCLE-2 and the German Development Institute. [+]
2014-02-21
The workshop on "Adaptation Platforms in Europe: Addressing challenges and sharing lessons" was held in Vienna from 7 to 8 of November, 2013. The intention was to provide an opportunity for platform managers and developers to explore lessons learnt, experiences and challenges associated with developing and delivery of adaptation platforms. The outcomes of the workshop are now available in a full report and policy-brief. [+]
2014-02-12
Last February 11, it was held in Berlin a workshop that aimed investigating the different needs of the political adaptation process in comparison to the different methodological approaches for comparing and assessing climate change impacts across sectors. The presentations are now available. [+]
2014-01-29
One of the objectives of the BiodivERsA consortium is to produce a comprehensive ‘map’ of the current state of research on biodiversity and associated ecosystem services in Europe in terms of projects, programmes and funding, to improve the identification of existing gaps and future needs for new research programmes, new facilities, as well as detecting potential barriers for successful cooperation. [+]
2014-01-24
EU FP7 SEAS-ERA partners will present their achievements at the end of this ERA-NET framework project and exchange with stakeholders on future mechanisms for linking national marine research programmes and investments. [+]
2014-01-23
Connect4Climate's new competition, invites young aspiring filmmakers to produce and submit a 1-12 minute video documentary telling a story about climate change. Stand a chance to win up to $ 15,000 and show your work to award-winning film directors, producers and climate leaders! [+]
2014-01-20
CIRCLE-2 representatives were present in ECCA science-practice sessions to take some home lessons and analyse this complex and challenging interface. [+]
2014-01-20
The CIRCLE-2 Adaptation Inspiration Book is now inspiring Asia with its 22 implemented cases of local climate change adaptation in Europe. It's a good example of knowledge and practice transferability in a international scale. [+]
2013-12-06
The Methodology for Effective Decision-making on Impacts and Adaptation (MEDIATION) project produced a series of technical policy briefing notes on decision support methods for appraising adaptation options. [+]
2013-11-25
Considering that the 19th COP have just finished and due to the amount of requests received by the organization to postpone the deadline, the call for abstracts of the 'Adaptation Frontiers Conference' was extended to the 9th December 2013.

The CIRCLE-2 network invites you to submit an abstract to its final conference "Adaptation Frontiers: Conference on European Climate Change Adaptation Research and Practice". The conference aims to share the results of 10 years of European cooperation in climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation research, and to pave the way for the development of new research in support of climate change adaptation in Europe in the next decade. [+]
2013-11-18
CIRCLE-2/EEA organized a Workshop on “Adaptation Platforms in Europe: Addressing challenges and sharing lessons" in Vienna from 7 to 8 of November, 2013.
The intention was to provide an opportunity for platform managers and developers to explore lessons learnt, experiences and challenges associated with developing and delivery of adaptation platforms. [+]
2013-11-12
Be The Movement is a workshop organized by Connect4Climate in cooperation with the University of Warsaw in parallel to COP19. If you cannot attend the workshop, contribute to the debate with ideas on HOW to build a global climate movement on 14 November at 1pm GMT. [+]
2013-11-12
This Conference highlights the research findings on climate change impacts, water and security issues in the Mediterranean region. It brings together scientists, stakeholders and policy makers to discuss and exchange on related implications on policy and decision making from international, national and regional perspectives and provides recommendations on future research needs. [+]
2013-10-21
From 7th to the 9th of October, CIRCLE-2 support the organization together with the Governments of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Portugal of a conference that addressed the role of water in adaptation to climate change. Now, all the outcomes are available for download. [+]
2013-10-17
This policy brief is directed towards research funders/-managers, decision-makers and practitioners in the field of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation (CCIVA) as well as policy-makers concerned. It notes various challenges in addressing CCIVA in research and policy for MOUNTain areas and provides recommendations. [+]
2013-10-10
The report entitled "Monitoring and evaluation for climate change adaptation: A synthesis of tools, frameworks and approaches" was just launched. This report will be a critical resource to all of those engaged in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation programming. [+]
2013-10-09
The participants from the [CIRCLE-2] Workshop on "Adaptation to Climate Change: revegetation to recover hydrological cycles as an Ecosystem Service." on 10 to 12 of September, 2013 – Teruel (Spain) decided to jointly write a Policy Brief with the main messages and recommendations. Now this policy brief is available for download. [+]
2013-10-08
From 24 - 26 September 2014 the second Deltas in Times of Climate Change will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The conference offers three types of sessions: [+]
2013-10-07
The international conference ‘Too Much, Too Little – The Role of Water in Adaptation to Climate Change’ taking place in Lisbon 7-9 October is addressing the impacts of climate change on water resources in Europe with the contribution of high level speakers. [+]
2013-10-06
JPI Climate is a collaboration between 13 European countries to coordinate jointly their climate research and fund new transnational research initiatives. JPI Climate connects scientific disciplines, enables cross-border research and increases the science-practice interaction. [+]
2013-10-02
The CIRCLE-2 Joint Call MOUNTain finished with success, the results of the funded projects were presented and productive discussions regarding possible areas of cooperation between mountain areas and how can European mountain areas improve knowledge sharing in the field of adaptation. Now the presentations are available for download. [+]
2013-09-27
Inpired by the BaltCICA project that was able to develop applicable climate change adaptation measures, parts of which are currently being implemented, it was launched two relevant publications. [+]
2013-09-14
CIRCLE-2 organized a Workshop on “Adaptation to Climate Change: revegetation to recover hydrological cycles as an Ecosystem Service.” in Teruel (Spain) form 10 to 12 of September, 2013. [+]
2013-09-12
The Build the Change Call for Designs invites individuals and groups from all over the world to showcase their talents and create LEGO® brick sustainable cities. [+]
2013-09-06
The countries with most submitted and updated projects to INFOBASE in the month of August were Israel, France, Sweden and Italy! In August 41.38% of visitors were new and 39.66% have returned to the website. Countries that most visited INFOBASE website in August were Portugal, Israel, Germany and Sweden! [+]
2013-09-06
This paper presents an extensive desk review of the available knowledge on climate change impacts and vulnerability in Italy and illustrates the state of the art of the adaptation policy and practice in the country, including early information on costs of impacts and costs of adapting to climate change. [+]
2013-09-04
The Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA), announced the release of a new report, Research Priorities on Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation: Responding to the Climate Change Challenge. [+]
2013-08-30
Two publications have been prepared in support to the development of the EU Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change and its related Impact Assessment (Acronym: EUAdaptStrat), commissioned by the European Commission, DG Climate Action. [+]
2013-08-27
There is an increasing interest to exchange experiences about managing national web-based platforms on climate change adaptation, to learn lessons from past experience and discuss possible next steps to further development. [+]
2013-07-17
A new call for proposals of 135 million within climate change transformation research is announced through the new large-scale Climate Programme (KLIMAFORSK). International collaboration is highly encouraged. [+]
2013-07-15
The Joint Programming Initiative 'Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe (JPI Climate)' - established to tackle the grand societal challenge of Climate Change - aims to facilitate integrated climate knowledge and decision support services for societal innovation towards a climate-friendly and climate-proof Europe. [+]
2013-07-09
JPI Urban Europe’s Second Pilot Call is now open for proposals. Applicants are invited to form international consortia and submit pre-proposals by the 18th of September 2013. Applications for research funds should focus on high potential approaches for creating a clear European added value on urban issues. [+]
2013-07-04
Building on the Met Office's expanding knowledge of climate science, ever-improving climate forecasts, and growing understanding of how climate impacts society and the environment, Climate Service UK marks a step-change in the provision of services to assess how a changing climate might affect business and society. [+]
2013-06-21
The World Bank just released a new report that looks at the likely impacts of present day, 2°C and 4°C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South East Asia. [+]
2013-06-15
Rare and The Nature Conservancy recently launched a contest that will award several prizes to the best solutions to climate adaptation. This first contest, sponsored by Rare and National Geographic, sought demonstrated proven solutions that benefit coastal communities and marine biodiversity. Over 100 entries were submitted from 48 different countries. [+]
2013-06-11
The OECD is pleased to announce the publication of the Climate Change eXplorer tool. The objective of this data visualisation tool is to enhance transparency by bringing climate-related statistics to life and making them easier to digest. [+]
2013-05-30
A new INFOBASE promotional video has been launched!
The goal of this video is to interactively promote INFOBASE and clearly display the value of its content and the potential of the analyzed information in an interactive and quick way! [+]
2013-05-30
The CIRCLE-2 climate adaptation INFOBASE Newsletter was launched.
The newsletter provides an update on recent activities namely the lastest news, upcoming events, website statistics and new partnerships. [+]
2013-05-25
The European Union, the United States and Canada today agreed to join forces on Atlantic Ocean research. The agreement focuses on aligning the ocean observation efforts of the three partners. The goals are to better understand the Atlantic Ocean and to promote the sustainable management of its resources. The work will also study the interplay of the Atlantic Ocean with the Arctic Ocean, particularly with regards to climate change. [+]
2013-05-24
The European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference took place in Hamburg from 18-20 March 2013. This conference brought together scientists and practitioners working on adaptation to the impacts of climate change. The aim of the conference was to foster a creative dialogue with climate adaptation policy makers and practitioners. The theme of the conference was integrating climate into action. [+]
2013-04-17
The Commission adopted an EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change in April 2013 (Launch event - 29 April). By complementing the activities of its Member States, the strategy supports action by promoting greater coordination and information-sharing between Member States, and by ensuring that adaptation considerations are addressed in all relevant EU policies. [+]
2013-04-16
This CIRCLE-2 Joint Initiative on Climate Uncertainties' science-practice session was dedicated to the presentation and discussion of a draft version of the ‘Guide', under development, on uncertainty in adaptation decision-making supported by practical case-study examples where dealing with uncertainties was successfully accounted for (or identified but failed). During this session participants were also asked how they deal with these uncertainties so as to inform the development of the publication by sharing experiences, challenges and lessons learnt. This was accomplished by using the World Café methodology in four different discussion tables. [+]
2013-04-13
During this CIRCLE-2 session project leaders of six bold, innovative and inspiring projects explained how they managed to implement the measures. Learn how projects managed to inspire individual households to contribute time and money in the construction of adaptation measures, how no-regret measures are taken that immediately yield positive results in the current situation and how areas are transformed in climate proof, high-quality surroundings. [+]
2013-04-11
CIRCLE-2 created a profile on Facebook! The goal of this approach is to strength CIRCLE's role in sharing information on topics related to climate change adaptation in Europe. The page will target a broader audience allowing for the dissemination of the projects activities namely news, publications produced and contributions to the INFOBASE. [+]
2013-03-14
CIRCLE-2 ERA-NET is launching a new joint call for transnational research projects in "Adaptation to Climate Change from a natural and social science perspective: Water in coastal Mediterranean areas". [+]
2013-03-12
The CIRCLE-2 Adaptation Inspiration Book was launched. The goal of this initiative is to show the progress in Europe on adaptation to climate change and to showcase inspirational and daring adaptation projects. The CIRCLE-2 Inspiration Book was designed in a bold and visual format highlighting good practices of implemented adaptation projects in Europe. [+]
2013-03-12
The CIRCLE-2 "Climate Adaptation Research in a larger Europe: an analysis at national scale. Preliminary Findings & Key Questions" report was launched. The goal of this report is to capture audiences attention to the potential of the Infobase analysis based on it's content and encourage people to contribute with new projects to the InfoBase. [+]
2013-03-10
CIRCLE-2 will be present on the European Climate Change Adaptation conference and will organize several sessions. Here you can an overview of each session with detailed information. [+]
2013-02-14
On the 29 of January, CIRCLE-2 organized a workshop with the objective of share knowledge and experience gained related to “Costs of Inaction and benefits of adaptation” (e.g. regional disaggregated bottom-up versus top-down approach) to support of climate change adaptation policy, identification of research needs and opportunities for joint research. The presentations are now available. [+]
2013-01-25
During the last year (phase 3), approximately 70 projects were updated in the European InfoBase of Climate Adaptation projects (e.g. relevant outcomes) and around 500 projects were submitted to the InfoBase (where a total of approximately 300 were validated in the quality control process). [+]
2013-01-18
A workshop for junior researchers active on the interface of social sciences/humanities and climate change research. [+]
2013-01-08
The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) has launched a new website of the Think Tank Map, an observatory that provides an overview on the think tanks organizations and their active in the field of climate change governance. [+]
2013-01-01
From the cliffs of the Algarve to the Gulf of Tunis, from Spain’s Ebro river to the Dalmatian coast, the Mediterranean’s 46 000 kilometers of shoreline are home to a wonderfully unique natural and cultural heritage. Birthplace of ancient civilizations and cultural crossroads, today 420 million inhabitants from 21 different nations live around this “inland sea”. [+]
2012-12-11
The Impact World 2013 Conference is calling for abstracts and launched two annoncements: 1) Impacts World2013 conference and
2) Modelling agenda side event (ISI-MIP) [+]
2012-11-30
In order to identify and share knowledge on good practice examples and difficulties of adaptation to water-related extreme events (droughts and floods) and to identify research gaps and opportunities for joint research initiatives in Europe, CIRCLE-2 have organized a full two days (22 and 23 November) international workshop. [+]
2012-11-27
The Adaptation Programme of the UNFCCC secretariat is pleased to share with you the November 2012 NWP eUpdate, the latest newsletter of the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation (NWP). [+]
2012-11-21
The European Environment Agency released today the Report "Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012". This report presents information about past and projected climate change and related impacts in Europe, based on a range of indicators. [+]
2012-11-02
The workshop scientific committee invites researchers working on the topics of the Workshop, to submit short abstracts for poster presentations. The call for abstract submission for poster presentation is open until 12 Nov 2012. [+]
2012-10-22
The Executive summary of the first synthesis report entitled “Climate Adaptation Research in a Larger Europe: an analysis at local and national scales”, developed by CIRCLE-2 on the basis of the CIRCLE-2 Climate Adaptation INFOBASE (http://infobase.circle-era.eu/) is now available. [+]
2012-10-03
The Independent Evaluation Group recently released a new assessment of the World Bank Group's Experience in Climate Adaptation. [+]
2012-10-02
The latest issue of our newsletter brings us an exclusive report on the regional conference "Climate Change Adaptation in South East Europe" which took place in Zagreb, Croatia.It also presents the publications of climate vulnerability assessments produced in Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. [+]
2012-08-28
The project manager will work in relation with the head of department and the other collaborators. He or she will manage the European and international joint programme initiatives (JPI and IGFA/Belmont Forum) in the field of global environmental change, in which ANR is involved. [+]
2012-08-22
The Knowledge for Climate programme is pleased to announce the organisation of an international workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Decision Support Tools, in collaboration with the Joint Programming Initiative Climate. [+]
2012-07-17
MarineTT is an FP7 funded project which aims to increase the uptake of EU funded Marine Research for innovation. The workshop intends to bring together experts from other initiatives in order to provide a forum for an open exchange on the findings of these projects and to identify common challenges and barriers to innovation. [+]
2012-07-12
BiodivERsA will launch a pan-European Joint Call for research proposals on Invasive species and biological invasions with a focus on alien invasive species, planned to be launched in early November 2012, with a pre-submission date of December 2012, and a full proposal submission date in mid-February 2013. [+]
2012-07-02
CIRCLE-2 Share Workshop supports the development of the EU Adaptation Strategy and offers an arena for sharing knowledge and experience on adaptation policy and practice with the focus on Eastern Europe. More specific, the objectives of the workshop are: (i) Share the current state of work on adaptation strategies and activities in Eastern European Countries; [+]
2012-06-19
To show the progress in Europe on adaptation to climate change and to showcase inspirational and daring adaptation projects ERANET CIRCLE-2 works on a bold and visual inspiration book with good practices of implementation of adaptation strategies and projects in Europe. [+]
2012-06-15
CIRCLE‐2 and JPI CLIMATE organized jointly a scoping Workshop on "Processes for improving the interface between climate Research and its application: sharing experiences on Climate Services development in Europe". The results are now available for download. [+]
2012-06-14
The FIRESMART project has come to an end and now it's possible to watch in the Website the project FINAL VIDEO (in several languages), and a GAME - for people aged 6 to 99 - intended to educate on the importance of integrating Wildfire Prevention and Sustainable Forest Management (this is also in several languages). [+]
2012-05-12
Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE – JPI) launched the first newsletter. This issue features updates on FACCE – JPI activities and an interview with the coordinators of the FACCE – JPI pilot action: the project FACCE MACSUR, which was officially approved.
for funding on April 11, 2012. [+]
2012-05-07
One of the main goals of the Joint Initiative on Climate Uncertainties is to publish a Guide on how to deal with uncertainty in adaptation decision-making (including policy-making) that is able to provide practical case-study examples where dealing with uncertainties was successfully accounted for (or identified but failed). [+]
2012-04-24
The Danish Portal for Adaptation to Climate Change distributes an English newsletter when new knowledge, new tools or new cases are presented on the portal, or when important events are being held. [+]
2012-04-12
The COP requested the secretariat to conduct a literature review on information and case studies on a range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change. To this end, we would like to invite contributions for inclusion in this work [+]
2012-04-10
The European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT), formerly known as EU Clearinghouse on adaptation, aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change. [+]
2012-04-09
The CIRCLE-2 MOUNTain Mid-Term Meeting has successfully been held in Innsbruck, Austria. Surrounded by a nice alpine panorama, the four funded CIRCLE-2 MOUNTain projects presented their Mid-Term Results in front of an audience of leading known experts in the field of climate change related risks and adaptation in the mountain areas. [+]
2012-03-16
Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. This Special Report explores the social as well as physical dimensions of weather- and climate-related disasters, considering opportunities for managing risks at local to international scales. [+]
2012-03-09
The CIRCLE-2 Joint Initiative on Climate Uncertainties is promoting the Workshop on Uncertainty and Climate Change Adaptation and is now requesting for the submission of abstracts. [+]
2012-03-06
The CIRCLE-2 Climate Adaptation INFOBASE Phase 2 is now concluded. During PHASE 2, the INFOBASE received about 500 national Climate Adaptation (including Impacts and Vulnerability) research and applied projects, finalised after 2005, that are now on-line at the CIRCLE-2 INFOBASE, after submitted to the QA/QC process where 257 projects were rejected. [+]
2012-03-04
The CIRCLE-MED Call was launched in order to establish transnational collaborative research projects on Climate Change Impact in the MEDITERRANEAN region focusing on "Integrated Coastal Zones and Water Management". [+]
2012-02-07
The CIRCLE-2 Joint Initiative (JI) on Climate Uncertainties is dedicated to the issue of dealing with and communicating uncertainties in climate change and climate adaptation. [+]
2012-01-27
The CIRCLE-2 partner DEFRA has just published the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) on 25 January 2012, the first assessment of its kind for the UK and the first in a 5 year cycle. [+]
2012-01-26
The Ministry of Environmental Protection is advancing a national action plan on adaptation to climate change. In order to help formulate policy and recommendations on the necessary measures to minimize vulnerability to climate change in different sectors, the ministry financed the establishment of an Israel Climate Change Knowledge Center on adaptation to climate change in Haifa University in March 2011. [+]
2011-12-16
CARAVAN was a research project that ran from June 2008 to April 2011, with the full title: "Climate change: a regional assessment of vulnerability and adaptive capacity for the Nordic countries". The main aim of CARAVAN was to undertake a comparison of approaches for estimating regional vulnerability to climate change in the Nordic region. [+]
2011-11-22
CIRCLE-2 and the Slovenian Environment Agency co-convened a session on “Climate Adaptation Strategies” during the last 11th EMS Annual Meeting / 10th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM), on 12-16 September 2011, in Berlin, Germany. [+]
2011-11-15
CIRCLE-2 & JPI Climate organized a scoping Workshop on the "Processes for improving the interface between climate research and its application: sharing experiences on climate services development in Europe". The presentations are now available. [+]
2011-10-30
CIRCLE-2 was represented at the PROVIA kick-off meeting last October, in Stockholm, to foster collaboration across both initiatives. [+]
2011-10-24
This JI is an outcome of the CIRCLE-2 Stockholm Workshop held in November 2010 and had its Kick-Off Meeting in Lisbon last October 24th. [+]
2011-10-23
On October 20th, 65 experts (15% decision makers, 12% communicators, 36% researchers, 28% coordinators and 9% others) in the field of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) shared knowledge and experience gained “From National Adaptation strategies to concrete Adaptation Actions” in support of climate change adaptation policy, identification of research needs and opportunities for joint efforts in Vienna. The presentations are now available for download. [+]
2011-09-16
PROVIA - Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation - is a new global initiative which aims to provide direction and coherence at the international level for research on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation (VIA). It is a joint collaboration between UNEP, WMO and UNESCO. [+]
2011-07-01
CIRCLE-2 organised its first Annual Progress Meeting on the 21-22 of June 2011 in Bologna, Italy.
During this meeting, CIRCLE-2 presented an overview of the activities carried out during its first year. It was also showcased some of the elements of the complex European Climate Adaptation research and policy landscape that “surrounds” the network. Now both the report and the presentations are available for download. [+]
2011-07-01
CLAMER is a European Union 7th Framework Programme project Climate Change and Marine Ecosystem Research, involving 17 marine research institutes and universities from 11 European countries covering all regional seas. The project builds upon the concept that there is a gap between what is known through research and what policy makers and the public know and understand about the effects of climate change on the oceans;
The CLAMER will organize two events: [+]
2011-07-01
The aim of the CIRCLE-2 MOUNTain call is to increase knowledge of options, premises and barriers for climate change impacts and adaptation including the relationship between adaptation and mitigation in mountainous areas. Special emphasis should be laid on the involvement of decision makers / developers and relevant stakeholders. [+]
2011-06-17
The Main Outcomes Report, the Proceedings and presentations from the CIRCLE-MED Joint Call Final Conference are now online. [+]
2011-06-09
This January 2012 a workshop was organized by IS-ENES in collaboration with the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the CIRCLE-2.
If you want to know who are the users of the climate modelling, what do the users need and how should the demand be met, please read this proceedings. [+]
2011-06-09
The Ministry of Environmental Protection has recently established an Israel Climate Change Information Center on adaptation to climate change. The objective of the center is to help formulate policy and recommendations on steps to minimize vulnerability to climate change. [+]
2011-06-07
The first issue is now available for download. It contains information about ERA-NETs, Joint Programming Initiatives, related events and news from ERA-LEARN. The ERA-NET newsletter will be published two to three times per year, and is targeted at research funders in Europe. [+]
2011-06-07
Participants of the World Delta Conference (in conjunction with the 1st World Delta Summit, 21-24 November 2011, Jakarta, Indonesia) are most welcomed to submit their original abstracts for workshops and scientific contributions related to Innovative Delta Management and Policy, Delta Scientific Advancement and Breakthroughs, Regional Delta Problems and Solutions, and Delta Technical and Methodological Workshops. [+]
2011-05-18
The final report of the workshop on the continuation of ERA-NET networks (8-9 November 2010) and it annex (the analysis of the results of the ERA-Net continuation questionnaire) are now available for download. [+]
2011-04-06
CIRCLE-2's second Policy Brief on Climate Change Research and Policy development is now available. [+]
2011-03-29
On 9th February 2011, the European Commission presented a Green Paper which proposes major changes to EU research and innovation funding to make participation easier, increase scientific and economic impact and provide better value for money. The changes, to be introduced in the next EU budget after 2013, would bring together the current Framework Programme for research, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. [+]
2011-03-18
Who are the end users of the climate scenarios? What do the users need? How should the demand be met? These were some questions raised during the workshop "Bridging Climate Research Data and the Needs of the Impact Community" organized by EEA, IS-ENES and CIRCLE-2.
Main conclusions from the Workshop are now available for download. [+]
2011-03-14
The key objective of the conference is to give practitioners and decision makers at the regional political level in the Baltic Sea Region a platform to present and discuss concrete examples of regional or local adaptation to climate change. [+]
2011-03-14
ECClima project’s goal is to predict climate change impacts, namely temperature rise, on the ecophysiology and production of estuarine organisms. Focus is made on abundant species common to a wide geographic area, in three estuaries, Minho (Portugal) in the south, the Wadden Sea (The Netherlands) at intermediate latitude, and Skibotn, Tromsø (Norway) in the north, and hence covering a large latitudinal range. [+]
2011-02-28
This Workshop took place on 11-12 January 2011 at the European Environment Agency, in Copenhagen. Co-organised by IS-ENES, CIRCLE-2 and the EEA, the Workshop's main objective was to focus future climate modeling analysis in Europe on the climate data needs of the user community. [+]
2011-02-28
The BiodivERsA2 Kick-off Conference took place last 1-2 February 2011, in Lisbon, Portugal.
CIRCLE-2 was invited to present its views on stakeholder engagement as part of a roundtable on the "Science-Society Interface". [+]
2011-02-14
The CIRCLE-2 MOUNTain Kick-Off Meeting was held successfully in Chambery, France. The four funded projects, ARNICA; EURAS-CLIMPACT; ChangingRISKS and CAMELEON were presented to a broader mountain area research community related to climate change. [+]
2011-02-04
The new consortium that will work on the European Topic Centre on Climate Change Adaptation (ETC/CCA) have started in Jan 2011. The ETC/CCA will ensure high quality and science based support to the EEA and its European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET). [+]
2011-01-28
CIRCLE-2's first Policy Brief on Climate Change Research and Policy development is now available. [+]
2011-01-28
On 11-12 November 2010, CIRCLE-2 organized a Workshop in Stockholm on "managing and communicating uncertainties in climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation". [+]
2011-01-26
The CIRCLE-2 MED sub-network hosted its first Project Valorisation Seminar outside Europe dedicated to "Integrated water management in coastal areas and climate change in the Mediterranean: North-South scientific cooperation". [+]
2011-01-24
Israel's second "National Communication on Climate Change" summarizes the vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Israel and includes recommended actions to prepare for anticipated climate change. It represents the impact of climate change and the needed adaptation measures in semi-arid countries. [+]
2011-01-18
Following the successful application for a second-generation BiodivERsA ERA-Net, which started on 1st November 2010 for 4 years, the consortium is organising a Kick off conference on the 1st and 2nd of February 2011, hosted by FCT in Lisbon, Portugal.
CIRCLE-2 was invited to be present and contribute to the discussion. [+]
2011-01-04
First version of the CIRCLE-2 dissemination materials now available - Check our Media Centre [+]
2011-01-04
CIRCLE-2 convened a two-part session under the theme “Deltas in Practice - opportunities for research and policy collaboration” on the second day (30.09.2010) of the Deltas Conference. [+]
2010-12-07
The CIRCLE-2 MED sub-network hosted its first Project Outreach Seminar outside Europe. Held at the Scientific Institute of Rabat - University Mohammed V-Agdal in Rabat, Morroco, on the 14th December 2010, the Seminar was dedicated to "Integrated water management in coastal areas and climate change in the Mediterranean: North-South scientific cooperation". [+]
2010-11-26
The interim evaluation of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) was carried out by a group of independent, international experts and supported by an extensive base of evaluation evidence, [+]
2010-11-22
Recently published this Technical Paper “Guiding principles for adaptation to climate change in Europe” was launched by the European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change (ETC/ACC) of the European Environment Agency (EEA). [+]
2010-11-19
On 2-3 February 2011 in Chambery, France, the CIRCLE-2 MOUNTain will have the Kick-Off meeting where the four presented transnational research projects will present their future work. [+]
2010-11-11
On 11-12 November 2010, CIRCLE-2 organizes a Workshop in Stockholm on managing and communicating uncertainties in climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. [+]
2010-10-14
The workshop‘s will be held 11-12 January 2011 and is main objective is to focus future climate modeling analysis in Europe on the climate data needs of the user community. [+]
2010-09-14
Questionnaire directed towards all European researchers and other professionals who work in the area of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation (CCIVA) and use climate modelling information. [+]
2010-09-14
CIRCLE-2 convenes on the second day (30/9) of the Deltas Conference, a two-part session under the theme “Deltas in Practice - opportunities for research and policy collaboration”. [+]
2010-09-14
The European Commission (DG RTD) is organising a series of workshops on the continuation of ERA-Networks. [+]