From globally cascading climate risks to European climate risk assessments
Findings from Horizon projects as a forerunner event to the 7th DRMKC Annual Seminar
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UPDATE: The projects' slides are available below. The recording available with the password 3Ycb2JNi at this link for a limited time.
The Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network will produce an online forerunner event ahead of the 7th DRMKC Annual Seminar on Horizon project findings from globally cascading climate risks to European climate risk assessments. The event will be an informative session and an occasion to host CASCADES and CLIMAAX - the former a Horizon project closing this year and the latter started this year - to present their case studies, methodologies and concrete ways to support and set the background for a Roadmap to Disaster Resilience.
The CASCADES project has produced over 50 deliverables and over 30 scientific papers, which were widely cited in the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The project has described and analysed how climate change impacts outside Europe can and are triggering cascading risks for communities, companies and countries inside the EU.
In this session, you will get to see some of the pioneering methodologies that have been developed by the CASCADES consortium for exploring the transmission of climate impacts via trade, security and financial systems, and for engaging stakeholders via immersive policy simulations. You will also be presented with an overview of the project’s strategic recommendations for European resilience. It will be followed by 5-10 mins of Q&A.
In the context of the European Mission on Climate Adaptation, the CLIMAAX project will open a financial and technical Climate Risk Assessment support facility to European regions on 8 December 2023. It will enable at least 50 local regions and communities to upgrade their capacity to perform climate risk assessments. The support facility will benefit the design and adoption of strategies for both regional risk management (addressing typically the civil protection functions) and climate adaptation (addressing long term planning of economic development, land use, infrastructure and other utilities).
The results of the regional climate risk assessments will serve as an evidence base that demonstrates enablers and barriers to performing effective risk assessments and their use in strategic planning. There are excellent opportunities to use the findings of this portfolio to inspire upcoming IPCC assessment reports; intended to emphasize the actions and policy pathways that will ensure climate resilience of communities at national to local scales across all inhabited regions of the world. The presentation will be followed by 5-10 mins of Q&A.
The event is hosted openly over Webex and no formal registration is required. Please add the Webex event and connection details to your calendar with the + button within the link here. The event will be recorded.