A main theme of this year’s European Climate Change Adaptation conference, is inspiring action for climate adaptation. While the high-level event that is taking place on 22 June is sure to inspire its participants, several webinar explored the topic. RECEIPT is taking you through them.

On June 7th, the webinar “Climate action exchange – sharing knowledge and experience of what works across the EU” took place. The session was chaired by Lučka Kajfež Bogataj from the University of Ljubljana and featured Jaroslav Mysiak, who’s leading RECEIPT’s work on international development. The webinar has focuse don the following central messages:

  • Good practices in the field of climate change adaptation that can be shared across the EU are those that have multiple benefits and address emissions reductions, biodiversity and other goals at the same time as addressing climate change impacts.
  • In order to raise resilience, countries must cooperate and the needs of most vulnerable need to be addressed. The EU can learn from countries on the frontlines of climate change, but it must help developing countries as we’re only as strong as our weakest link.
  • We also need action in deepening and transferring of our knowledge and understanding for adaptation as well as to raise awareness, education and funding to take the work further.

Watch the full webinar here. Jaroslav’s intervention start at 1:25:17.

On 8 June, ECCA proposed the session “At your service: climate knowledge and information as enablers of climate action”, chaired by Roger Street from the University of Oxford. The webinar explored means of enhancing the use and development of climate services and climate adaptation (knowledge) platforms as enablers of climate action. Participants shared their views, knowledge and experiences on associated opportunities and challenges, as well as explored and learned from a selection of initiatives that are enabling climate action. Our colleague Jaroslav Mysiak shared his insights on climate adaptation modeling tools and practices. You can find his intervention here.

Want to get more inspired for climate action and climate adaptation? Attend ECCA’s high-level event that is taking place on 22 June!

Published on : 18 June 2021