JPI Climate, together with the SINCERE, ERA4CS and AXIS projects will lead the organisation of the next European Climate Change and Adaptation Conference (ECCA) in 2021.
Climate change is considered by many to be the challenge of the 21st century. The urgency and severity of this challenge call for integrated ways of looking at responses to reduce the risks associated with environmental and social stressors, and ensure a secure future for humans and ecosystems. Adapting to climate change requires a coordinated and synergistic approach from a diverse range of actors across sectors, as well as questioning assumptions about the drivers of risk, vulnerability and environmental change.
A cooperative approach is allowing to improve learning and knowledge exchange in order to deliver optimal solutions. Interaction and collaboration with the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community is a critical element in improving climate change adaptation (CCA), as the communities share similar goals and activities. Bringing the two groups together is particularly important in relation to the goals and targets of the three major international agreements: Paris, Sendai Framework for DRR and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The fifth edition of European Climate Change and Adaptation Conference (ECCA) will be held in May/June 2021 (final dates TBC). ECCA aims to:
This will be an excellent opportunity to work together on showcasing the successful interlinkages between climate knowledge, climate finance and innovative adaptation practices.
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The biennial European Climate Change Adaptation conference is convened by projects that have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme (website).