Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe: enhancing coherence of the knowledge base, policies and practices.

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11 Apr 2018
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This report assesses current practices and level of know-how, and highlights emerging innovative tools national, regional and local authorities are using to tackle the impacts of weather- and climate-related hazards. Chapter 1 sets the scene, explains the scope and outline, and describes the methodological approach and key terms. Chapter 2 provides and overview of global and EU policies relevant to CCA-DRR linkages, describes key methods and tools, and presents European and national practices. Chapter 3 describes observational trends and projections of 10 selected natural hazards at the European scale, along with analysis of uncertainties, data gaps and information needs, and examples of past natural hazard. Chapter 4 summarizes the DRR indicators developed at United Nations (UN) level and the indicators of progress of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), then describes impacts of natural hazards and disasters on health and wellbeing, ecosystems, and economic wealth and cohesion. Chapter 5 provides and overview of 'good practices' for coherence between CCA and DRR practices in Europe. Finally, Chapter 6 presents findings from the previous chapters and identifies specific opportunities for further enhancing coherence between CCA and DRR in policy and practice.

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