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Furthermore, in this publication you can find a selection of adaptation case studies with some of the most representative practices.
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Fluvial Restoration of the Manzanares River in the surroundings of the Real Sitio de El Pardo (Madrid)
EGOKI: integrating adaptation to climate change in spatial and urban planning in municipalities in Navarre
Life Montserrat Project.- Silvopastoral management for habitat conservation and prevention of large forest fires
ADAPTaRES Project: Adaptation to climate change in Macaronesia through the efficient use of water and its reuse
Reconversion of old irrigated farmland in pasturelands (dehesas) in the area of Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park
Pteridum Project.- Adaptation to climate change in the Cantabrian mountains by controlling common fern populations (Pteridium Aquilinum) in a circular economy system
Other Case studies
Lionfish (Pterois miles), a generalist and voracious mesopredator native of the Indian Ocean, is rapidly spreading in the Mediterranean Sea, demonstrating the fastest invasion ever recorded in the region.
The former industrial area “Luciline” in Rouen, along the Seine river, has been profoundly re-designed into an ecodistrict covering 9 hectares in total and including both climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions. Sustainable living is the core principle of the neighbourhood re-design.
The Kis-Sárrét area is located in south-eastern Hungary close to the Romanian border. The area is part of the Körös-Maros National Park and is included in the Natura 2000 network. It hosts numerous plants, animals, and habitat types of EU community importance.
Insurance company supporting adaptation action in small and medium size enterprises in Turin (Italy)
Weather- and climate-related damages, in particular those due to flooding, pose substantial risks to the business continuity of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Losses and damages related to urban flooding and storms are likely to increase due to climate change. The insurance industry can potentially play a key role in climate change adaptation by contributing to the understanding of risks associated with climate change.
Fire is the most significant natural threat to forests and wooded areas of the Mediterranean basin. The average annual number of forest fires in the Mediterranean basin, particularly in southern Europe, is close to 50,000 - twice as many as during the 1970s.
The United Kingdom has historically experienced severe flood events, including that of summer 2007, which resulted in the loss of essential services including water and energy supply, as well as the destruction of infrastructures, with estimated costs exceeding £3.2 b
In Germany, for a long time a single fee for both rainwater and wastewater was levied in all communities.
Environment-friendly urban street design for decentralized ecological rainwater management in Ober-Grafendorf, Lower Austria
The municipality of Ober-Grafendorf is located at an elevation of 280 m in a typical pre-Alpine landscape in the Mostviertel region in the western part of the Austrian province Lower Austria.