Discussing strategies for Adapting to Climate Change

The MAGICA project, coordinated by CMCC, organized the 6th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) together with JPI Climate and with the support of the European Commission. With more than 70 sessions and more than 1000 expected attendees, ECCA 2023 is designed to act as a forum for knowledge and best practices exchange on climate adaptation and resilience building between policymakers, private sector actors and scientists, while nurturing a community of climate adaptation practices.

The 6th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA), takes place in Dublin for the first time and runs from Monday, June 19th, to Wednesday, June 21st. It is being hosted by MaREI, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine at University College Cork (UCC).

The conference is organised by JPI Climate with the MAGICA project, a EU-funded project coordinated by Giulia Galluccio, Director of the CMCC Foundation’s Information Systems for Climate science and Decision-making (ISCD) Division. It is hosted by UCC and sponsored by EPA, ESA, Dublin City Council, CARO and the Government of Ireland.

More than 400 European politicians, leading scientists and climate action representatives, will attend to share state-of-the-art climate science and developments to help countries adapt to the changing climate. The latest State of the Climate in Europe Report will be launched at the conference on Monday by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

“This is the first time this European conference has been held in Ireland and it is important Ireland plays a leading role on this issue,” said Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir, Associate Vice-President for Sustainability at UCC and Director of UCC’s Environmental Research Institute. “We are honoured to host this important forum which brings together key scientists and policy makers from across Europe to examine what measures will have to be adopted to improve our resilience in a climate that is already changing and will be radically different.”

Hans-Otto Pörtner, member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Susanne Mecklenburg, Head of the European Space Agency (ESA) Climate Office and Dr John Bell, the ‘Healthy Planet’ Director at the European Commission will also address the conference.

Ireland’s Climate Youth Leader Oileán Carter Stritch and Frank McGovern, Chief Scientist at Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will also speak. Mr McGovern said: “We are delighted to bring ECCA2023 to Ireland for the first time, to inform and encourage climate adaptation action in Ireland and across Europe. We have an inspiring and diverse programme of state-of-the-art climate research, practical information on adaptation for climate policy and climate action practitioners and even arts performances.”

ECCA2023 is now fully booked for in-person attendees but the opening and closing sessions will be streamed live – register here to join online.

MAGICA is a 4-year transnational project launched in June 2022, funded by Horizon EU and is the Coordination and Support Action (CSA) for JPI Climate. It involves 24 organisations from 13 countries. It aims to accelerate the development, provision and exchange of knowledge from research and innovation to inform and support policy-making and climate actions.

JPI Climate, the Joint Programming Initiative “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe,” is an initiative aimed at jointly coordinating European climate research and funding new transnational research activities.

More about ECCA2023, the programme and speakers: 

The 6th ECCA Conference is organised by Joint Programme Initiative “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe” (JPI Climate), together with the MAGICA project, supported by the European Commission. The audience will be able to hear from Europe’s leading climate researchers who are using trusted data to develop cutting-edge climate action tools, decision-support platforms and prototype climate services for adapting to the climate challenges they are tasked with addressing. Besides necessary mitigation measures, adaptation actions contribute to recovery, resilience, climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation and restoration, citizen safety, wellbeing and financial security.

How to engage:

  • Follow ECCA news on social media posts using #ECCA2023.
  • Plan your ECCA2023 timetable programme here.
  • Meet the speakers.

Originally posted on cmcc.it

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