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Cascading climate risks: Towards adaptive and resilient European societies – CASCADES Core/Thematic Workshop

1 April 2020

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** By invitation only **

In the context of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) and as a preventive measure, this workshop, originally scheduled for 1-2 April in Brussels, will be taking place virtually instead and will be reduced to one day only (1 April).

The effects of climate change – ranging from extreme weather conditions to food and water shortages – do not only physically cross national borders, but can also impact global processes such as trade, business, conflict and migration. However, not much is known about how climate-related events occurring outside of Europe might affect the continent. Yet, it is crucial that European policymakers are aware of the full spectrum of cross-border and cascading climate risks, and that they take them into account in their future policies.

The interdisciplinary ‘CASCADES’ project, a four-year project, funded through the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, will analyse the cross-border impacts of climate change for Europe, identify critical risks and explore potential solutions.

The first Core/Thematic Workshop of the CASCADES project will be organised virtually. During the morning session, the Centre for Systems Solutions (CRS) will set up a policy simulation of cross-border climate impacts in which all stakeholders can actively participate. The afternoon session is dedicated to the ‘Co-creation of Climate Impact Cascades’ around three themes: trade and supply chains, foreign policy and, business and finance.

For further information on the CASCADES project, please visit: Cascading climate risks: Towards adaptive and resilient European societies


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