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10
Oct

MARCO and EU-MACS to be presented at Climateurope Festival 2018

The MARCO project will be presented during the Climateurope Festival 2018 “Climate information at your service”, taking place in Belgrade, Serbia, on 17-19 October 2018, together with the sister-project EU-MACS.  The event is an opportunity to actively interact with users and suppliers of climate information, share best practices, gaps and recommendations and discover the state-of-the-art about climate observations, modelling and services. On 17 October afternoon,

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12
Sep

Two MARCO infographics now available!

Trying to make sense of pages and pages of data in reports can be a challenge. This is why we decided to create the visually-engaging graphics for all to discover – click on the links below for a quick visual stroll through the highlights of our first two infographics derived from case studies on water and sanitation in Catalonia and critical

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17
Aug

Save the Date – Final MARCO/EU-MACS stakeholder meeting 28 Sept 2018 – Berlin

The MARCO project is excited to announce its Final Stakeholder meeting, which will take place at Steigenberger Hotel in Berlin on the 28 September 2018. This promises to be an extremely interactive gathering of representatives and experts from the numerous stakeholder groups that drive the project. The market of climate services currently remains in its infancy: current strategies face knowledge and visibility gaps, while the associated economic benefits to users are either unknown or

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3
Aug

Reflection on climate service needs for the legal sector and how this may assist investment in adaptation

In June, Acclimatise, one of the MARCO project partners, had the opportunity to present the MARCO legal case study at Adaptation Futures, the main biannual international conference on climate change adaptation. The conference gathers high profile academics from interdisciplinary fields, risk management and adaptation practitioners, government representatives, NGOs and businesses, among others. Our representative, Laura Canevari, introduced the results from the

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28
Jun

Why climate services?

Climate Services Serving a society in transition President Junker’s commitment of leading ‘the fight against global warming […] in line with the objective of limiting any temperature increase to a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels’ calls for a transformation and deep decarbonisation of the whole economy. A ‘forward-looking climate policy’ implies the reduction of fossil fuel emissions

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21
Jun

New study finds legal sector demand for climate services very likely to increase in near future

Law, and therefore legal services, will be indispensable to achieving a just transition to a low-carbon economy, as well as to ensuring that societies are resilient in the face of future climate-related risk. This renders the legal profession an essential actor, be it through crafting clear and robust legislation, ensuring compliance, or upholding constitutional rights. New research by Acclimatise, that

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13
Jun

Low awareness of climate risks hampering resilience of critical infrastructure sector claims new study

Low levels of awareness of climate risks and the availability of climate services are significant barriers to climate adaptation in the electricity sector, according to new research from Germany. However, the research also finds that the underlying market opportunity for climate services remains strong. Damage to a critical infrastructure, its destruction or disruption by for example natural disasters, will have

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24
May

MARCO infographics now available!

For the MARCO case study reports, qualitative and quantitative analysis of the existing and future demand for climate services have been undertaken. Sectoral characteristics that will be explored through the case studies include: ownership/operation of long-term fixed assets reliance on climatically sensitive natural resources, and association with the European or global climate services market amongst others. Currently, two case study

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22
May

MARCO Chats with Harilaos Loukos, Chair of the Advisory Expert Committee

In this section, we speak climate services with the MARCO project partners. Our second interview, this short Q&A features Harilaos Loukos with whom we discuss his interest in climate services and how projects like MARCO and EU-MACS will change the future of climate services in Europe. MARCO: What sparked your interest in the Climate Services? Harilaos: After my post doc I

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9
Mar

Adaptation Futures 2018: 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Adaptation Futures 2018 builds on the legacy and key messages that emerged from the previous conferences. 4 Key Messages from Adaptation Futures 2016 The adaptation community should remain dynamic, learn from other communities and develop synergies. It is key to connect scholars with policy-makers and practitioners, focusing on solutions. Innovation is essential for adaptation. The adaptation community needs innovative research on new

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