Climate Extremes

16 June 2023

Time and location: Wednesday 21 June, 11:30-13:00 hrs. (GMT+1), Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2

Over the past decade, climate extremes such as storms, floods, drought, heatwaves and wildfires have inflicted substantial socioeconomic impacts on Europe. Understanding how climate extremes are changing, and what this means for climate adaptation, is critical for building resilience and developing effective climate adaptation plans. At this JPI Climate side-event, a range of experts in European weather, climate and adaptation will speak on the challenges and opportunities to to advance our understanding of our changing climate and how to adapt to it: Prof Conor Murphy, Maynooth University, Ireland: Detection and attribution of changes in drought in Europe

Dr Kristin Aunan, Research Director for the Climate Impacts Group, CICERO, Norway: We breathe climate change – how hotter cities can affect our health

Keith Lambkin, Head of Climate Services, Met Éireann, Ireland: How Climate Services can improve resilience against future extremes

Susan Hanger-Kopp, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria: A local systems-based approach to explore water stress under climate change

The side event will be chaired by Prof Len Shaffrey from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading, UK. Speakers will give short presentations, followed by a Q+A panel. The panel will be joined by Sissi Knispel de Acosta, the Executive Secretary of ECRA (European Climate Research Alliance).

Read more about the ECCA2023 programme here