EUROPEAN COMMISSION CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION STRATEGY

  1. Help to close knowledge gaps on climate impacts and resilience, including on oceans, through Horizon Europe, Digital Europe, Copernicus and EMODnet;
  2. Improve the state of the art on adaptation modelling, risk assessment and management tools – towards “asset-level modelling”.
  3. Promote and support the use of its Risk Data Hub to harmonise the recording and collection of comprehensive and granular climate-related risk and losses data, and promote national level public private partnerships to collect and share such data;

CIVIL PROTECTION NEEDS TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE

In order to adapt to the impacts of climate change, civil protection organisations need to revise their internal structures and processes in particular. Also new means of communication and education regarding potential hazards can help to reduce negative impacts of climate change and raise awareness for climatic changes.

EUROPEAN UNION CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM

The Union Civil Protection Mechanism was established in 2001 to improve the EU response to natural and man-made disasters inside and outside Europe. It is governed by Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.

EU PROPOSED GREEN LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE

The plans will be discussed over the coming months by the European Parliament and national governments.

COVID-19 BASIC RISK AND HIGH INCIDENCE AREAS

Source: Robert Koch Institute (Germany’s National Public Health Institute)

Basic risk Areas

FIT FOR 55 LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE

Fit for 55 is  a mammoth collection of policy measures aimed at enabling the EU to cut emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030. Massive changes are in store for everyone: people, businesses, governments.

The Commission is looking to revise existing proposals, from emission standards for cars to new renewable energy and efficiency targets, as well as come up with a whole new levy for polluting imports and a social fund to shield poor and vulnerable households from rising fuel prices

TELEWORK DURING AND POST COVID-19 PANDEMIC

SECTORS AND ACTIVITIES WITH HIGHEST POTENTIAL FOR TELEWORK

Top 5 Sectors

  1. Finance and Insurance
  2. Management
  3. Professional, scientific and technical services
  4. IT and telecommunications
  5. Education

Top 5 Activities

TELEWORK AND ICT-BASED MOBILEWORK (TICTM) CHALLENGES

Existing EU and national legislation, policies and collective agreements address some of the challenges of TICTM work arrangements. Although at European level there are no specific legislative measures targeting TICTM, there is robust legislation on working conditions that can be applied to these new working arrangements, e.g. the Working Time Directive, the Work-life Balance Directive, the Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive, the European Framework Directive on Safety and Health at Work.

CENTRES OF VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE (CoVEs)

Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) bring together a wide range of local partners, such as providers of vocational education and training, employers, research centres, development agencies, and employment services (among others), to develop "skills ecosystems" that contribute to regional, economic and social development, innovation, and smart specialisation strategies. 

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