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IPCC Working Group II Contribution to AR5

The 10th Session of Working Group II (WGII-10) was held from 25 to 29 March 2014 in Yokohama, Japan. At the Session, the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (WGII AR5) was approved and the underlying scientific and technical assessment accepted. More information here

Flood Vulnerability and Risk Mapping

Final results of the CIRAC project are now available at:
- project website
- Multimedia

Filipe D. Santos will coordinate the national coastal zones strategy

From Tuesday 25th of February 2014 to Friday 25th of April 2014

The Portuguese Environment Ministry invited Professor Filipe Duarte Santos to coordinate the team responsible for the national costal zones strategy.


Comunicação direta de Bruxelas de Humberto Delgado Rosa, atualmente Diretor do “Mainstreaming Adaptation & Low Carbon Technology” no Diretório Geral de Ação Climática da Comissão Europeia.

EU Climate Action - Desafios e Oportunidades em Portugal. Organizada pelo CCIAM no âmbito dos projectos Europeus CIRCLE2 e BASE

Nature Publication

It was published in Nature on 17 October, an article entitled "Molecular understanding of sulfuric acid-amine particle nucleation in the atmosphere" (DOI 10.1038/nature12663), the authorship team "CLOUD Experiment", which are part of researchers Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (Filipe Duarte Santos and António Amorim) and the University of Beira Interior (António Tomé and Sandra Mogo).

Click for more detailed information about CLOUD here
Press clipping 'The Independent' here

Climate assessments: 25 years of the IPCC

Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies for a Sustainable Europe


The CIRCLE-2 network invites you to submit an abstract to its final conference "Adaptation Frontiers: Conference on European Climate Change Adaptation Research and Practice" on the 10th-12th March 2014 in Lisbon. The conference aims to share the results of 10 years of European cooperation in climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation research, and to pave the way for the development of new research in support of climate change adaptation in Europe in the next decade.

Abstracts for oral presentation must be submitted in English and have a limit of 3 000 characters.The abstracts will be evaluated and selected by the conference Scientific Committee.  Authors can submit a maximum of two abstracts and it will need to be linked in one of the following 12 themes:

Vulnerable sectors:
I. Agriculture and Forests
II. Coastal areas, marine biodiversity and fisheries
III. Terrestrial biodiversity, ecosystems and nature conservation
IV. Water resources and management
V. Health and Urban areas
VI. Economics, financial instruments and insurance
Crosscutting themes:
VII. Uncertainty and decision-making
VIII. Climate modeling, observations and scenarios: user needs for adaptation
IX. Adaptation strategies, adaptation monitoring, evaluation and indicators
X. Knowledge sharing and science-practice interactions
XI. Climate adaptation services
XII. Transition societal transformation, ethics, values and equity



Abstracts submission: 25th September to 9th December 2013

Acceptance of abstracts: 20th December 2013

Registration20th December 2013 to 20th January 2014


Submit an abstract: HERE