Climate change refers to long-term changes in temperatures and weather patterns. These changes may be natural, for example due to variations in the solar cycle, but human activities have been the main driver of climate change, mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas. The burning of fossil fuels generates greenhouse gas emissions that act like a blanket enveloping the Earth, trapping the sun’s heat and increasing temperatures.
Europe promptly responded to this need through lots of initiatives, some of them are listed below: European Commission established the European Climate Change Programme (ECCP) to help identify the most environmentally and cost-effective policies and measures that can be taken at European level to cut greenhouse gas emissions; Climate action is at the heart of the European Green Deal, which is an ambitious package of measures ranging from reducing greenhouse gas emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment; moreover the European Commission adopted its new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change with the aim to set out how the Europe can adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change and become climate resilient by 2050, setting four objective: to make adaptation smarter, swifter and more systemic, and to step up international action on adaptation to climate change.
It is time to act for everyone as soon as possible to avoid eroding the Planet on which we live, indeed in order to address this emerging challenge, DECIDO can provide support to policy makers in their decisions to improve decision-making process on Climate action. DECIDO will develop policies guidelines to face the prevention of natural and artificial emergencies such as wildfires, floods and power outages, following a strict path from raw data to decision making. In addition, by involving citizens and local communities, DECIDO will be able to support better targeted policies through local community building and co-creation activities.