PROCLIAS Task Group 3.11 Workshop in Venice

The first PROCLIAS TG3.11 workshop on incorporating adaptation in heat-related mortality was held in Venice on 6-7 September 2022.

by Aleš Urban

The workshop was organized as a joint workshop with TG3.2 by Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC) in the central seat of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

The main aim of the workshop was to present first results of an analysis on the role of heat-early warning systems to prevent heat-related mortality in Europe. Ms. Salomé Henry presented an update and first evaluation of the catalogue of heat-early warning systems and heat action plans in Europe. Based on the catalogue, a typology of heat warning systems across Europe was created and the role of heat warning systems on temporal changes in heat-related mortality across Europe was analysed. Dr. Aleš Urban presented first results of the analysis.

Dr. Veronika Huber and Mr. Samuel Lüthi presented their results on the climate change impacts on heat-related mortality, and contributed to a fruitful round-table discussion on incorporating adaptation in temperature-related mortality research.

The participants agreed on organising an expert elicitation workshop next year in Prague that will enable further elaboration of a catalogue of heat-early warning systems and heat and health action plans in Europe and its promotion to stakeholders.