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Dealing with increasing fire frequencies in the domestic mountain-dominated forest systems requires assessment and anticipation of fire risks at local scales as well as a better understanding of its effects on the ecosystem and recreational activities.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Even with significant global advances in science and infrastructure designed to predict and manage such extreme disasters, many communities still face major societal and economic impacts when these events occur.
University of Saskatchewan
Crowdsourced vehicle data trace the contours of dangerous city temperatures
Scientific American, a Division of Nature America, Inc.

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2017

The Austrian Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change was adopted by the Council of Ministers in October 2012 and was endorsed by the Provincial Governors’ Conference in May 2013. Austria was thus one of the first EU member states to link a strategic

Austria - government
2012

The objective of the Austrian adaptation strategy is to avoid the adverse effects of climate change on the environment, society, and the economy and to fully utilize any opportunities that may arise. The adoption of an adaptation strategy should

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Austria - government

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2015
The preparation of this National Progress Report has been undertaken within the framework of the 2013-15 HFA Monitoring and Progress Review process, facilitated by UNISDR and the ISDR partnership.
Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics