Austrian Alps host a beautiful landscape. However, torrents, mudflows, rock falls, avalanches and floods lead to regular disruptions of railway tracks. Climate research helps to make the railway more resilient.
"The social and economic benefits of addressing climate change are clear, but the economic transition towards a low-carbon world is not so obvious. Innovation is key to delivering this transition".
Climate services: benefits and challenges for adaptation strategies within Europe. Interview with André Jol – European Environment Agency
To identify regions and sectors most at risk from climate change impacts. This is one of the purposes of climate services, which are expected to be most effective when their products are developed in close collaboration with the intended users.
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