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  • EEA Report Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

    2017-10-17

    Reducing the impacts of dangerous weather- and climate-related events and at the same time adapting to a changing climate have become top priorities for the European Union. The report presents 10 key natural hazards in Europe, including heatwaves, heavy precipitation, river floods, windstorms, landslides, droughts, forest fires, avalanches, hail and storm surges.

  • Dutch cities of Groningen and Rotterdam will accommodate Global Climate Adaptation Centre

    2017-10-02

    The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) will be accommodated in Rotterdam and Groningen (The Netherlands). The centre will liaise with a broad-based, worldwide network of partners, among which international knowledge institutes, businesses, interest organizations, local and national governments, and the financial sector.

  • What a lake’s color can tell about its condition in times of climate change

    2017-09-21

    With the help of satellite observations from 188 lakes worldwide, scientists have shown that the warming of large lakes amplifies their color. Lakes which are green due to their high phytoplankton content tend to become greener in warm years as phytoplankton content increases.

  • New forecasting tool helping disaster responders to prevent worst impacts of floods

    2017-09-21

    This tool, integrated into the Copernicus European Flood Awareness System, adds near real-time impact assessments to existing forecasts, allowing authorities to prepare and focus resources well ahead of potential floods.

  • Unsustainable land use threatens European landscapes

    2017-09-07

    Accelerating rates of construction, climate change, technological changes, and changing demographics are some of the key drivers influencing the use of vast landscapes in Europe.

  • Diverse landscapes are more productive and adapt better to climate change

    2017-09-04

    Ecosystems with high biodiversity are more productive and stable towards annual fluctuations in environmental conditions than those with a low diversity of species. They also adapt better to climate-driven environmental changes, Swiss study shows among 450 landscapes.

  • Electricity consumption in Europe will shift under climate change

    2017-09-01

    Rising temperatures will fundamentally change electricity consumption patterns in Europe. Scientists analyzed what unchecked future warming means for Europe's electricity demand: daily peak loads in Southern Europe will likely increase and overall consumption will shift from Northern Europe to the South.

  • Climate change adaptation model regions for Austria - KLAR!

    2017-08-25

    Recently, 23 Austrian regions received funding from the Climate- and Energy funds Austria, to develop a local adaptation strategy and raise awareness for climate adaptation. A service platform has been set up to provide regional climate information, and to advise on adaptation actions. Implementation of adaptation measures will start in Spring 2018.

  • Europe to be hit hard by climate-related disasters in the future

    2017-08-07

    Weather- and climate-related disasters could affect around two-thirds of the European population annually by the end of this century. This could result in a 50-fold increase in fatalities compared to today if no measures are taken.

  • Rainbo: new LIFE project on improving resilience of small water courses in Bologna

    2017-07-17

    New LIFE Climate Change Adaptation project launched to develop and improve methods and tools for predicting severe rainfall events and impact on the hydrologic response of the small water courses within the urban area of Bologna, Italy.