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  • European Food Safety Authority survey on climate change and risks for food safety

    2018-02-15

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a survey -opened until 07 March 2018- on climate change and emerging risks for food safety, including plant and animal health. Expert opinions on emerging issues for food safety potentially affected by climate change will feed a new method for identifying, ranking and prioritizing emerging risks in the EU for food/feed safety, as well as plant and animal health, potentially related to climate change.

  • Global warming poses substantial flood risk increase for Central and Western Europe

    2018-01-29

    Europe is expected to see a considerable increase in flood risk in coming years, even under an optimistic climate change scenario of 1.5°C warming compared to pre-industrial levels.

  • Report on forest fire danger extremes in Europe under climate change

    2018-01-17

    In recent years, large forest fires have repeatedly affected Europe, in particular the Mediterranean countries. Fire danger is influenced by weather in the short term, and by climate when considering longer time intervals. In this technical report, the emphasis is on the direct influence on fire danger of weather and climate.

  • Hiding from a warmer climate in the forest

    2018-01-11

    Global warming threatens forest plants adapted to cooler temperatures. An international team of scientists unravelled where these species could survive within colder spots in the same forest.

  • Agriculture at risk in Italy: the potential impacts of climate change

    2018-01-09

    The impacts of climate change might threaten agricultural productivity and food security in Italy. Those are the results of a study on a detailed dataset of 16,000 farms across Italy.

  • Trees' spring awakening is becoming less and less sensitive to altitude differences

    2017-12-26

    In the Swiss Alps the time lag between leafing of trees at high and low altitudes has shortened dramatically since the 1960s, due to climate warming. Researchers analysed more than 20,000 observations recorded in Switzerland.

  • PYRADAPT 2017: meeting and exchange on how the Pyrenees can adapt to the impacts of climate change

    2017-12-22

    The international colloquium PYRADAPT 2017 held in November in France, brought together 200 experts on climate change in mountain areas where topics on climate change impacts were discussed, such as the disappearance of 50% of the Pyrenees glaciers in the last 40 years.

  • Report published on the state of knowledge on climate change impacts for Ireland

    2017-12-07

    Ireland’s changing climate is projected to result in wide ranging economic and societal impacts. This report explains the impacts for Irish decision makers.

  • Forests facing climate change: the case study of Southern Europe

    2017-11-24

    Chestnut, the birch, the spruce could disappear on the most part of their historical European distribution. Beech, fir, larch, Scots pine, English and Sessile Oaks could experience negative impacts, partially compensated by suitability gain for others, according to research study covering territories of 18 European countries.

  • 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.