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EEA briefing: Climate change adaptation is key to avoid disruption of EU agricultural commodities imports
Climate change is projected to affect agriculture in Europe, altering growing conditions, production patterns and yields, with impacts on prices, trade and regional markets, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing: 'Global climate change impacts and the supply of agricultural commodities to Europe’. Stepping up European Union support for international adaptation, together with trade diversification are key actions the EU can take to lessen the impacts of climate change on agricultural trade.
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European droughts in 2018: a warning of things to come
A recent Joint Research Centre article warns that the extreme drought conditions that affected central and northern Europe's 2018 spring/summer growing season could become the norm within 25 years, and calls for innovative adaptation measures to deal with extremes.
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Outlook on climate change adaptation in the Carpathian mountains
Rising temperatures and changing precipitation threatens valuable ecosystems in the Carpathian mountains. This report will serve as a practical companion for local, regional and national policy makers seeking to protect the fragile mountain ecosystems and the people who depend on them.
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Global temperature rise of 2°C doubles the population exposed to multiple climate risks compared to a 1.5°C rise
Research identifying climate vulnerability hotspots has found that the number of people affected by multiple climate change risks could double if the global temperature rises by 2 degrees C, compared to a rise of 1.5 degrees C.
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Final report of the PESETA III project released: climate change and the human and economic outlook for Europeans
If warming rises more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and no adequate adaptation measures are implemented, Europe is in danger of being exposed to more frequent and intense extreme weather conditions. This result comes from an assessment of the impact of climate change on Europe's economy, society and environment.
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Climate change damaging male fertility of insects
Research reveals that heatwaves damage sperm in insects, with negative impacts for fertility across generations. Male infertility during heatwaves could help to explain why climate change is having such an impact on species populations, including climate-related extinctions in recent years.
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Climate action improves air quality and helping us grow more food
A new EU Joint Research Centre study finds that the air quality improvements stemming from currently pledged energy and climate policies can prevent more than 71,000 premature deaths annually by 2030 and significantly increase agricultural crop yields.
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Many major German companies underestimate the risks of climate change
The consequences of climate change pose economic risks for companies. A study by the German Environment Agency (UBA) shows that only about half of the companies, noted on the German stock market, report publicly on these risks. None of the 100 largest companies studied provides information on whether the corporate strategy is resilient to stronger climate change.
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Climate risk drivers, hazards, and consequences in the Baltic Sea Region
The EU project Community Safety Action for Supporting Climate Adaption and Development (CASCADE) reports an overview on the climate risks drivers, hazards and consequences in the Baltic Sea Region. The report illustrates cascading consequences of climate hazards for the region by collecting local examples.
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