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  • Scientists alarmed by bark beetle boom

    01 Jul 2019

    Bark beetles are currently responsible for killing an unprecedented number of trees in forests across Europe and North America. Researchers are therefore urging to step up research into bark beetles; also in view of climate change.

  • Climate risk and the Norwegian economy

    01 Jul 2019

    A Commission appointed by the Norwegian government has assessed climate-related risk factors and the significance for the Norwegian economy.

  • Extreme climate events impact domestic and international agricultural prices

    21 Jun 2019

    This Joint Research Centre study investigated the effects of extreme climatic events on agricultural commodity markets. It shows that if historical events, such as the 2003 European heatwave, occurred in the near future, the economic impact would be visible not only on regional crop yields and prices but also on international markets.

  • Climate change puts pressure on Europe’s energy system

    19 Jun 2019

    All parts of Europe’s energy system, from availability of energy sources to energy consumption, are potentially vulnerable to climate change, according to a European Environment Agency report. To secure reliable supply of clean energy, Europe’s energy system needs to adapt and become more climate resilient.

  • Copernicus Climate Service (C3S) User Learning Services

    19 Jun 2019

    C3S User Learning Services offers high quality free eLearning resources supported by face-to-face training sessions on the use of climate data for climate adaptation challenges and on the use of the (Copernicus) Climate Data Store (CDS) toolbox. In total 30 face-to-face trainings sessions will be organized throughout Europe.

  • European droughts in 2018: a warning of things to come

    17 Jun 2019

    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.

  • Climate action urgently required to protect human health in Europe

    04 Jun 2019

    New report by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC): 'The imperative of climate action to protect human health in Europe' highlights an alarming range of health risks due to climate change and the benefits of rapid phase out of fossil fuels.

  • Climate neutral and climate resilient Alps 2050

    09 May 2019

    Climate was in the focus of the XV Alpine Conference in Innsbruck, Austria, on 4 April 2019, where a common declaration of the eight Alpine countries and the European Union was released, and two documents were approved setting the Alps on the path to climate neutrality and climate resiliency by 2050. All relevant policy information is available now in the new brochure 'Climate-neutral and Climate-resilient Alps 2050' published in English, German, Italian, French and Slovenian.

  • IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

    07 May 2019

    The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has launched in May 2019 the first global assessment on the state of ecosystems. According to the report, biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services are deteriorating worldwide at unprecedented rate due to human activities, and climate change is one of the direct drivers of this change in nature and human well-being.

  • European countries adaptation reporting under greenhouse gas MMR

    02 May 2019

    The European Union Greenhouse gas Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) Article 15 on Adaptation actions required Member States to complete the second reporting cycle in March 2019. The information provided is presented in the country pages of Climate-ADAPT. Similar information from non-EU EEA member countries is presented as well.