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  • Assessing climate change costs in Europe: the innovative approach of the COACCH project

    21 Feb 2018

    The recent started EU project COACCH, aiming at providing an improved downscaled assessment of the risks and costs of climate change in Europe, brings modelling teams in climate change impact assessment together with stakeholders to co-develop methods and analyses in an innovative research practice.

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

    15 Feb 2018

    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

    29 Jan 2018

    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

    17 Jan 2018

    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

    11 Jan 2018

    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

    09 Jan 2018

    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

    26 Dec 2017

    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

    22 Dec 2017

    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

    07 Dec 2017

    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

    24 Nov 2017

    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.