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  • Mountain adaptation: Vulnerable peaks and people

    21 Dec 2018

    The Mountain Adaptation Synthesis Report published by UNEP and GRID-Arendal was launched at the International Mountain Day, as side event during the UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice in December 2018. The situations in mountain areas worldwide differ vastly, but they share a particularly high vulnerability and common adaptation focus.

  • Booklet from EU climate change projects on risks and impacts of global warming released

    19 Dec 2018

    Science, research and innovation are key to the EU’s fight against climate change and the implementation of the Paris and other international agreement. This booklet provides information from EU-funded projects on high-end climate change risks, impacts of global warming above 1.5 / 2°C and the costs and benefits of adaptation.

  • Climate change abroad also affects the national economies

    17 Dec 2018

    The German Environment Agency has completed a first-ever study of the climate risks for international trade relations. The study claims that the risks of climate change occurring abroad affect Germany's economy to at least the same extent as it does foreign economies. Six per cent (55 billion euros) of Germany’s imports and four per cent of its exports are tied to twelve countries or regions which are considered particularly vulnerable to climate change.

  • Quinoa handle dry conditions and shifting temperatures

    17 Dec 2018

    The South American crop quinoa is suited to dry conditions and with a new cultivated variety, it can also be grown in Sweden. It is being tested by farmers in the southern part of Sweden, where longer periods of drought and higher temperatures await in a changed climate.

  • Modern Greenland ice sheet melt unprecedented since age of industrialisation

    11 Dec 2018

    Current melting at the surface of the Greenland ice sheet is unprecedented for at least the last three-and-a-half centuries. That is what a group of climate researchers from the US, Belgium and the Netherlands report in the journal Nature, based on melt records from three ice cores drilled in central west Greenland.

  • Cooperation is key to improve climate change adaptation across Europe’s border regions

    10 Dec 2018

    Europe’s border regions and shared maritime areas are facing increased negative impacts due to climate change, but countries and regions responsible for these areas are already taking action at transnational scale to adapt to these impacts according to a European Environment Agency briefing.

  • Climate change adaptation of major infrastructure projects

    03 Dec 2018

    DG REGIO commissioned a stock-taking of available resources to assist the development of climate resilient infrastructure covering the transport, urban development, energy, water and waste sectors, following seven study criteria: data availability, guidance, methodologies, tools, design standards, system and legal framework, and institutional capacity. The study’s final report includes a general and a country-specific part with project examples for each Member State.

  • Katowice Climate Change Conference: 2-14 December 2018

    30 Nov 2018

    Follow on this conference website the activities, talks, statements and press releases during the COP24 / CMP14 / CMA1.3 meetings, held in Katowice, Poland.

  • WHO report published on public health and climate change adaptation policies in the EU

    29 Nov 2018

    The WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Commission have developed a project to analyse health policies to address adaptation to climate change in EU countries and to compile a selection of good practice case studies. This report includes the findings and a review of past trends and future projections of selected weather- and climate-related hazards, including their health impacts.

  • European Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050

    28 Nov 2018

    The EC adopted a strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy by 2050: 'A Clean Planet for all'. The strategy shows how Europe can lead the way to climate neutrality by investing into realistic technological solutions, empowering citizens, and aligning action in key areas such as industrial policy, finance, or research.