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  • Taming wildfires in the context of climate change

    19 Jun 2023

    This OECD report provides a global assessment and outlook on wildfire risk in the context of climate change. It underlines the urgent need for governments to scale up climate change adaptation efforts to limit future wildfire costs.

  • What could the summer bring? Is extreme weather the new normal?

    14 Jun 2023

    The new EEA product ‘Extreme summer weather in a changing climate: is Europe prepared’ looks at the main summer weather extremes that have increasingly impacted the European population, economy and nature. Users can explore interactive maps and charts information on heatwaves, floods, droughts and wildfires, and the rise of climate-sensitive diseases like dengue fever.

  • Monitoring report on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in an European context

    06 Jun 2023

    The analysis in this publication builds on the EU Sustainable Development Goals indicator set, developed in cooperation with a large number of stakeholders. The report also covers progress on climate action, including on adaptation to climate change. Among others, this 2023 edition also analyses the impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic during 2022 and the beginning of 2023 that are visible in Eurostat’s official statistics.

  • The EU 2022 wildfire season was the second worst on record

    06 Jun 2023

    Last year, wildfires in 45 observed countries burnt an area about the size of Montenegro, hitting Natura 2000 protected sites hard. This year, France has already surpassed its annual average of fire-ravaged area.

  • ETC CA paper ‘Just resilience for Europe: Towards measuring just resilience in climate change adaptation

    31 May 2023

    This technical paper of the European Topic Centre on Climate Change Adaptation and LULUCF (ETC/CA), supporting the work of the EEA on just resilience, explores options for a systematic and transparent framework to capture the progress on just resilience policies in the EU. It also offers a structured overview of justice-related impacts, risks, and interventions based on current science and policies.

  • European State of the Climate report published

    25 May 2023

    The 2022 release of the European State of the Climate (ESOTC) report, compiled by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Commission, was published. It provides a detailed analysis of the past calendar year, with descriptions of climate conditions and events, and explores the associated variations in key climate variables from across all parts of the Earth system. The ESOTC also gives updates on the long-term trends of key climate indicators.

  • Overview on good practice of for rainwater harvesting and reuse of grey water in the water management sector

    24 May 2023

    Based on the ‘Adaptation to Climate Change of Water Resources project’ project, the General Directorate of Water Management of Turkey’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has published a brochure with an overview on good practice of for rainwater harvesting and reuse of grey water in the water management sector.

  • Extreme heat, widespread drought typify European climate in 2022

    12 May 2023

    Last year, Europe experienced its hottest summer and second warmest year on record, according to the 2022 edition of the Copernicus Climate Change Service’s (C3S) European State of the Climate (ESOTC) report. Globally, the last eight years have been the warmest on record, while in recent decades Europe has warmed faster overall than other continents.

  • Empowering regions and regional change makers: REGILIENCE's Open Training Sessions for co-designing climate resilience pathways

    11 May 2023

    The EU funded project REGILIENCE is providing a series of training sessions clustered in two cycles for European regions and communities within so-called Open Training Sessions (OTS). The OST objective is to inform interested European regions and regional actors about available support and technical solutions for adaptation.

  • European Climate Data Explorer upgraded and with new improved functionalities

    11 May 2023

    The European Climate Data Explorer, offering access to climate indices provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service, is now presenting reanalysis indices for historical and present time, harmonised calculation of indicators, new water-related indicators, and offers more interactive and user-friendly visualisation options.