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  • Climate change undermines the safety of buildings and infrastructure in Europe

    2020-10-14

    Higher temperatures will accelerate corrosion of buildings, and will expose infrastructure to higher stresses, thus undermining the safety of constructions. Researchers of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and members of the scientific network established by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, co-authored two studies, suggesting a review of the EU standards for structural design.

  • The Netherlands in 2120, a vision to adapt to climate change

    2020-10-14

    Wageningen University & Research has drafted a vision on what it believes a climate-proof Netherlands could look like in 2120. Green cities, circular agriculture, and more forests, water and swamps are feasible in 100 year from now. Similar vision building will be used for European purposes as well in the future.

  • Europe urgently needs to step up adaptation to climate change impacts

    2020-10-12

    Despite the increasing awareness of climate change impacts and the need to adapt, many of Europe’s cities and towns are struggling to handle the impacts of heatwaves, severe droughts and destructive floods. Two new European Environment Agency (EEA) reports stress the urgent need for action to improve adaptation and resilience at local and national government levels.

  • Climate risk drivers, hazards, and consequences in the Baltic Sea Region

    2020-10-09

    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.

  • Mid-term evaluation of Finland's National Climate Change Adaptation Plan

    2020-10-02

    The aim of the Finland National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2022, published in 2014, is to ensure that the Finnish society has the capacity to manage the risks associated with climate change and to adapt to it. This review assesses the status of the plan's implementation and identifies needs for future development.

  • Horizon 2020 projects added on Climate-ADAPT

    2020-10-02

    Three ongoing and four recently finalized Horizon 2020 projects have been added to Climate-ADAPT’s catalogue of highlighted Research and Innovation Projects. The recently published projects include: CASCADES, CLARITY, ClimeFish, NAIAD, SOCLIMPACT, ThinkNature, and URBAN GreenUp.

  • Nights warming faster than days across much of the planet

    2020-10-01

    Global warming is affecting daytime and night-time temperatures differently, and greater night-time warming is more common than greater daytime warming worldwide, UK research shows.

  • Marine heatwaves are human made

    2020-09-17

    Heatwaves in the world’s oceans have become over 20 times more frequent due to human influence on the climate. This is what researchers from the Oeschger Centre for Climate Research at the University of Bern are now able to prove. Ambitious climate goals are the only way to prevent the irreversible loss of some of the most valuable marine ecosystems.

  • Evaluation of the socio-economic impact of climate change in Belgium

    2020-09-11

    According to this report, climate change in Belgium will mainly be felt through heat waves, floods and droughts. Warmer and drier summers, and milder and wetter winters are becoming normal. These impacts will affect a large number of sectors, resulting in major costs but also benefits, with costs dominating strongly. Well-considered and fair adaptation measures are required.

  • Get involved in EU Missions

    2020-09-11

    Citizens get the opportunity to react to ideas that came out from the citizen engagement deliberative events on the respective Missions that have taken (and still are taking) place over the summer. Therefore, a call runs from 1st September to 14th September 2020. Ideas can be written in English, German and French. The results of the project will be announced on 22 September during the European Research and Innovation Days 2020.