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  • Climate Change Affects Floods in Europe

    2019-08-29

    A large international research has demonstrated for the first time that climate change has an impact on the magnitude of river floods. However, it does not have the same effect on floods everywhere: In northwestern Europe, floods are becoming increasingly severe, in southern and eastern Europe flood magnitudes mostly tend to decrease.

  • Survey launched on use of the C3S Climate Data Store

    2019-08-15

    The Climate Adaptation Partnership under the Urban Agenda has developed a public survey. This survey has been set up to establish how cities and municipalities can effectively use the climate data made available via the Climate Data Store (CDS) of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) to develop their climate adaptation plans. Based on this survey, training sessions will be set up, tailored to the needs of cities.

  • Joint report between EEA, JRC and DG Environment: Strategic Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Restoration

    2019-08-12

    The report analyses data and tools for mapping and measuring green infrastructure and ecosystem services, with case demonstrations looking into climate change adaptation.

  • Heatwaves test the limits of energy and water systems in Europe

    2019-08-12

    Heatwaves are affecting the supply of water, which is essential for cooling power plants and for the production of fuels and hydropower. A Joint Research Centre analysis proposes actions for addressing this kind of problems in EU energy and water policies.

  • IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

    2019-08-09

    The IPCC launched on 8 August the Special Report on Climate Change and Land, which assesses interlinkages between climate change effects and desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. The Summary for Policy Makers, as well as the full report, are available on the IPCC website.

  • ClimCards: Alpine climate in your hands

    2019-07-17

    ClimCards, a card game released by the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, focuses on achieving different targets for climate change adaptation and mitigation in the Alps, through policy or individual actions, while various unexpected events keep occurring. This game is suitable for 3-6 players of 10 years+ and available in English, German, French, Italian and Slovenian.

  • Launch of the new Belgium national web portal on adaptation

    2019-07-12

    To find out information about adaptation to climate change in Belgium, the National Climate Commission has developed a new web portal as part of the implementation of the National Adaptation Plan. The portal aims to provide available information about climate change (observations, scenarios, impacts), adaptation policies, vulnerabilities and adaptation measures in 14 sectors.

  • June 2019 was the warmest June on record both for Europe and the globe

    2019-07-12

    Over most of Europe, the average temperature in June 2019 was higher than the 1981-2010 average for the month and it was particularly warm over parts of central and eastern Europe. Around the middle of the month temperature records were broken in eastern Europe. Western and central Europe experienced a short, but intense heatwave during the last week of the month.

  • Societies worldwide have become more resilient to climate disasters

    2019-07-10

    Societies worldwide have become more resilient to climate disasters, but climate change is likely to result in an unprecedented rise in climate extremes, which will challenge the climate resilience and adaptive capacity of our societies.

  • Knowledge and management of transnational climate change risks in selected countries

    2019-07-05

    This report is written by the EY project on behalf of the Norwegian Environment Agency, and examines how transnational physical climate change risks are managed in a selection of European countries and in the private sector in general. The report provides input on how public and private actors in Norway can continue their work on transnational climate change risks.