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  • LIFE launches 2018 call for action grants

    2018-04-19

    The EU’s LIFE programme has launched its 2018 call for proposals, supporting projects that protect the environment and tackle the impacts of climate change. The total budget for project action grants in this year's call is 397 million €. Of this, 80 million € is foreseen for the sub-programme for Climate Action.

  • Young Academics Award of the Alpine Convention: Call for Applications

    2018-04-10

    The fourth edition of the Young Academics Award of the Alpine Convention focuses on a key aspect for climate change adaptation: Sustainable water management in the Alps. Outstanding Master theses on the topic will be rewarded. Applications are open until 31 October 2018.

  • European State of the Climate 2017

    2018-04-10

    The Copernicus Services on Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring have presented the European State of the Climate 2017, covering two main themes: the Climate in 2017 (annual and seasonal climate of last year in comparison with the 1981-2010 climate reference period) and the Headline Climate Indicators (long-term key indicators for global and regional climate change). The report was presented on 10 April 2018 at the European Parliament.

  • New guide will help municipalities in Sweden with adaptation to climate change

    2018-04-04

    Many Swedish municipalities have not yet started working with adaptation to a changing climate. A new guide will make it easier to start and run the climate adaptation work. It provides checklists for appropriate measures for different actions or processes.

  • RAMSES project results on impact of research on adaptation to climate change in cities

    2018-02-26

    RAMSES, a five-year EU project concluded in September 2017, research results are summarized in a final report: analysed structural features of cities, and developed tools, such as an innovative urban climate model to be applied to Antwerp, London, and Bilbao.

  • Report on forest fire danger extremes in Europe under climate change

    2018-01-17

    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.

  • Agriculture at risk in Italy: the potential impacts of climate change

    2018-01-09

    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

    2017-12-26

    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.

  • EEA Report Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

    2017-10-17

    Reducing the impacts of dangerous weather- and climate-related events and at the same time adapting to a changing climate have become top priorities for the European Union. The report presents 10 key natural hazards in Europe, including heatwaves, heavy precipitation, river floods, windstorms, landslides, droughts, forest fires, avalanches, hail and storm surges.

  • What a lake’s color can tell about its condition in times of climate change

    2017-09-21

    With the help of satellite observations from 188 lakes worldwide, scientists have shown that the warming of large lakes amplifies their color. Lakes which are green due to their high phytoplankton content tend to become greener in warm years as phytoplankton content increases.