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  • Quinoa handle dry conditions and shifting temperatures

    2018-12-17

    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

    2018-12-11

    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

    2018-12-10

    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

    2018-12-03

    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

    2018-11-30

    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

    2018-11-29

    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

    2018-11-28

    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.

  • Publication released on 'Strengthening coherence between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction'

    2018-11-28

    This brief communication builds up the EEA report ”Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe: enhancing coherence of the knowledge base, policies and practices“, and reviews several ways for how coherence and resilience can be built through knowledge sharing, collaboration and investments.

  • EU project RESIN has developed tools and methods for urban adaptation

    2018-11-27

    The recently concluded RESIN project has developed three practical tools and methods, along with an overarching decision support framework, to aid cities in understanding climate risk, and in designing and implementing climate adaptation strategies for their local contexts.

  • Climate action improves air quality and helping us grow more food

    2018-11-22

    A new EU Joint Research Centre study finds that the air quality improvements stemming from currently pledged energy and climate policies can prevent more than 71,000 premature deaths annually by 2030 and significantly increase agricultural crop yields.