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  • 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.

  • PYRADAPT 2017: meeting and exchange on how the Pyrenees can adapt to the impacts of climate change

    2017-12-22

    The international colloquium PYRADAPT 2017 held in November in France, brought together 200 experts on climate change in mountain areas where topics on climate change impacts were discussed, such as the disappearance of 50% of the Pyrenees glaciers in the last 40 years.

  • Report published on the state of knowledge on climate change impacts for Ireland

    2017-12-07

    Ireland’s changing climate is projected to result in wide ranging economic and societal impacts. This report explains the impacts for Irish decision makers.

  • Forests facing climate change: the case study of Southern Europe

    2017-11-24

    Chestnut, the birch, the spruce could disappear on the most part of their historical European distribution. Beech, fir, larch, Scots pine, English and Sessile Oaks could experience negative impacts, partially compensated by suitability gain for others, according to research study covering territories of 18 European countries.

  • Restoring floodplains and wetlands offer value-for-money solution to river flooding

    2017-11-21

    Investing in ‘green infrastructure’ like restoring floodplains or wetlands to bolster flood prevention generates more environmental and socio-economic benefits, and lowers the amount of financial investment needed to defend against damaging floods, according to an EEA report.

  • The Walloon ‘Adapt your city’ approach

    2017-11-09

    The Walloon region has developed a tool to help cities and municipalities to evaluate their vulnerability and to take actions to adapt to climate change impacts on their territory.

  • Hundred actions to face climate change in the Alps

    2017-11-02

    The Alpine Climate Board has carried out a stock-taking of climate action in the Alps over the past few years. 100 activities have been reported, with a balanced focus on adaptation and mitigation. On this basis, a first set of recommendations was issued.

  • Report published on assessing adaptation knowledge in Europe

    2017-11-01

    This report is based on a knowledge assessment study designed to synthesize the frameworks, processes and methods being used to assess vulnerability in Europe. It describes the concepts and definitions covering impacts, vulnerability, risk, resilience and adaptive capacity.

  • Second Hamburg Climate Report published

    2017-10-24

    The report sheds light on the necessary responses to climate change in Northern Germany. With key issues such as temperature, risen by approximately 1.4 degrees Celsius since 1881; increased amount of precipitation, while dry spells in spring now last longer than they did a few decades ago.

  • Outlook on climate change adaptation in the Carpathian mountains

    2017-10-19

    Rising temperatures and changing precipitation threatens valuable ecosystems in the Carpathian mountains. This report will serve as a practical companion for local, regional and national policy makers seeking to protect the fragile mountain ecosystems and the people who depend on them.