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

    14 Oct 2020

    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

    14 Oct 2020

    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.

  • When floods strike, the EU LIFE programme is there to help

    12 Oct 2020

    In Europe, floods are on the rise due to climate change. These extreme weather events often result in human tragedy, loss of life and economic losses. The environment also suffers with wildlife habitats being destroyed and water bodies being polluted. Several LIFE projects are working hard to alleviate the situation.

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

    12 Oct 2020

    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

    09 Oct 2020

    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.

  • New LIFE climate action projects: applicants seek nearly €500 million in EU funding

    07 Oct 2020

    In response to the EU LIFE programme’s 2020 call for climate action projects, the European Commission has received 258 new proposals. This represents a 55% rise on last year’s figures. It also shows a growing commitment to tackle and adapt to climate change. Applicants come from all Member States and the proposed projects have an estimated total cost of approximately €978 million.

  • Horizon 2020 projects added on Climate-ADAPT

    02 Oct 2020

    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

    01 Oct 2020

    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

    17 Sep 2020

    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

    11 Sep 2020

    According to this report of the National Climate Commission, climate change in Belgium will mainly be felt through heat waves, floods and droughts. Warmer and more humid summers, and milder and humid 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.