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  • 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.

  • Scientists alarmed by bark beetle boom

    2019-07-01

    Bark beetles are currently responsible for killing an unprecedented number of trees in forests across Europe and North America. Researchers are therefore urging to step up research into bark beetles; also in view of climate change.

  • Climate risk and the Norwegian economy

    2019-07-01

    A Commission appointed by the Norwegian government has assessed climate-related risk factors and the significance for the Norwegian economy.

  • Extreme climate events impact domestic and international agricultural prices

    2019-06-21

    This Joint Research Centre study investigated the effects of extreme climatic events on agricultural commodity markets. It shows that if historical events, such as the 2003 European heatwave, occurred in the near future, the economic impact would be visible not only on regional crop yields and prices but also on international markets.

  • Climate change puts pressure on Europe’s energy system

    2019-06-19

    All parts of Europe’s energy system, from availability of energy sources to energy consumption, are potentially vulnerable to climate change, according to a European Environment Agency report. To secure reliable supply of clean energy, Europe’s energy system needs to adapt and become more climate resilient.

  • Copernicus Climate Service (C3S) User Learning Services

    2019-06-19

    C3S User Learning Services offers high quality free eLearning resources supported by face-to-face training sessions on the use of climate data for climate adaptation challenges and on the use of the (Copernicus) Climate Data Store (CDS) toolbox. In total 30 face-to-face trainings sessions will be organized throughout Europe.

  • European droughts in 2018: a warning of things to come

    2019-06-17

    A recent Joint Research Centre article warns that the extreme drought conditions that affected central and northern Europe's 2018 spring/summer growing season could become the norm within 25 years, and calls for innovative adaptation measures to deal with extremes.

  • Climate action urgently required to protect human health in Europe

    2019-06-04

    New report by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC): 'The imperative of climate action to protect human health in Europe' highlights an alarming range of health risks due to climate change and the benefits of rapid phase out of fossil fuels.