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  • New assessment reveals major climate risks to global food trade

    21 Sep 2021

    The recently published report 'Climate change, trade, and global food security - a global assessment of transboundary climate risks in agricultural commodity flows' by the Stockholm Environment Institute, reveals in detail the climate risks to global trade in major agricultural commodities, and concludes that they pose a serious European and global challenge.

  • Adapting to climate change impacts: Enhancing efforts ahead of COP26

    17 Sep 2021

    The 20th meeting of the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee (AC) concluded on 10 September and looking towards the UN Climate Change Conference COP26. Progress was made on the Committee’s work in promoting the implementation of enhanced action on adaptation under the Convention and the Paris Agreement, and supporting countries in their efforts to adapt to the effects of climate change. In particular, it adopted its flexible workplan for the years 2022-2024, and a report on considering methods to review overall progress made in achieving the Global Goal on Adaptation.

  • How seasonal climate forecasts can boost European wheat production

    10 Sep 2021

    Farmers and policymakers can reap benefits from taking seasonal weather forecasts into account when making decisions about wheat production. Flowering time can be reliably predicted already at the beginning of the growing season in Central and Eastern Europe. This emerges from a study by Joint Research Centre scientists recently published in 'Nature'.

  • First Baltic Sea Climate Change Fact Sheet shows latest scientific knowledge on climate change in the Baltic Sea

    09 Sep 2021

    To provide a better understanding of the effects of climate change in the Baltic Sea, Baltic Earth and HELCOM have recently published the first Baltic Sea Climate Change Fact Sheet. The publication compiles the latest available science in the region indicating that the water temperature and sea level will rise in the Baltic Sea, and sea ice cover will decrease.

  • Climate change and its impact on lung health: a focus on Europe

    07 Sep 2021

    The Economist Intelligence Unit has published a white paper on “Climate change and its impact on lung health: a focus on Europe”. This research summarises the direct and indirect evidence that links climate change to lung health and maps out policy priorities to prevent and curb the effects of climate change on lung health.

  • Reduced flood risks for over 1,300 people living along Slovenian rivers

    01 Sep 2021

    To prevent floodings, as Slovenia had experienced in the past, a series of measures have been taken along the rivers Meža and Mislinja as part of a project, funded by the EU Regional Policy, carried out by the Slovenian Water Agency. The project will help to ensure a 100-year flood protection in the urban areas and agricultural areas included in the project.

  • European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA 2021) - Rewatch the events

    01 Sep 2021

    The 5th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference ‘Bringing adaptation solutions to life’, was held online. The theme of the conference was inspiring climate adaptation action today for a resilient future. A series of nine webinars was organised from 25 May to 10 June, in the run-up to a high-level event on 22 June.

  • Official governmental reporting on national adaptation actions per country with more detailed information now online

    30 Aug 2021

    The Climate-ADAPT country profiles were previously updated in 2019. The information was based on reporting according to the EU ‘Monitoring Mechanism Regulation’. The current country profiles display information on national adaptation actions reported by EU member states under Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action. Now, comprehensive and detailed information on EU Member State’s national climate change adaptation planning and strategies, and implemented and planned actions to facilitate adaptation to climate change is available on the Climate-ADAPT.

  • New method to assess climate risks to real estate

    13 Aug 2021

    Together with various real estate parties, the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, and Climate Adaptation Services are working on a standard approach to assess the physical climate risk for real estate portfolios. A standard approach is desirable to create a level playing field in which there is transparency about the method and data used, and the assumptions underlying them.

  • Main results of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report presented: Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying

    09 Aug 2021

    The IPCC is currently producing its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which consists of contributions from the three IPCC Working Groups and a Synthesis Report. The Working Group I contribution was published, and the main results were presented in a press conference on 9 August 2021. This report will be a key contribution to the UNFCCC COP26, which is starting in less than three months.