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

    17 Jun 2019

    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

    04 Jun 2019

    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.

  • Climate neutral and climate resilient Alps 2050

    09 May 2019

    Climate was in the focus of the XV Alpine Conference in Innsbruck, Austria, on 4 April 2019, where a common declaration of the eight Alpine countries and the European Union was released, and two documents were approved setting the Alps on the path to climate neutrality and climate resiliency by 2050. All relevant policy information is available now in the new brochure 'Climate-neutral and Climate-resilient Alps 2050' published in English, German, Italian, French and Slovenian.

  • IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

    07 May 2019

    The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has launched in May 2019 the first global assessment on the state of ecosystems. According to the report, biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services are deteriorating worldwide at unprecedented rate due to human activities, and climate change is one of the direct drivers of this change in nature and human well-being.

  • European countries adaptation reporting under greenhouse gas MMR

    02 May 2019

    The European Union Greenhouse gas Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) Article 15 on Adaptation actions required Member States to complete the second reporting cycle in March 2019. The information provided is presented in the country pages of Climate-ADAPT. Similar information from non-EU EEA member countries is presented as well.

  • European State of the Climate 2018

    29 Apr 2019

    The European State of the Climate 2018, compiled by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Union, gives a general description of the year as a whole; the heat records and extreme rain falls almost across Europe, and a view of the weather events in the European part of the Arctic region.

  • Policy brief on weather worries

    29 Apr 2019

    The EU project PLACARD has released its policy brief on how the European Union can manage the risks of climate extremes.

  • Turkey organised its first international conference on local climate action

    25 Apr 2019

    This international conference aimed to provide information on Turkey’s current situation regarding the climate change, recent international studies and developments following COP 24, climate change policies at local level.

  • How to become a climate chef and avoid disasters?

    23 Apr 2019

    The PLACARD interchange recipe book for making stories can help you to get people engaged and work towards a climate-proof and disaster resilient society.

  • Which impacts had the German Adaptation Strategy on cities and communities?

    17 Apr 2019

    A new study commissioned by the German Environment Agency (UBA) gives answers to questions that were raised in an online survey, workshop and expert interviews. The results give advice for the further development of the German Adaptation Strategy.