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  • Global warming poses substantial flood risk increase for Central and Western Europe

    29 Jan 2018

    Europe is expected to see a considerable increase in flood risk in coming years, even under an optimistic climate change scenario of 1.5°C warming compared to pre-industrial levels.

  • Report on forest fire danger extremes in Europe under climate change

    17 Jan 2018

    In recent years, large forest fires have repeatedly affected Europe, in particular the Mediterranean countries. Fire danger is influenced by weather in the short term, and by climate when considering longer time intervals. In this technical report, the emphasis is on the direct influence on fire danger of weather and climate.

  • Hiding from a warmer climate in the forest

    11 Jan 2018

    Global warming threatens forest plants adapted to cooler temperatures. An international team of scientists unravelled where these species could survive within colder spots in the same forest.

  • Agriculture at risk in Italy: the potential impacts of climate change

    09 Jan 2018

    The impacts of climate change might threaten agricultural productivity and food security in Italy. Those are the results of a study on a detailed dataset of 16,000 farms across Italy.

  • Trees' spring awakening is becoming less and less sensitive to altitude differences

    26 Dec 2017

    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

    22 Dec 2017

    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

    07 Dec 2017

    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

    24 Nov 2017

    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

    21 Nov 2017

    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

    09 Nov 2017

    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.