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  • 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.

  • Hundred actions to face climate change in the Alps

    02 Nov 2017

    The Alpine Climate Board has carried out a stock-taking of climate action in the Alps over the past few years. 100 activities have been reported, with a balanced focus on adaptation and mitigation. On this basis, a first set of recommendations was issued.

  • Report published on assessing adaptation knowledge in Europe

    01 Nov 2017

    This report is based on a knowledge assessment study designed to synthesize the frameworks, processes and methods being used to assess vulnerability in Europe. It describes the concepts and definitions covering impacts, vulnerability, risk, resilience and adaptive capacity.

  • Second Hamburg Climate Report published

    24 Oct 2017

    The report sheds light on the necessary responses to climate change in Northern Germany. With key issues such as temperature, risen by approximately 1.4 degrees Celsius since 1881; increased amount of precipitation, while dry spells in spring now last longer than they did a few decades ago.

  • Outlook on climate change adaptation in the Carpathian mountains

    19 Oct 2017

    Rising temperatures and changing precipitation threatens valuable ecosystems in the Carpathian mountains. This report will serve as a practical companion for local, regional and national policy makers seeking to protect the fragile mountain ecosystems and the people who depend on them.

  • EEA Report Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

    17 Oct 2017

    Reducing the impacts of dangerous weather- and climate-related events and at the same time adapting to a changing climate have become top priorities for the European Union. The report presents 10 key natural hazards in Europe, including heatwaves, heavy precipitation, river floods, windstorms, landslides, droughts, forest fires, avalanches, hail and storm surges.

  • New map data depict regional climate change after a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees

    12 Oct 2017

    Global warming is not evenly distributed around the Earth; for example land areas warm up faster than sea areas. The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) can present unique data which depict regional climate change after a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees.

  • What a lake’s color can tell about its condition in times of climate change

    21 Sep 2017

    With the help of satellite observations from 188 lakes worldwide, scientists have shown that the warming of large lakes amplifies their color. Lakes which are green due to their high phytoplankton content tend to become greener in warm years as phytoplankton content increases.