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  • Investments in climate services for agriculture and food security outweigh costs

    2019-12-03

    Weather and climate services are vital for sustainable development and climate change adaptation. The benefits of investment greatly outweigh the cost, and yet the capacity to deliver and access these services is uneven and inadequate, according to an inaugural report on the State of Climate Services.

  • EEA’s report 'The European environment - state and outlook 2020' released

    2019-12-03

    EEA latest ‘State of the Environment’ report states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency. The report also says, there is reason for hope, amid increased public awareness of the need to shift to a sustainable future, technological innovations, growing community initiatives and stepped up EU action like the European Green Deal.

  • New book "Renaturing Cities" for urban planners

    2019-12-02

    The Province of Barcelona published a book to support public stakeholders involved in urban planning and management in the application of naturalisation strategies and measures on urban green spaces in their cities. Accessible in English, Spanish and Catalan.

  • Evaluation of the German Adaptation Strategy: Results and Methodology

    2019-12-02

    This report presents the concept for the evaluation and further development of the national German adaptation strategy (DAS), a description of the survey instruments that shall be used and a detailed description on how the concept was developed.

  • Climate change in Germany: New monitoring report illustrates far-reaching impact

    2019-11-26

    The second monitoring report by the Federal Government says the average air temperature in Germany rose by 1.5 degrees between 1881 and 2018, with a 0.3-degree increase over the last five years alone. The effects include more health risks caused by heat stress, a rise in the average surface temperature of the North Sea, and heavier fluctuations in agricultural yields.

  • EU invests €240 million for nature, environment and climate action

    2019-11-13

    More than 120 new projects will be funded under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, helping Europe shift to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. Approximately €240 million will go to projects in the fields of nature and biodiversity, environment and resource efficiency, and climate action, mobilising additional investments in these areas.

  • High-level synthesis report of latest climate science information released

    2019-11-12

    The Science Advisory Group to UN Climate Action Summit 2019 have convened the report 'United in Science' to assemble the key scientific findings of recent work undertaken by major partner organizations in the domain of global climate change research, including the World Meteorological Organization, UN Environment, Global Carbon Project, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Future Earth, Earth League and the Global Framework for Climate Services.

  • A new Climate Adaptation Game

    2019-11-05

    The Climate Adaptation Game, released by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, aims to develop better understanding for the effects of climate change, and how to meet the challenges it brings. The game can be used in education for sustainable development, or in various contexts within climate change adaptation.

  • New publication presents LIFE projects on adaptation in agriculture and forestry

    2019-11-04

    Under the title 'Ready, Steady, Green!', this publication presents a number of LIFE-funded projects which test and implement innovative ways of adapting European agriculture and forestry to climate change.

  • MedECC released a preliminary assessment of risk associated to climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean region

    2019-11-01

    This assessment has been undertaken by the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC) supported by the Union for the Mediterranean and Plan Bleu (UN Environment/MAP Regional Activity Center). This preliminary report also includes results of discussions among MedECC scientists during workshops and meetings, which have been taken place since 2016.