General Climate News

Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100, according to a new study.
European Commission Joint Research Centre, Monday 13 August 2018
C3S Training Programme on the use of the Climate Data Store: Now recruiting participants and local trainers Are you working or interested in Climate Change Adaptation Issues and searching for information about our past, current and future climate? The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) is offering a user learning service about how to use the Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS) to assess climate change impact.
Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), Wednesday 1 August 2018
More plants and less snow at high elevation in the French Alps Satellite images taken over a 30-year period have shown that a French national park in the Alps has become greener with more vegetation, as snow cover disappears under a changing climate.
Science for Environment Policy: European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, Thursday 19 July 2018
Scientists lack vital knowledge on rapid Arctic climate change Arctic climate change research relies on field measurements and samples that are too scarce, and patchy at best, according to a comprehensive review study. The researchers looked at thousands of scientific studies, and found that around 30% of cited studies were clustered around only two research stations in the vast Arctic region.
Lund University, Wednesday 18 July 2018
Article on held Spanish seminars on impacts and adaptation in relation to climate change within the insurance industry In 2017, amongst the start of the LIFE-SHARA project, seminars were held to present the relationship between extreme weather phenomena and climate change in Spain and its impacts on the insurance industry; outcomes are reported in this article.
Spanish National Centre for Environmental Education, Tuesday 17 July 2018
A scientist's final paper looks toward Earth's future climate A final scientific paper reveals new insights into one of the most complex challenges of Earth's climate: understanding and predicting future atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases and the role of the ocean and land in determining those levels.
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center , Tuesday 17 July 2018
New training workshop in Austria for climate change adaptation Climate change impacts are most visible at the local level and thus, requiring adaptation actions. For this purpose, participants were trained as climate adaptation counsellors for Austrian municipalities. The Austrian Environment Agency acted as a moderator and guide and was responsible for the organization of the course.
Austrian Environment Agency, Tuesday 10 July 2018
Global warming may be twice what climate models predict Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six meters or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries.
University of New South Wales, Thursday 5 July 2018
Trees with grassy areas soften summer heat Trees cool their environment and "heat islands" in large cities benefit from it. However, the degree of cooling depends greatly on the tree species and the local conditions. In a German study two species of urban trees were compared.
Technical University of Munich, Wednesday 4 July 2018
Higher ambition needed to meet Paris climate targets With current climate policies and efforts to increase clean power generation, the remaining use of fossil fuels in industry, transport and heating in buildings will cause enough CO2 emissions to push climate targets out of reach.
EC Joint Research Centre, Wednesday 4 July 2018
Adapting to climate change: how to make it possible? How is it possible to make climate change adaptation not only more effective but also politically and institutionally viable? How can we increase the factual support from the science to the policy making community?
CMCC, Friday 29 June 2018
SHARA project is boosting climate change adaptation in Spain and Portugal The LIFE SHARA project actions involve strengthening the Spanish adaptation knowledge platform (AdapteCCa), capacity building, and awareness raising on climate change adaptation. Its final objective is to strengthen the governance of adaptation and increase the resilience against climate change in Spain and Portugal.
SHARA project, Monday 25 June 2018
Climate Adaptation Partnership Action Plan: public feedback launched The public feedback of the Partnership on Climate Adaptation, with its objectives to anticipate on the adverse effects of climate change and take appropriate action to prevent damage to Urban Areas, under the EU Urban Agenda was launched on 22 June 2018. Anyone can contribute to the actions from the Draft Action Plan until 17 August 2018.
European Commission, Monday 25 June 2018
How cities can respond to heat waves and heavy rains; German creative projects show how it is done The winners of Blauer Kompass 2018 contest on handling the impacts of climate change in Germany are known: an innovative urban sewage system; an educational programme on climate change for trainees; a project to green a city neighbourhood, and a shade provider operated with photovoltaic modules.
German Environment Agency, Friday 22 June 2018
BRIGAID Call for innovations on climate adaptation and disaster resilience The H2020 BRIGAID project's final call for innovations on climate adaptation and disaster resilience is open. Innovators are welcome to submit ideas on how to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate-driven disasters related to droughts, floods and extreme weather events before 15 August 2018
BRIGAID project, Friday 22 June 2018