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The Netherlands in 2120, a vision to adapt to climate change Wageningen University & Research has drafted a vision on what it believes a climate-proof Netherlands could look like in 2120. Green cities, circular agriculture, and more forests, water and swamps are feasible in 100 year from now. Similar vision building will be used for European purposes as well in the future.
Wageningen University & Research, Wednesday 14 October 2020
Climate change undermines the safety of buildings and infrastructure in Europe Higher temperatures will accelerate corrosion of buildings, and will expose infrastructure to higher stresses, thus undermining the safety of constructions. Researchers of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, co-authored two studies, suggesting a review of the EU standards for structural design.
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Wednesday 14 October 2020
Thaw­ing per­ma­frost re­leases or­ganic com­pounds into the air When permafrost thaws due to global warming, not only greenhouse gases, but also organic compounds are released from the soil. They may have a significant impact on climate change, according to researchers at the University of Helsinki.
University of Helsinki, Tuesday 13 October 2020
A new interactive tool for climate action in the Alps The Alpine Climate Board has set up a dedicated website to establish an Alpine climate action community, and facilitate its involvement in the implementation of the Alpine Climate Target System 2050 towards climate neutral and climate resilient Alps. The website is built around 30 implementation pathways, i.e. sequences of concrete short- and mid-term measures towards the targets.
Alpine Climate, Monday 12 October 2020
Europe urgently needs to step up adaptation to climate change impacts Despite the increasing awareness of climate change impacts and the need to adapt, many of Europe’s cities and towns are struggling to handle the impacts of heatwaves, severe droughts and destructive floods. Two new European Environment Agency (EEA) reports stress the urgent need for action to improve adaptation and resilience at local and national government levels.
European Environment Agency (EEA), Monday 12 October 2020
Climate risk drivers, hazards, and consequences in the Baltic Sea Region The EU project Community Safety Action for Supporting Climate Adaption and Development (CASCADE) reports an overview on the climate risks drivers, hazards and consequences in the Baltic Sea Region. The report illustrates cascading consequences of climate hazards for the region by collecting local examples.
CASCADE, Friday 9 October 2020
Meltwater lakes are accelerating glacier ice loss Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to an international team of researchers, led by the University of Leeds.
University of Leeds, Thursday 8 October 2020
Climate-friendly cooling to help ease global warming New study shows that coordinated international action on energy-efficient, climate-friendly cooling could avoid as much as 600 billion tonnes CO2 equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions in this century.
IIASA, Tuesday 6 October 2020
Mid-term evaluation of Finland's National Climate Change Adaptation Plan The aim of the Finland National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2022, published in 2014, is to ensure that the Finnish society has the capacity to manage the risks associated with climate change and to adapt to it. This review assesses the status of the plan's implementation and identifies needs for future development.
Finnish government, Friday 2 October 2020
Nights warming faster than days across much of the planet Global warming is affecting daytime and night-time temperatures differently, and greater night-time warming is more common than greater daytime warming worldwide, UK research shows.
University of Exeter, Thursday 1 October 2020
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