General Climate Change News

Energy Union and Climate Action: Driving Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy On 20 July the Commission presented a package of measures to accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe.
EC, Joint Research Centre, Wednesday 20 July 2016
Climate Change: A Good Investment Curbing greenhouse gas emissions is economically attractive: the benefits outweigh the costs. In fact, mitigating climate change can be seen as an investment in the future of a whole region.
CMCC, Wednesday 20 July 2016
2016 climate trends continue to break records Two key climate change indicators -- global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent -- have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based observations and satellite data.
NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center , Tuesday 19 July 2016
UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 This report provides a synthesis of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence Report’s findings and sets out the priorities for the next five years.
United Kingdom Committee on Climate Change, Tuesday 12 July 2016
Swedish portal for climate change adaptation in English available The English site for the Swedish portal for climate change adaptation has been launched in May 2016. Here you will find information about the effects of climate change and examples of climate change adaptation, in a Swedish context.
Klimatanpassningsportalen, Monday 11 July 2016
100s of deaths in two cities in 2003 heatwave due to man-made climate change Scientists have specified how many deaths can be attributed to human-made climate change during an extreme heatwave. Researchers calculate that in Paris, during the heatwave in summer 2003, 506 out of 735 summer deaths recorded in the French capital were due to a heatwave made worse by human-made climate change.
University of Oxford, Friday 8 July 2016
A model for predicting coastal storm damage in the North Sea A system for predicting storm damage by waves in northern areas of the North Sea has been developed by mathematicians. Densely populated areas on the sea’s coast are particularly vulnerable to severe wave conditions, which can rise above or damage sea defences, leading to dangerous flooding.
University of Strathclyde, Thursday 7 July 2016
Building resilient cities key to tackling effects of climate change Cities across Europe must step up their adaptation efforts if they are to handle the increasingly complex challenges caused by climate change such as more extreme flooding or prolonged heatwaves. A European Environment Agency report published today stresses the benefits of investing in long-term preventive measures that cities should take to improve their resilience.
European Environment Agency, Tuesday 5 July 2016
Apply now for EU Side Events at COP22/CMP12 The application process for European Union side events taking place during the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco(COP22/CMP12), is now open.
European Commission, Tuesday 5 July 2016
From the Adaptation Strategy to an Adaptation Plan: the case of Italy Following the adoption of the Italian National Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change (SNAC), on June 2015, the Italian Ministry for the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea is developing the Italian National Adaptation Plan (NAP). The NAP will provide adaptation actions and ways for implementation including priorities, opportunities and synergies, roles and responsibilities, funding possibilities, and mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the implementation success. The Italian NAP will be delivered by the end of 2016.
Italian Ministry for the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea (MATTM) / CMCC, Tuesday 28 June 2016
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