General Climate Change News

Three billion additional trees by 2030 – launch of MapMyTree tool The European Commission together with the European Environment Agency (EEA), have published a data tool - MapMyTree - for all organisations to join the pledge of planting three billion additional trees by 2030, register and map their planted trees to count the EU target.
European Environment Agency, Thursday 9 December 2021
Five keys to shifting to sustainable growth - and the cost of inaction In 1972, the Club of Rome, an organization of thought leaders from around the world, published their first "Limits to Growth" report, a foundational text warning the world of the consequences of human activity on the health of the planet. In conversation with TED global curator Bruno Giussani, co-president of the Club of Rome Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve shares what we've learned in the 50 years since -- and discusses the launch of Earth4All: an initiative aimed at focusing on five key areas that could enable humanity and the planet to thrive.
TED, Wednesday 1 December 2021
Innovation and technology – key enablers for transition to climate neutrality The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) presented today the 4th edition of the report on the innovative activity of the world’s top corporate R&D investors, focusing on the impact they can have on accomplishing climate neutrality.
EU Science Hub, Tuesday 23 November 2021
Climate and agriculture in the Mediterranean: less water resource, more irrigation demand Water demand for maize, wheat, and grape production in the Mediterranean basin is projected to increase between 10 and 16%, while reductions in water resources are expected due to climate change and other global change drivers. A study led by CMCC Foundation identifies climate risks and impacts to irrigated agriculture, to support risk management decision making and optimal adaptation processes.
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Tuesday 16 November 2021
High impact climate events: Better adaptation through earlier prediction The prediction of high impact climate phenomena can be substantially improved by a new mathematical approach that analyses the connectivity and patterns between geographical locations, scientists say in a new publication. The new framework can become key for improving adaptation to the global warming crisis.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Tuesday 16 November 2021
Coastal Futures: interactive tool showing how climate change could affect coastal areas How will the coastal areas of the world be affected by global warming? This is an important question for coastal communities and coastal scientists, engineers, planners, managers and policy makers. A new online viewer provides a quick overview of projections for sea-level rise, coastal flooding, shoreline retreat and extreme waves by combining several published state-of-the-art data sets on coastal climatic impact-drivers.
Water Joint Programming Initative, Wednesday 10 November 2021
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) agree to leverage Copernicus for smart climate adaptation The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding setting out a framework for cooperation on the enhanced use of Copernicus Earth observation data. As part of the Climate Bank Roadmap 2021-2025 the EIB, committed to substantially increase climate adaptation efforts and ensure that all the operations it supports are adapted to current weather variability and future climate change impacts. The new cooperation agreement with ECMWF will support it in achieving these objectives.
Copernicus Climate Change Service, Tuesday 9 November 2021
Climate Impact and Risk Assessment 2021 for Germany The German "Climate Impact and Risk Assessment for Germany" (KWRA) was undertaken by 25 federal authorities under the lead of the Federal Environment Agency and on behalf of the Federal German Government. 102 Climate impacts and 13 fields of action were investigated and assessed. This summary report presents the contents of six sub-reports.
German Federal Environment Agency, Tuesday 2 November 2021
Joint Research Centre report on forest fires: climate change is more noticeable every year After the worst-ever year in 2019, 2020 was another year in which fires burnt large areas of natural land in Europe. Despite the increased level of preparedness in EU countries, about 340 000 hectares (ha) burnt in the EU in 2020. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission presented the 21th edition of its Annual Report on Forest Fires in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, covering 2020.
European Commission, Friday 29 October 2021
The G20 facing climate risk: everything science knows about climate change and the future of the world’s largest economies This study provides climate scenarios, information, data and future changes in climate across the G20 countries. The CMCC Foundation releases the G20 Climate Risk Atlas: 20 country factsheets featuring maps and infographics, a comprehensive picture of the most updated scientific knowledge on climate, associated risks, and impacts on the economics, the environment and the societies.
CMCC Foundation, Thursday 28 October 2021
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