General Climate Change News

Ireland’s 2020 greenhouse gas emissions 6% lower due to the pandemic There were significant changes in energy-related emissions in Ireland, particularly transport and residential sector emissions, as a result of new living and work practices brought about by Covid-19. The overall reduction is comparable to that seen following the global financial crisis.
Environment Protection Agency Ireland, Friday 29 January 2021
Technical Paper ‘Climate-related hazard indices for Europe’ published Based on a comprehensive index review, this Technical Paper proposes a set of 32 indices on climate-related hazards that are highly relevant for adaptation planning in Europe. The paper is published by the European Environment Agency and the European Topic Centre Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation.
European Environment Information and Observation Network (Eionet), Thursday 28 January 2021
UNEP launched the 2020 Adaptation Gap Report The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the 5th edition of the Adaptation Gap Report in an online press event in January 2021. The aim of the report is to inform national and international efforts to advance adaptation, but finds in the 2020 edition that huge gaps remain, particularly in finance for developing countries and bringing adaptation projects to the stage.
United Nations Environment Programme, Tuesday 26 January 2021
Global ice loss increases at record rate The rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet is speeding up, according to new research led by the University of Leeds. Ice melt across the globe raises sea levels, increases the risk of flooding to coastal communities, and threatens to wipe out natural habitats which wildlife depend on.
University of Leeds, Monday 25 January 2021
The Global Center on Adaptation launched its first State and Trends in Adaptation Report 2020 This first and the following State and Trends in Adaptation Reports will assess progress on climate adaptation and provide guidance and recommendations on best practice in adapting to the effects of a changing climate and building resilience to climate shocks.
Climate Adaptation Summit , Friday 22 January 2021
Supporting Montenegro to advance its National Adaptation Plan process The Montenegro Ministry of Ecology Urbanism, and Spatial Planning, in cooperation with the UN Development Program (UNDP), prepared a project proposal for the development of the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan, which was approved by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). A similar project for North Macedonia was approved in the frame of the National Adaptation Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP).
Global Support Programme, Thursday 21 January 2021
Climate Action Plan 2.0 for the Alps On 10 December 2020, the XVI Alpine Conference approved the new Climate Action Plan of the Alpine Convention. Paving the way for the short and mid-term implementation of the Alpine Climate Target System 2050, the plan identifies implementation pathways and concrete priorities in ten sectors.
Alpine Convention, Wednesday 20 January 2021
Teaching others how talk about climate change made easy with new guide The new Trainer’s Guide by Climate Outreach, accompanied by a slidedeck and script, aims to train workshop hosts to effectively communicate the #TalkingClimate Handbook’s instructions on how to have meaningful and productive conversations about climate change.
Climate-KIC, Friday 15 January 2021
Mobilising EU citizens for climate change The European Climate Pact and a global climate campaign called 'Count Us In' launch a partnership to mobilise millions of people across the EU to take practical and impactful action on climate change.
European Climate Pact, Wednesday 16 December 2020
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