General Climate News

Climate impact on water reservoirs to be studied in a new project Across Europe, there are thousands of larger and smaller water reservoirs with an important role for drinking water supply, hydropower, environment, and recreation. In a new project lead by SMHI, researchers are going to look into the impact on the water reservoirs from climate change and changing socioeconomic conditions.
SMHI, Wednesday 16 October 2019
Reports launched on how Disaster Risk Reduction works with Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region On the 2020 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (13 October), two reports from the CASCADE project were launched showing the state of play of the work with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation on the local level, in the countries in the Baltic Sea Region.
CASCADE project, Tuesday 15 October 2019
Geoportal: a tool to understand the impacts of climate change in the Pyrenees The Pyrenean Climate Change Observatory (OPCC) has developed the geoportal for providing the general public with access to crucial data on the impacts of climate change in the Pyrenees.
OPCC, Thursday 3 October 2019
IPCC Report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing climate This special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented changes in the ocean and cryosphere. The report reveals the benefits of ambitious and effective adaptation for sustainable development and, conversely, the escalating costs and risks of delayed action.
IPCC, Thursday 26 September 2019
Portuguese National Adaptation Plan for Climate Change (2019-2030) adopted The first Portuguese National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for Climate Change (P-3AC) was adopted by the Portuguese Government in August 2019, aiming at implementation of measures foreseen in the National Adaptation Strategy. The NAP elects eight concrete lines of action of direct intervention in the territory and infrastructures and an additional cross-cutting line of action for support tools and research.
Portuguese Environment Agency, Thursday 26 September 2019
EU and Africa to step up cooperation on climate change adaptation At the UN Secretary General Climate Summit on 23 September 2019, EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and Gabon’s Minister of Forest, Seas, Environment, in charge of Climate Plan, Professor Lee White, joined forces to strengthen and accelerate and scale adaptation to climate change in Africa.
European Commission, Tuesday 24 September 2019
Thousands of meltwater lakes mapped on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet The number of meltwater lakes on the surface of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet is more significant than previously thought, according to new research. The researchers discovered more than 65,000 supraglacial lakes by using high-resolution satellite imagery covering five million square kilometres of the ice sheet.
Lancaster University, Tuesday 24 September 2019
Putting climate change data in the hands of forest managers Forest owners and forestry managers in the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park are testing a new mobile application which will help foresters plan forest management based on future climate changes. Once released, the “FORECCAsT by BioClimSol” app from LIFE FORECCAsT will be available for any forest managers and trained private forest owners who want to adapt their forest to climate change.
European Commission, Thursday 19 September 2019
Global warning may diminish European plant genetic variety An international team of plant researchers studied one plant species from various locations in Europe and found that only few of the varieties had enough mutational ability to adapt to heat and drought. Genetic information for most plant species is still lacking, but new methods will enable scientists to make predictions on plant genetic fitness in times of climate change.
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Tuesday 10 September 2019
Guidance released on working with nature to resolve urgent societal challenges The European Commission has published two new guidance documents implementing the Commission’s action plan for nature, people and the economy. These documents are intended to help policymakers, planners and businesses solve socio-economic challenges, while also protecting and restoring Europe's nature.
European Commission, Tuesday 10 September 2019