General Climate News

Adapting to climate change impacts: Enhancing efforts ahead of COP26 The 20th meeting of the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee (AC) concluded on 10th September and looking towards the UN Climate Change Conference COP26. Progress was made on the Committee’s work in promoting the implementation of enhanced action on adaptation under the Convention and the Paris Agreement, and supporting countries in their efforts to adapt to the effects of climate change.
UN Climate Change, Friday 17 September 2021
How seasonal climate forecasts can boost European wheat production – and protect the environment Farmers and policymakers can reap benefits from taking seasonal weather forecasts into account when making decisions about wheat. This emerges from a study by Joint Research Centre scientists recently published in Nature.
EU Science Hub, Friday 10 September 2021
Climate resilience of Finnish land use sector promoted on the basis of scientific knowledge – new calls for applications open in October On 6 October, the Finland Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will open a new call for applications concerning funding to be targeted to research, innovation and development projects under the Catch the Carbon package of climate measures. About EUR 13 million in funding is available for the new projects. The calls for applications will be open until 4 November 2021.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland, Friday 10 September 2021
The young asked to take the lead on climate More than 700 young people all over the world registered for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s first-ever youth-led climate summit, organized by the IFRC Youth Commission and the Climate Centre. The summit’s main sessions covered the Red Cross Red Crescent strategy for action by youth on climate, launched in April, and the Movement’s expected role at the pivotal COP 26 meeting to be held in Glasgow later this year.
Climate Centre , Thursday 9 September 2021
Species in polar regions hard hit by climate change Many species will become extinct as a consequence of global warming. This is the prediction of a mathematical model developed by Swedish researchers. The simulations show that climate change will have a particularly large impact on ecosystems in polar regions, mirroring changes that can already be seen in the natural world.
Linköping University, Thursday 9 September 2021
European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA 2021) - Rewatch the events The 5th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference ‘Bringing adaptation solutions to life’, was held online. The theme of the conference was inspiring climate adaptation action today for a resilient future. A series of nine webinars was organised from 25 May to 10 June, in the run-up to a high-level event on 22 June.
EEA Climate-ADAPT, Wednesday 1 September 2021
How Arctic-alpine plants respond to global warming Researchers have studied how two characteristic arctic-alpine plant species respond to global warming. They did this by analyzing almost 500 million of their own readings from the mountainous region of Norway.
University of Bonn, Tuesday 17 August 2021
New method to assess climate risks to real estate Together with various real estate parties, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, and Climate Adaptation Services are working on a standard approach to assess the physical climate risk for Dutch real estate portfolios. A standard approach is desirable to create a level playing field in which there is transparency about the method and data used, and the assumptions underlying them.
Climate Adaptation Services , Friday 13 August 2021
Effectively removing CO2 from the atmosphere Researchers have investigated the extent to which direct capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the ambient air can help to effectively remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The result: with careful planning, for example with regard to location and provision of the necessary energy, CO2 can be removed in a climate-effective manner. The researchers have published their analysis in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
Paul Scherrer Institute, Thursday 12 August 2021
IPCC AR6 report presented: Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying The IPCC is currently producing its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which consists of contributions from the three IPCC Working Groups and a Synthesis Report. The Working Group I contribution was published, and the main results were presented in a press conference on 9 August 2021. This report will be a key contribution to the UNFCCC COP26, which is starting in less than three months.
IPCC, Monday 9 August 2021