General Climate News

EU Foreign Ministers welcome vision for climate neutral Europe, call for strengthened global response to climate change The EU's foreign affairs ministers welcomed the Commission’s strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral Europe. Ministers also called for urgent and decisive action to strengthen the global response on climate change and restated the EU’s determination to lead the way on accelerated climate action on all fronts.
European Commission, Monday 18 February 2019
Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, Europe, and Asia, according to a new study.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monday 18 February 2019
Call on Next Generation Climate Science in Europe for Oceans is launched JPI Climate & JPI Oceans Joint Transnational Call on Next Generation Climate Science in Europe for Oceans is launched on 18 of February. The joint call is supported by 8 countries with a total budget of 8.1 million EUR.
JPI Climate / JPI Oceans, Monday 18 February 2019
Pre-announcement of international call on Climate, Environment and Health Belmont Forum will launch a call for transdisciplinary research on the pathways between climate, environment and health.
via Research Council of Norway, Monday 11 February 2019
More action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from environmental hazards Targeted action is needed to better protect the poor, the elderly and children from environmental hazards, such as air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures. The European Environment Agency report ' Unequal exposure and unequal impacts: social vulnerability to air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures in Europe’ warns that the health of Europe’s most vulnerable citizens remains disproportionately affected by these hazards.
European Environment Agency, Wednesday 6 February 2019
Germany announces support for Peatlands: A natural solution for climate action To spur global action to support the sustainable management and protection of some of the most vulnerable peatlands, Germany has announced its support for the Global Peatlands Initiative.
United Nations Environment Programme, Tuesday 5 February 2019
Extreme rainfall events are connected across the world An analysis of satellite data has revealed global patterns of extreme rainfall, which could lead to better forecasts and more accurate climate models.
Imperial College London, Wednesday 30 January 2019
OPCC2 report released on climate change impacts and adaptation in the Pyrenees The average temperature in the Pyrenees has increased by 30% more than the world average in the last 50 years, and half of the glaciers have disappeared in the last 35 years; facts provided by the report 'Climate change in the Pyrenees: impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation', representing a broad scientific consensus for the Pyrenean territory and which has been coordinated by the Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory (OPCC).
Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory, Monday 14 January 2019
Climate Portal - Compass for a climate-proof and resilient Flanders The Flanders policy makers have been preparing for a while climate adaptation plans to coop with the effects of climate change in this part of Belgium. A huge amount of data and information is required to help them guiding these plans. For that the Climate Portal Flanders has been developed and brings together essential climate information and displays it spatially wherever possible.
Flanders Environment Agency, Thursday 10 January 2019
Closing the loop on critical materials for renewable energy tech: 10 key factors A new study lists 10 factors to help create a closed-loop supply chain for critical materials. However, interviews with key actors in supply chains for photovoltaic (PV) panels and wind turbines suggest that manufacturers and recyclers hold different perspectives on these factors. The research highlights the importance of cooperation between supply-chain actors, as well as investment in technologies and infrastructure for closed-loop supply chains.
"Science for Environment Policy": European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, Thursday 10 January 2019