General Climate News

Climathon 27/10 calls on citizens to take part in 24 hours of climate action Citizens around the world can join the Climathon movement and take part in a 24-hour global hackathon to find solutions to city climate challenges.
Climate-KIC, Friday 15 September 2017
Unsustainable land use threatens European landscapes Accelerating rates of construction, climate change, technological changes, and changing demographics are some of the key drivers influencing the use of vast landscapes in Europe.
European Environment Agency, Thursday 7 September 2017
New knowledge of climate effects on lakes thanks to open data The European Union’s focus on acquiring data in Copernicus, a European cooperation for monitoring of the earth, has made a large amount of data openly accessible and useable.
SMHI, Monday 28 August 2017
Electricity consumption in Europe will shift under climate change Rising temperatures will fundamentally change electricity consumption patterns in Europe. Scientists analyzed what unchecked future warming means for Europe's electricity demand: daily peak loads in Southern Europe will likely increase and overall consumption will shift from Northern Europe to the South.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Monday 28 August 2017
Regional climate scenarios key for local climate work Improved regional climate models are invaluable for regional and local climate information, for planning of climate change measures, and for climate services over the next 20 years. One of the challenges is identifying the information that is most interesting for users.
SMHI, Thursday 24 August 2017
Climate change shifts timing of European floods A linkage between climate change and floods has been identified using a new international river flow dataset. This is the first time this link has been demonstrated at a continental scale using observational data.
SMHI, Friday 11 August 2017
Europe to be hit hard by climate-related disasters in the future Weather- and climate-related disasters could affect around two-thirds of the European population annually by the end of this century. This could result in a 50-fold increase in fatalities compared to today if no measures are taken.
EU Joint Research Centre, Monday 7 August 2017
Public consultation on Italian National Adaptation Plan to climate change started The Italian Ministry of the Environment calls on its website citizens and institutions, research institutes, associations and more in general all the relevant stakeholders to have a discussion on the text in preparation of the final version of this document.
CMCC, Friday 4 August 2017
Rainbo: new LIFE project on improving resilience of small water courses in Bologna New LIFE Climate Change Adaptation project launched to develop and improve methods and tools for predicting severe rainfall events and impact on the hydrologic response of the small water courses within the urban area of Bologna, Italy.
Rainbo project, Monday 17 July 2017