General Climate News

EEA report: Adaptation challenges and opportunities for the European energy system This report analyses the needs for climate change adaptation and climate resilience in Europe’s energy system now and in the future. The assessment supports the clean energy transition, which involves a massive expansion of renewable energy sources, many of which are sensitive to climate factors.
European Environment Agency, Tuesday 9 July 2019
How trees could save the climate Around 0.9 billion hectares of land worldwide would be suitable for reforestation, which could ultimately capture two thirds of human-made carbon emissions.
ETH Zürich, Thursday 4 July 2019
Scientists alarmed by bark beetle boom Bark beetles are currently responsible for killing an unprecedented number of trees in forests across Europe and North America. Researchers are therefore urging to step up research into bark beetles; also in view of climate change.
University of Würzburg, Monday 1 July 2019
Good participation practice when adapting to climate change in the Alpine Region A new brochure by the German Environment Agency presents good examples of participation practice when adapting to climate change in the Alpine region. The publication is a result of the project ‘GoApply – Multidimensional Governance of Climate Change Adaptation in Policy Making and Practice’, which is funded by the EU Alpine Space Programme. The brochure is available in English, French, German, Italian and Slovenian.
German Environment Agency, Friday 28 June 2019
Clouds dominate uncertainties in predicting future Greenland melt New research suggests that the representation of clouds in climate models is as, or more, important than the amount of greenhouse gas emissions when it comes to projecting future Greenland ice sheet melt.
University of Bristol, Monday 24 June 2019
Extreme climate events impact domestic and international agricultural prices This Joint Research Centre study investigated the effects of extreme climatic events on agricultural commodity markets. It shows that if historical events, such as the 2003 European heatwave, occurred in the near future, the economic impact would be visible not only on regional crop yields and prices but also on international markets.
EU Science Hub, Friday 21 June 2019
Copernicus Climate Service (C3S) User Learning Services C3S User Learning Services offers high quality free eLearning resources supported by face-to-face training sessions on the use of climate data for climate adaptation challenges and on the use of the (Copernicus) Climate Data Store (CDS) toolbox. In total 30 face-to-face trainings sessions will be organized throughout Europe. Curious which countries we will train this autumn? And whether it would be something for you? Check the website.
C3S, Tuesday 18 June 2019
Assessing the greenhouse gas impact of forest management activities in EU countries The European Commission has published its assessment of Member States' draft plans to implement the EU's Energy Union objectives, in particular the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets, as well as technical recommendations on Member States' National Forestry Accounting Plans.
EU Science HUB, Tuesday 18 June 2019
A ten point agenda for delivering higher mitigation ambition The paper formulates 10 points for mitigation ambition and includes recommendations on ways to support ambition raising through international cooperation. It defines the term and concept of ambition in the context of long-term strategies, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the United Nations sustainable development agenda (Agenda 2030) to inform activities of the NDC Cluster, the NDC Partnership and beyond.
NewClimate Institute for Climate Policy and Global Sustainability, Monday 17 June 2019
European droughts in 2018: a warning of things to come A recent Joint Research Centre article warns that the extreme drought conditions that affected central and northern Europe's 2018 spring/summer growing season could become the norm within 25 years, and calls for innovative adaptation measures to deal with extremes.
EU Science Hub, Monday 17 June 2019