General Climate News

French National Adaptation Plan for Climate Change for the period 2018-2022 launched The objective of the second French National Adaptation Plan for Climate Change (PNACC-2) for the period 2018-2022, launched in December 2018, is to better prepare the French society to climate change, involving the main sectors of the economy (agriculture, industry, tourism) and territories. Based on the recommendations of the assessment of PNACC 2011-2015, the development of PNACC-2 was based on a national consultation that mobilized over 300 representatives from civil society, experts and representatives of local authorities and ministries.
Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Wednesday 9 January 2019
Using drones to tackle climate change Scientists are using drones to survey woody climbing plants and better understand how they may affect the carbon balance of tropical rainforests.
University of Nottingham, Wednesday 9 January 2019
Climate model uncertainties ripe to be squeezed The latest climate models and observations offer unprecedented opportunities to reduce the remaining uncertainties in future climate change, according to a new study.
University of Exeter, Monday 7 January 2019
European wheat lacks climate resilience Researchers have found that current breeding programs and cultivar selection practices do not provide the needed resilience to climate change.
Aarhus University, Wednesday 2 January 2019
Mountain adaptation: Vulnerable peaks and people The Mountain Adaptation Synthesis Report published by UNEP and GRID-Arendal was launched at the International Mountain Day, as side event during the UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice in December 2018. The situations in mountain areas worldwide differ vastly, but they share a particularly high vulnerability and common adaptation focus.
GRID-Arendal, Friday 21 December 2018
Current climate information enables marine planning that is sustainable in the long term Global climate change will affect the seas and the marine ecosystems for a long time to come. Current information about ongoing and future climate change will now be incorporated into Swedish marine planning.
SMHI, Wednesday 19 December 2018
Climate change abroad also affects the national economies The German Environment Agency has completed a first-ever study of the climate risks for international trade relations. The study claims that the risks of climate change occurring abroad affect Germany's economy to at least the same extent as it does foreign economies. Six per cent (55 billion euros) of Germany’s imports and four per cent of its exports are tied to twelve countries or regions which are considered particularly vulnerable to climate change.
German Environment Agency, Monday 17 December 2018
The full story on climate change requires the long view A new study shows what nine different world regions have contributed to climate change since 1900, and what will happen moving forward.
Colorado State University, Monday 17 December 2018
Seawater turns into freshwater through solar energy Engineers have developed an innovative, low-cost technology to turn seawater into drinking water, thanks to the use of solar energy alone.
Politecnico di Torino, Friday 14 December 2018
Quinoa handle dry conditions and shifting temperatures Longer periods of drought and higher temperatures await Sweden in a changed climate. The South American crop quinoa is suited to dry conditions and with a new cultivated variety. It is being tested by farmers in Sweden, where longer periods of drought and higher temperatures await in a changed climate.
Swedish portal for Climate Chnage Adaptation, Friday 23 November 2018