General Climate News

Green tech startups see boost in patents and investment when partnering with government Collaboration between government and startups could help meet the climate challenge while growing small businesses. Findings could inform discussions on Green New Deal or any “forward-looking policy package” say researchers.
University of Cambridge, Monday 18 March 2019
Uncertain projections help to reveal the truth about future climate change A new study by a team of scientists from the US and the UK explains how differing climate model projections can be used collectively to reduce uncertainties in future climate change.
University of Exeter, Monday 18 March 2019
Report released on how countries are responding to rising seas There is an urgent need to ensure that coastal areas are adapting to the impacts of climate change. Risks in these areas are projected to increase because of rising sea levels and development pressures. This report reviews how OECD countries can use their national adaptation planning processes to respond to this challenge.
OECD, Friday 15 March 2019
Climate risk: Need for more collaboration between research and finance How can investors protect their portfolios against physical impacts of climate change? A new report provides insight to what investors need to make better investment decisions in a changing climate.
CICERO, Tuesday 12 March 2019
COACCH project: Innovative ways to assess climate change risks and costs The EU-funded COACCH project (CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs) aims to advance knowledge regarding climate change impacts and policy that can be used directly by stakeholder communities. The project is taking a specific approach to ensure producing knowledge which can be communicated, disseminated and applied in a timely manner.
COACCH project / Climate ADAPT, Friday 8 March 2019
EU report on flood risk management and water quality In its latest report on river basin management, the European Commission indicates that while Member States have taken steps to address water quality and flood risk management, significant further action is needed to reach key objectives.
IMPREX, Wednesday 27 February 2019
Cities and municipalities invited to apply for the German Sustainability Award German cities and municipalities are invited to apply for the 12th German Sustainability Award, which is the national award for excellence in sustainability, rewarding the sustainability efforts and achievements of German cities and municipalities across three categories: small-sized cities, medium-sized cities and large-sized cities.
Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis, Tuesday 26 February 2019
Can we address climate change without sacrificing water quality? Strategies for limiting climate change must take into account their potential impact on water quality through nutrient overload, according to a new study, published by Nature Communications. Some efforts at reducing carbon emissions could actually increase the risk of water quality impairments, the researchers found.
Carnegie Science, Tuesday 26 February 2019
Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action on Resilience in Rapidly Changing Arctic Systems The Belmont Forum has announced the launch of a second Collaborative Research Action focused on Arctic region. The call supports the advancement and implementation of the Arctic Council’s 7 interconnected elements of resilience: natural, social, financial, cultural, and human capitals; infrastructure and knowledge.
Belmont Forum, Friday 22 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