General Climate News

EEA’s report 'The European environment - state and outlook 2020' released EEA latest ‘State of the Environment’ report states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency. The report also says, there is reason for hope, amid increased public awareness of the need to shift to a sustainable future, technological innovations, growing community initiatives and stepped up EU action like the European Green Deal.
European Environment Agency, Tuesday 3 December 2019
New publication aims at bringing nature back to urban spaces The Province of Barcelona (European Covenant of Mayors Coordinator) has just published the book "Renaturing Cities", to provide urban planners with support on the application of nature based solutions to city planning. Accessible in English, Spanish and Catalan.
Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, Monday 2 December 2019
Targeted strategies for overcoming barriers to nature-based solutions and climate change adaptation New article in the Journal of Cleaner Production by NATURVATION researchers explores targeted strategies for overcoming barriers to nature-based solutions and climate change adaptation. This paper examines the integration of nature-based approaches for climate change adaptation into municipalities’ daily planning practices and associated governance.
Naturvation, Thursday 28 November 2019
Contest on projects dealing with impacts of climate change in Germany: Blauer Kompass The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is acknowledging local and regional projects which make a real contribution to coping with the effects of climate change in Germany. The UBA is looking for project dealing with impacts of climate change. The winning projects will be celebrated at a prize awards ceremony in Berlin on 26 June 2020.
German Federal Environment Agency, Tuesday 26 November 2019
Climate change in Germany: New monitoring report illustrates far-reaching impact The second monitoring report by the Federal Government says the average air temperature in Germany rose by 1.5 degrees between 1881 and 2018, with a 0.3-degree increase over the last five years alone. The effects include more health risks caused by heat stress, a rise in the average surface temperature of the North Sea, and heavier fluctuations in agricultural yields.
German Federal Environment Agency, Tuesday 26 November 2019
Methodology for the evaluation of the German adaptation strategy This report presents the concept for the evaluation and further development of the national German adaptation strategy (DAS), a description of the survey instruments that shall be used and a detailed description on how the concept was developed.
German Federal Environment Agency, Tuesday 26 November 2019