General Climate News


  • Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of key files of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package New rules on renewables, energy efficiency and the governance of the Energy Union have been signed off by the European Parliament today – an important step in enabling the European Union and its Member States to embrace the clean energy transition, follow up on the already adopted 2030 climate legislation and meet the Paris Agreement commitments.
    European Commission, November 14, 2018

  • Europe is ready for climate impacts: Commission evaluates its strategy Adapting the EU regions and economic sectors to the impacts of climate change is now more urgent than forecast in the EU’s 2013 adaptation strategy. This is one of the key findings of the Commission’s evaluation of the strategy published today. The analysis results in a report on lessons learned and reflections on improvements for future action.
    European Commission, November 12, 2018

  • Climate change: the human and economic outlook for Europeans If warming rises more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and no adequate adaptation measures are implemented, Europe is in danger of being exposed to more frequent and intense extreme weather conditions, which will also have significant economic impacts.
    EU Science Hub, November 12, 2018

  • Joining forces for climate change adaptation at Nordic conference Climate change affects us all, and we have to do something to do about it. This message was clear after the Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, which was attended by more than 400 representatives from municipal, regional and national government, as well as the business and research sectors.
    SMHI, November 08, 2018

  • European Commission approved quarter of a billion euros of investments in environment and climate action under the LIFE programme The European Commission has approved an investment package of €243 million from the EU budget for projects under the LIFE programme supporting nature, the environment and quality of life in Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. In the area of climate action, the EU will invest €46.8 million to support climate change mitigation, adaptation and governance and information projects.
    EC Life Programme, November 02, 2018

  • Paper published: Indicators for adaptation to climate change at national level - Lessons from emerging practice in Europe As countries gain more experience in developing and implementing national climate change adaptation strategies and plans, the need for understanding their progress and effects is also increasing, especially through indicators for monitoring and evaluation of adaptation to climate change at national level. This Technical Paper contributes to the evolving knowledge base, and is accompanied by an annex including a database of national adaptation indicator sets from five European countries collected in 2017 and 2018.
    November 01, 2018

  • Designing urban water bodies that are really cooling Urban bodies of water are elements in urban design for water storage, water transport, beautification, etc. However, they can also play a role in preventing issues with overheating in cities, as indicated in the research project REALCOOL.
    WUR, October 26, 2018

  • Indicators for adaptation to climate change at national level - Lessons from emerging practice in Europe As countries gain more experience in developing and implementing national climate change adaptation strategies and plans, the need for understanding their progress and effects is also increasing, especially through indicators for monitoring and evaluation of adaptation to climate change at national level. This Technical Paper contributes to the evolving knowledge base in this field. It includes national adaptation indicator sets from five European countries collected in 2017 (Austria, Finland, Germany and the United Kingdom) and 2018 (Scotland).
    EIONET, October 24, 2018

  • Survey on learning and training needs (European Copernicus Climate Change Service, C3S) This online survey is part of the European Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on User Learning Services. It aims to understand training needs and requirements of users of climate information in Europe. The results will support the development of the C3S and help inform future training events and online learning to enable and increase the use of climate data and capacity building across Europe. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
    European Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), October 22, 2018

  • Rising danger of deadly river floods with global warming Global human and economic losses from river floods are set to increase in coming years, even with the most optimistic climate outlook.
    EU Science Hub, October 21, 2018