Press Release: Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century

Without increased investment in coastal adaptation, the expected annual damage caused by coastal floods in Europe could increase from €1.25 billion today to between €93 billion and €961 billion by the end of the century.

Press Release: Climate change: EU measures to help reduce the impact

The European Union is the third biggest greenhouse gases emitter in the world after China and the US. The energy sector was responsible for 78% of EU greenhouse gas emissions in 2015. In 2008, the EU set the target to cut these emissions by 20% compared to 1990 levels. It is well on track to reach this goal: in 2015 the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU represented a decrease of 22% compared with 1990 levels.

Press Release – IEA: Commentary: ten tips to stay cool in today’s heat

Across the world, extreme weather and prolonged heat waves are setting records. In Europe, the historical heat record – set in Athens 41 years ago – may be broken today if parts of Spain and Portugal creep above 48°C. In Japan, temperatures are still in the mid-30s after Tokyo saw its highest ever recorded temperature of 41°C in late July. And in South Korea as many as 29 people died from heatstroke this week, after temperatures in Seoul hit a 111 year high. Beijing also broke a 50-year record in June.

Question for Written Answer: Water quality in the European Union

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Question for Written Answer: Data access in the agriculture sector

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Draft Report: EP ECON Committee on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks and amending Directive (EU) 2016/2341

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Briefing: Land use in the EU 2030 climate and energy framework

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Briefing: Effort sharing regulation, 2021-2030: Limiting Member States’ carbon emissions

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Reply to National Parliament: Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments’ Opinions – reply to the Poslanecká sněmovna (CZ) – COM(2017) 647_648_652_653_675_676 final

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Written Answer to a Question: International programmes and EU-level programmes aimed at encouraging the financial sector to contribute towards decarbonisation

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Agenda: EP ITRE Committee Meeting (03 September 2018)

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Amendments: EP ENVI Committee on the 2018 UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland (COP24)

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Press Release: Scientists take the temperature of hot cities

EU-funded scientists took the global warming battle literally to the streets of the cities that generate disproportionate heat fluxes, especially during increasingly prevalent heat waves. The URBANFLUXES team combined local readings and satellite-based data to map hot spots, which can help planners tackle the problem.

Press Release: Climate change: is soil the missing link?

Speakers at last week’s high-level stakeholder consultation conference on the EU’s long-term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions lamented the fact that the importance of soil in climate change, global warming and prosperity is severely underestimated in EU policy.

Speech by Commissioner Vestager: Playing by the rules in a globalised world

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Press Release: Eswatini farmers to get improved access to water with EIB support

During a public ceremony in Mbabane a EUR 36.4 loan agreement was signed between the European Investment Bank and the Ministry of Finance of Eswatini, in support of phase two of the Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project (LUSIP II) being developed by the Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (SWADE). 

Comitology Committee: DCI Committee

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EU-CELAC Action Plan – Chapter 2

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Motion for a Resolution on the role of local food production in reducing CO2 emissions

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