The Council today adopted conclusions on climate change which emphasise the unprecedented urgency which is needed to step up global efforts to avoid the dangerous effects of climate change.
A study published in Nature Climate Change suggests a way forward for reconciling the different methods currently used to measure land-based greenhouse gas emissions, addressing a limit also acknowledged in the IPCC special report on 1.5oC, published on 8 October 2018.
The September edition of the JRC’s Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment shows evidence of reduced primera (May-June) production in Central America and reduced production of irrigated summer crops in the Middle-East. Irrigation deficits and drought have also affected crop production in Central and South Asia. Conditions are generally good in East, West and Central Africa, with the exception of heavy floods in Nigeria.
This summer’s drought has led to a significant drop of total EU cereal production, estimated at 8% below the last five-year average. This is just one of the findings of the latest short-term outlook report published on 3 October 2018 by the European Commission.
Left MEPs are urging the European Commission and German Minister President Laschet to prevent the cutting of the Hambacher Forest in North Rhine Westphalia.
Olive oil and table olives, sugar, grains, coffee, cocoa, tropical timber and non-ferrous metals will be discussed.