Forest owners and forestry managers in the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park are testing a new mobile application which will help foresters plan forest management based on future climate changes. Once released, the “FORECCAsT by BioClimSol” app from LIFE FORECCAsT will be available for any forest managers and trained private forest owners who want to adapt their forest to climate change.
The JRC’s LISFLOOD water model has been made fully open-source to make it more accessible, allow developers to engage in its further development, and for the computations to be more transparent to Member State authorities.
The main topic of the Informal Meeting of Ministers for Agriculture is soil carbon sequestration as a climate action in agriculture. Delegates should think of the meeting as if they’re going into a traditional Finnish smoke sauna, a wood-heated, chimneyless sauna hut: head slightly bowed – the doorways are small in old saunas – and hands fumbling in the dark to guide them. But decidedly taking steps towards something new.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is organizing the event “Local adaptation to climate change: challenges and opportunities for Local and Regional Authorities”, aimed at bringing clarity in the field of adaptation to climate change, with a focus on the challenges and opportunities for local and regional authorities. It will be an opportunity to discuss with political representatives of LRAs the relevance of planning climate adaptation, showing concrete best practices happening in Europe and exploring the main financing strategies for these kind of actions.
Today, on the initiative of the Greens/EFA and other groups, the European Parliament debated the on-going fires in the Amazon rainforest. Heidi Hautala MEP and Greens/EFA spokesperson on trade comments.
Agricultural ministers from EU member states will gather for an informal meeting in Helsinki on 22–24 September to discuss the role of soil carbon sequestration in climate action. The ministers will also visit a Finnish farm and a forest management site.
According to the Bulletin – Crop monitoring in Europe, hot and regionally dry conditions negatively impacted the final part of the – hitherto very positive – summer crops growing season in south-eastern Europe.
The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) represents one of the most relevant pieces of legislation for industrial sectors; regulating the core activity, the permit process, best available techniques and binding associated emission levels.
Intensive farming is a major driver of biodiversity loss, and Europe is no exception to this trend. But as demonstrated by a series of LIFE projects, it is possible to restore intensively farmed land and support the recovery of natural habitats and species.