EU-funded researchers have developed a sophisticated modelling system capable of gauging the influence of man-made climate change on extreme weather wreaking havoc around the globe, from heat waves and droughts to floods and storm surges.
The EU bank is supporting the five-year investment plan of the University of Bologna with an overall financial commitment of EUR 130m. This covers over half of the planned works, which total EUR 222m. The European Investment Bank (EIB) loan signed today in Bologna will go towards modernising and expanding the university’s campuses, with a series of works ranging from earthquake protection to the energy efficiency of buildings and the upgrading of classrooms, research laboratories and sports facilities.
In order to strengthen its response capacity network EMSA announces the launch of a procurement procedure to contract a new stand-by oil spill recovery vessel in the East Mediterranean Sea.
2017 was one of the worst years on record for fires in Europe, with over 800,000 hectares of land burnt in Portugal, Italy and Spain alone. As the world gets warmer and Europe’s land gets drier, fires are set to get even worse – and not just for the hottest countries around the Mediterranean.
On 26 February the Foreign Affairs Council adopted conclusions on climate diplomacy. The Council reconfirms that the EU will continue to lead the way in the global pursuit of climate action. It also recognises the implications that climate change has for international security and stability.