About: Extreme weather events

Climate change 24-08-2021

Climate crisis made deadly German floods ‘up to nine times more likely’

The record-shattering rainfall that caused deadly flooding across Germany and Belgium in July was made up to nine times more likely by the climate crisis, according to research. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
Climate change 02-08-2021

The climate crisis is here and it is already killing people

This is the moment for urgent and equitable action to prevent dangerous global warming and address the climate crisis, ensuring that those responsible for it do not end up paying the heaviest price, argue climate activists.
Climate change 06-07-2021

Nordic countries endure heatwave as Lapland records hottest day since 1914

Nordic countries have registered near-record temperatures over the weekend, including highs of 34C (93.2F) in some places. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
Agrifood 23-02-2021

Level of food security in the EU is not uniform, report shows

European countries performed differently in a study that measures the state of global food security, showing an internal discrepancy within the bloc that put Europe behind North America in the ranking of regions.

Europe’s adaptation strategy to tackle human cost of climate change

The EU's climate adaptation strategy, due to be unveiled on Wednesday (24 February), will aim to tackle the human cost of climate change, both within Europe and around the world, amid calls from trade unions to reinforce protection for the most exposed workers.
Agrifood 04-09-2019

Climate change will dramatically devalue farmland in southern Europe, EU agency reveals

According to the EU Environment Agency, climate change could turn the entire EU agribusiness upside down, as crop productivity in the Mediterranean countries is expected to drop while northern and western regions may experience more suitable conditions for agriculture intensification.
Climate change 07-06-2019

When climate action means better roads

The European Investment Bank is stepping up its climate adaption projects in developing countries, and that means building roads and infrastructure that can better cope with natural disasters, write Luca Lazzaroli and Léon Faber.
Climate change 03-04-2019

Extreme weather cost Europe nearly half a trillion euros so far

Floods, droughts, heatwaves and other climate-related extremes caused economic losses of €453 billion between 1980 and 2017, claiming the lives of more than 115,000 people across Europe.

‘Loss and Damage’ emerges as crunch item at COP24

There is still no clear picture in Katowice on how to provide a readily available funding mechanism for developing countries affected by extreme weather events.