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Climate change 22-03-2018

Extreme weather events on the rise, European scientists warn

Extreme weather events are on the rise due to man-made climate change, according to a consensus report by Europe's scientific academies, which called for urgent action to make sure infrastructure and society itself is ready to adapt to the new climate.
Climate change 21-02-2018

Climate change ‘will push European cities towards breaking point’

Major British towns and cities, including Glasgow, Wrexham, Aberdeen and Chester, could be much more severely affected by climate change than previously thought, according to new research. EURACTIV's media partner The Guardian reports.
Climate change 14-11-2016

World Bank economist: ‘Better climate risk management could save the poor billions each year’

Natural disasters plunge 26 million people into poverty every year, according to a new report by the World Bank. The organisation believes the efficiency of aid could be improved by targeting climate risk management efforts on the most vulnerable, Stéphane Hallegatte told EURACTIV France.
Climate change 13-04-2016

Air pollution and climate change top French environmental concerns

The French General Commission on Sustainable Development (CGDD) has published its annual study on France’s environmental concerns. Air quality has become a more prominent issue than ever before. EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Climate change 23-02-2016

UK only days away from losing £125m EU flood fund aid, says Farron

The UK government has been accused of being too busy arguing about Europe instead of helping communities hit by flooding, after it emerged that it has only five days left to apply for a pot of at least £125m in EU funds to tackle natural disasters.
Climate change 05-01-2016

EU to blame for UK flooding, say Eurosceptics

David Cameron's government is taking criticism from all sides, as flooding leaves large parts of the United Kingdom under water. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports
Global Europe 10-07-2014

Aid to flooded Balkans is a model of EU solidarity

The recent devastating floods in Bosnia and Serbia have proved exactly what the EU can achieve on aid when its member states work together, writes Nicholas Rutherford, .
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19-05-2014

EU pledges assistance for flood victims in Serbia, Bosnia

The European Commission announced on Monday that it is providing coordinated assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, in order to help the victims of severe flooding in both countries.

Europe threatened by greater water risks: OECD report

In Europe, the outlook for water-related disasters over the coming decades is bleak due to stress on water systems, increased demand and pollution, says a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Spring floods could be Germany’s costliest natural disaster

The floods that engulfed central Europe last month are expected to cost insurers about €3 billion and could be Germany's costliest natural disaster on record, reinsurer Munich Re said.
Agrifood 07-06-2013

Farmers brace for major losses from Central European floods

While rescue teams scrambled this week to protect cities in Central Europe from some of the worst flooding in years, farm organisations are concerned about damage that could devastate crops for the entire growing season.