General Climate News

Low carbon economy can generate millions of new jobs Twenty-four million new jobs will be created globally by 2030 if the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place, a new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates.
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Wednesday 23 May 2018
Climate Change Negotiations Game The World Climate Simulation is a role playing exercise of the UN climate change negotiations for groups. It uses an interactive computer model to rapidly analyze the results of the mock-negotiations during the event. All the materials and tools are available for free and many are available in multiple languages.
Climate Interactive, Tuesday 22 May 2018
Effort Sharing, land-use, energy efficiency: EU sets new laws to achieve 2030 climate targets The Council of the European Union formally adopted the regulation on emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030, also known as the Effort Sharing Regulation. The new law is the outcome of almost two years of negotiations between EU institutions and Member States, and covers those sectors that fall outside the scope of the EU Emissions Trading System.
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Sunday 20 May 2018
Limiting global warming to 1.5C would save majority of global species from climate change Limiting global warming to 1.5C would save the vast majority of the world’s plant and animal species from climate change – according to new research led by the University of East Anglia. Read more in the report published in Science.
University of East Anglia, Saturday 19 May 2018
Global temperature rise of 2°C doubles the population exposed to multiple climate risks compared to a 1.5°C rise New research identifying climate vulnerability hotspots has found that the number of people affected by multiple climate change risks could double if the global temperature rises by 2°C, compared to a rise of 1.5°C.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Thursday 17 May 2018
Meeting report: 5th Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities 2018 On 25th of April, the Open European Day (OED) took place for the fifth time in Bonn, confirming the event to be an important place for European cities to discuss Urban Resilience. The 2018 meeting showed that some progress is being made by European cities, as the contributions to the debate were more than in past events the result from practical experiences.
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Thursday 17 May 2018
Scale and transparency of finance is vital for putting Paris climate pledges into action Climate finance is among the most disputed issues during UNFCCC negotiations and the halfway climate talks taking place in Bonn this May made no exceptions. At an event dedicated to long-term climate finance, Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji and President of COP23 renewed the call to increase the pool of investment for mitigation and adaptation, addressing primarily the wealthiest countries (which promised to raise $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020).
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Monday 14 May 2018
Temperature swings to hit poor countries hardest Temperature fluctuations that are amplified by climate change will hit the world’s poorest countries hardest, new research suggests. For every degree of global warming, the study suggests temperature variability will increase by up to 15% in southern Africa and Amazonia, and up to 10% in the Sahel, India and South East Asia.
University of Exeter, Tuesday 8 May 2018
Climate Change Will Boost Global Lake Evaporation - with ‘Extreme’ Consequences Global lake evaporation will increase 16 percent by the end of the century as a consequence of climate change, a new Yale study finds. But the specific mechanisms that will drive that phenomenon are not quite what scientists expected.
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Tuesday 8 May 2018
Climate change intensifies droughts in Europe Extreme events, such as the drought in 2003, could occur twice as often in the future if the three-degrees scenario takes place, and become the normal state in many parts of Europe, write the UFZ researchers in “Nature Climate Change”.
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Monday 23 April 2018
Agriculture in Southern Italy: planning ahead to address water risk Agriculture in the Mediterranean area is among the sectors most at risk due to the impacts of climate change. Climate models estimate a likely decrease in seasonal and annual rainfall across Mediterranean areas, with an increased risk of prolonged dry seasons, droughts and extreme rainfall events.
Managing water use efficiently, particularly in irrigation, becomes essential to ensure agricultural production.
Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Wednesday 11 April 2018
Droughts mean fewer flowers for bees Bees could be at risk from climate change because more frequent droughts could cause plants to produce fewer flowers, new research shows.
University of Exeter, Wednesday 11 April 2018
Tree rings provide vital information for improved climate predictions Using a decade-long sequence of annual growth rings from pine trees, scientists have introduced a highly advanced technique for tracking the carbon metabolism of plants and its environmental controls.
Umea University, Monday 9 April 2018
Rapid emissions reductions would keep CO2 removal and costs in check Rapid greenhouse-gas emissions reductions are needed if governments want to keep in check both the costs of the transition towards climate stabilization and the amount of removing already emitted CO2 from the atmosphere. To this end, emissions in 2030 would need to be at least 20 percent below what countries have pledged under the Paris climate agreement, a new study finds.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Thursday 29 March 2018
Human behavior is the key to reducing flood risk The extent of damages caused by floods also depends on how people prepare to face the risk but current methods do not take into account individual perception and human behavior. An international team of scientists addresses the issue in a Perspective article published in Nature Climate Change.
CMCC, Thursday 29 March 2018