Climate crisis

EU agency: 'Europe will not meet 2030 climate goals' 

Friday 06 December 2019 | Elena Sánchez Nicolás
| EUobserver

The latest report by the European Environment Agency predicts that Europe will not achieve its 2030 climate and energy targets "without urgent action during the next 10 years".

Climate action at the centre of crucial EU summit 

Thursday 12 December 2019 | Elena Sánchez Nicolás
| EUobserver

Novelties are in the air for this week's European Council: Charles Michel will preside it for the first time, the gender balance will slightly improve, and it will probably be the last Council in which the UK takes part. Some novelties are expected also in terms of policy proposals.

The carbon footprint of European ships 

Monday 09 December 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop

The first of its kind, a new study quantifies the volume of European shipping companies’ greenhouse gas emissions. Despite being among the most polluting companies, European fleets are under no obligation to reduce their emissions. 

Changes in glacier elevation and mass since 1850

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The evolution of the mass or elevation of glaciers is a natural and reliable indicator of climate change. Changes that have a direct impact on sea level.

Global sea level from 1993 to today

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Thanks to a large number of reference satellites, it is now possible to measure long-term sea level changes.

Water stress in Europe (EEA)

Saturday 11 May 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The European Environment Agency created an interactive map to explore the evolution of water stress over time. Data are available since 1990.

Extreme weather conditions (Carbon Brief)

Friday 10 May 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

An interactive map shows 42 extreme weather events occurred in Europe, such as heat waves, floods or droughts.

Droughts in Europe (Copernicus)

Tuesday 27 August 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The European Drought Observatory gathers and publishes data and maps on past, current and forecasted drought phenomena in Europe. 

Climate change fractures the European Parliament

Wednesday 27 November 2019 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

While climate change may be drawing the attention of the public, MEPs’ twitter profiles seem to find relatively little room for it.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Monday 22 July 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body created to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments on climate change, its implications and potential future risks.