Europe is dangerously hooked on air travel
Europeans may see themselves as climate champions, but they just keep flying more and more. The number of passengers has risen by 20 per cent in the last 5 years, and carbon emissions have exploded. It is not just a matter of offsetting them – they must be cut.
Climate action at the centre of crucial EU summit
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
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.
EU agency: ‘Europe will not meet 2030 climate goals’
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".
The International Disaster Database
The International Disaster Database provides data, trends and maps on natural and technological disasters to assist humanitarian action at both national and international levels
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
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.
Global sea level from 1993 to today
Thanks to a large number of reference satellites, it is now possible to measure long-term sea level changes.
Changes in glacier elevation and mass since 1850
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.
Cities slow to respond to challenges posed by climate change
An update on the temperature data from 558 cities and their surroundings in Europe shows that 2018 was the warmest year since 1900 in 203 cities. Local response to the climate breakdown varies widely, according to a survey of a 61 local authorities in six countries by the European Data Journalism Network.