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The World Atlas of Desertification provides reliable global evidence of human-environment interactions to identify areas of concern
The World Atlas of Desertification provides reliable global evidence of human-environment interactions to identify areas of concern
Nov 26 2018
JRC scientists discuss their contribution to the 3rd edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, presented to Brussels-based political stakeholders today.
Considerable increases in river flood impacts are predicted even under the most optimistic scenario of 1.5°C warming
Considerable increases in river flood impacts are predicted even under the most optimistic scenario of 1.5°C warming
Oct 15 2018
Global human and economic losses from river floods are set to increase in coming years, even with the most optimistic climate outlook.
Unusually dry summers in central and northern Europe have led to large fires in countries which have historically seen very few
Unusually dry summers in central and northern Europe have led to large fires in countries which have historically seen very few
Sep 20 2018
The latest JRC report on forest fires shows the need to tackle climate change "to leave a healthier planet for those that follow".
Scientists found unprecedented flood risk unless timely adaptation measures are taken.
Scientists found unprecedented flood risk unless timely adaptation measures are taken.
Aug 13 2018
Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100.
JRC's World Atlas of Desertification shows land degradation at a global level and highlights the urgency to adopt corrective measures.
Jun 21 2018
A new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification; a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation.
European fires are set to increase in size and scope, putting lives and livelihoods at risk
Mar 07 2018
Adapting our land use and mitigating the effects of climate change are key to minimising fire danger in Europe
The study highlights the need to prepare effective adaptation plans for a likely increase of floods in Europe
Jan 29 2018
Europe is expected to see a considerable increase in flood risk in coming years, even under an optimistic climate change scenario of 1.5°C warming compared to pre-industrial levels.
The report presents lessons learnt on disaster preparedness from non-nuclear emergencies
Jan 17 2018
The JRC joins forces with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assess similarities in emergency preparedness and response across sectors, identify lessons learned and set out good practices for the nuclear sector.
Grid power lines
Jan 04 2018

Electricity is the backbone of European society. When a natural disaster hits the power grid, recovery can happen in a matter of hours or it could take months to fully restore electricity supply. As well as hampering emergency response efforts, power cuts can trigger accidents and bring economic activity to a halt.

Floodings
Nov 28 2017

Damage to critical infrastructure caused by climate hazards could triple by the 2020s and multiply over ten-fold by the end of the century.

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