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The study shows that the number of people killed by extreme climate events – as a proportion of the population exposed to such events – dropped by more than 6 times over the past four decades.
The study shows that the number of people killed by extreme climate events – as a proportion of the population exposed to such events – dropped by more than 6 times over the past four decades.
Jul 10 2019

Societies worldwide have become more resilient to climate disasters but climate change is likely to result in an unprecedented rise in climate extremes, which will challenge the climate resilience and adaptive capacity of our societies.

A recent JRC study shows that over the last four decades, societies around the world have increased their capacity to cope with climate disasters.

The findings indicate that adaptation represents an opportunity to make our societies more resilient and minimize future impacts of climate change in Europe.  

Call for laboratories to participate in proficiency tests on microplastics in drinking water and sediments
Jul 08 2019

The JRC, together with the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), is launching a call for expert laboratories, to participate in the proficiency tests on specific microplastics in water (bottled water, drinking water) and polyethylene in sediments.

Background

Microplastics and possibly also nanoplastics, are becoming widely spread throughout the environment. 

Concerns are growing that they may present a risk to the environment and human health via contamination of water, food, soil and air.

Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC117166
Authors: 
GIECHASKIEL Barouch
JOSHI Ameya
NTZIACHRISTOS Leonidas
DILARA Panagiota
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC115700
Authors: 
KOKS Elco
ROZENBERG Julie
ZORN Conrad
TARIVERDI Mersedeh
VOUSDOUKAS Michail
FRASER Stuart Alexander
HALL Jim
HALLEGATTE Stephane
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC115871
Authors: 
MARCOS Marta
ROHMER Jeremy
VOUSDOUKAS Michail
MENTASCHI Lorenzo
LE COZANNET Goner
AMORES Angel
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC107384
Authors: 
PAPROTNY Dominik
MORALES-NÁPOLES Osvaldo
VOUSDOUKAS Michail
JONKMAN Sebastian
NIKULIN Grigory
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111722
Authors: 
ASENSIO BERMEJO Jose Miguel
FIORINI Alessandro
JIMENEZ NAVARRO Juan Pablo
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111087
Authors: 
BUBECK Philip
DILLENARDT Lisa
ALFIERI Lorenzo
FEYEN Luc
THIEKEN Annegret H
KELLERMANN Patric
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC113893
Authors: 
SANTOS Francisca M.
GOMEZ LOSADA Alvaro
PIRES Jose Carlos M.

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