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21 June, 2022

All our livelihoods sprout from the top two metres of the earth's crust. Agriculture is a fundamental part of our society... and also of the ecological transition. According to the European Environment Agency, farming accounts for 10% of current greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. And the demand for food is expected to increase by 70% in the coming decades. It is therefore a very relevant sector in the European Green Deal. At the heart of the European Commission's agricultural policies is the CAP - the Common Agricultural Policy.

30 May, 2022

Copernicus, the European Earth observation and modelling initiative, offers its data to a multitude of individuals, organisations and institutions openly and free of charge through its thematic information services. In particular, the Copernicus Climate Change service has more than 130 000 users, and has provided more than 88 000 TBs of data through its Climate Data Store. And all this in just 4 years, as the service has been operational since 2018.

13 April, 2022

Of all hazards affecting Europe since 1970, the top 5 highest loss events were all winter windstorms. Since insurance companies in Europe are required by law to have enough capital to cover any events that happen every 200 years, modelling these windstorms is key. Here we explain one of the results of PRIMAVERA, related to insurance companies and winter windstorms.

6 April, 2022

Up in northeastern Canada there’s a town with a wall-like structure that is 50 metres high, 1.3 kilometres long, and protects its citizens from the chilling winter winds. The town is Fermont, with a population of ~2500 people. And the “Mur-Écran” (as it is known by the Fermontois) is not solid like the wall in Game of Thrones.

11 February, 2022

Extreme weather events leave tremendous impacts on society. Just in 2021 the impact of extreme weather were enormous throughout the globe, as detailed by the World Meteorological Organization in its 2021 State of the Climate. High temperatures brought rain - rather than snow - to Greenland's ice for the first time. Canadian glaciers underwent rapid melting.

4 February, 2022

We've updated the AdapteCCa Climate Change Scenario Viewer with new functionalities!

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