Summer in the city: green infrastructure to keep urban areas cool

The last 5 years have been the hottest on record. Temperature records were broken in cities across Czechia, Spain, Germany, France, and Poland. Meanwhile, public health warnings were issued in Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland due to the intense warmth. The team at LIFE Tree Check has come up with several solutions that can help cities […]

An overview on the climate risk drivers, hazards, and consequences in the baltic sea region published

An overview describing the climate risk drivers, hazards, and consequences in the Baltic Sea Region has just been published in the CASCADE project. This report is a useful reference for understanding the links between potential drivers, hazards, and their potential impacts of climate change – direct, indirect and even cascading – on society.

European countries taking action on putting in place UN’s environment-related SDGs

A vast majority of the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) 39 member and cooperating countries are putting in action United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those focused on climate action, water and sanitation, and affordable and clean energy, according to a pan-European assessment, published today, of how the SDGs are being implemented.

Euro area bank interest rate statistics: October 2020

Composite cost-of-borrowing indicator for new loans to corporations and for new loans to households for house purchase broadly unchanged at 1.53% and at 1.36%, respectively Composite interest rate for new deposits with agreed maturity from corporations broadly unchanged at -0.17%, with interest rate for overnight deposits from corporations unchanged at 0.00% Composite interest rate for new deposits with agreed maturity from households broadly unchanged at 0.25%, […]

EU Commissioner Calls for Continued Article 7 Procedure Against Hungary, Poland

The European Union’s Article 7 procedures currently under way against Hungary and Poland should be upheld until issues around the rule of law in those countries are resolved, Didier Reynders, EU Commissioner for Justice, told the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs (LIBE), in Brussels.