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Europe needs adaptation strategies to limit climate change impacts

More frequent and more economically costly storms, floods, droughts and other extreme weather. Wetter conditions in northern Europe but drier weather in the south that could threaten agriculture in some areas. More frequent and more intense heatwaves, posing a lethal threat to the elderly and frail. Melting glaciers, with three-quarters of those in the Swiss Alps likely to disappear by 2050. Rising sea levels for centuries to come.

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EU15 greenhouse gas emissions decline after two years of increases

Emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases from the European Union have fallen slightly after two years of increase, taking the EU a small step closer to its target of an 8% cut within the next eight years.

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Honoloko: environmental game

The EEA has launched a game to reach a younger audience. In cooperation with WHO / Europe, the EEA is launching a game, called Honoloko at the WHO conference on environment and Health in Budapest, Hungary (23 - 25 June).

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