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AMAZALERT examined how global and regional climate and land-use changes will impact Amazonian forests, agriculture, waters, and people; and how these impacts feed back onto climate. 

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“The AMAZALERT project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 282664, and was co-funded by many national agencies an institutes.”

General Climate News (selection)

European City Facility – First call for applications is open The European City Facility supports local authorities and their groupings from the EU-27 and the UK in developing investment concepts for sustainable energy. Successful applicants will benefit from capacity building and peer learning activities for developing sound investment packages and receive financial aid of up to EUR 60,000.
Covenant of Mayors, Wednesday 27 May 2020
World can likely capture and store enough carbon dioxide to meet climate targets The world is currently on track to fulfil scenarios on diverting atmospheric CO2 to underground reservoirs, according to a new study by Imperial College London. Carbon capture and storage would be used alongside other interventions such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and electrification of the transportation sector.
Imperial College London, Thursday 21 May 2020
Course: How to facilitate effective meetings on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reducion 'Participate!' is a free interactive online training module to support the design of effective science, policy and practice events. The course focuses on participatory meetings such as workshops, conferences and training courses for the climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction communities.
PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction, Tuesday 19 May 2020
Knowledge management roadmap for climate action Addressing the climate crisis will require readily access to data and information. The PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction (2015-2020) presents steps to take for fast and efficient knowledge discovery and learning by content-sharing platforms, portals, projects and organisations related to climate action.
PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction, Tuesday 19 May 2020
Bridging climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the European Green Deal The PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction (2015-2020) presents a policy brief with key insights for bridging climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the European Green Deal.
PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction, Tuesday 19 May 2020
PLACARD recommendations for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction bonding The PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction (2015-2020) reports experience-based recommendations to enhance cooperation, collaboration, communication, coherence, and capacity-sharing between the climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction communities.
PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction, Tuesday 19 May 2020
Ambitious EU climate efforts could increase greenhouse gas emissions in the rest of the world The more the EU economy succeeds in dialing down greenhouse gas emissions, the more the rest of the world will turn them up – unless a similar level of green ambitions is shared by others. Up to 61.5% of the saved EU emissions could end up as increased emissions elsewhere in the world, as described in a new policy brief prepared by economists at the University of Copenhagen.
University of Copenhagen, Monday 18 May 2020
Climate change: now is the moment to rebuild better The urgency of actions to recover from the COVID-19 crisis must not deter long-term climate objectives. The recovery efforts must seize the opportunity to increase the resilience of our society, especially to climate impacts.
EU Science Hub, Thursday 14 May 2020
New report: coastal adaptation against sea level rise makes economic sense Coastal zones in Europe contain large human populations, significant socio-economic activities and assets, and fragile ecosystems. Coastal communities will face increasing risk of floods as climate change could cause extreme sea levels to rise with one meter or more by 2100. Coastal adaptation, however, could prevent 95% of the projected economic losses.
EU Science Hub, Tuesday 5 May 2020
CO2 emissions from dry inland waters globally underestimated Inland waters play an important role in the global carbon cycle. Calculations that scale up the carbon dioxide emissions from land and water surface areas do not take account of inland waters that dry out intermittently. This means that the actual emissions from inland waters have been significantly underestimated.
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Friday 1 May 2020