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Impacts of Europe's changing climate - 2008 indicator-based assessment

Funded under: FP7-ENVIRONMENT


This report is an update and extension of the 2004 EEA Report Impacts of Europe's changing climate. Since 2004, there has been much progress in monitoring and assessing the impacts of climate change in Europe. The objectives of this report are to present this new information on past and projected climate change and its impacts through indicators, to identify the sectors and regions most vulnerable to climate change with a need for adaptation, and to highlight the need to enhance monitoring and reduce uncertainties in climate and impact modelling. To reflect the broadening of coverage of indicators and make use of the best available expertise, the report has been developed jointly by EEA, JRC and WHO Regional Office for Europe.
The main part of this report summarises the relevance, past trends and future projections for about 40 indicators (from 22 in the 2004 report). The indicators cover atmosphere and climate, the cryosphere, marine systems, terrestrial systems and biodiversity, agriculture and forestry, soil, water quantity (including floods and droughts), water quality and fresh water ecology, and human health. The report also addresses adaptation and the economics of climate change impacts and adaptation strategies and policies, and data availability and uncertainty.

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Authors: JOL A, European Environment Agency (EEA), Copenhagen (DK);STASTNY P, European Environment Agency (EEA), Copenhagen (DK);RAES F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);LAVALLE C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);MENNE B, Word Health Organization/Europe (WHO/Europe), Copenhagen (DK);WOLF T, Word Health Organization/Europe (WHO/Europe), Copenhagen (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008. 246 pp Euro: 25
Availability: (Catalogue Number: TH-AL-08-004-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-9167-372-8
Record Number: 200910081 / Last updated on: 2008-12-04
Original language: en
Available languages: en