23 Mar '12, 11am

Via @EUEnvironment: New website to assist with #climate change adaptation in Europe launched #ClimateADAPT

The Arctic faces much larger temperature increases than the global average increase and a decrease in summer sea ice cover with risks for wildlife. There is a potential for increasing oil and gas exploration and shipping in the region, but the environmental impacts should be addressed. Arctic countries are considering adapting their fishing industry to northward moving fish species. In Northern Europe adaptation actions may address less snow and lake and river ice cover and increased winter and spring river flows. Adaptation plans focus on flood risk management, increased hydropower potential, enhanced forest growth, lower energy consumption for heating and possibly growing summer tourism. In North-western Europe risks of coastal flooding in densely populated low-lying coastal areas are increasing. These may be addressed by coastal defence systems and measures such as sand...

Full article: http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/major-new-website-to-...

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