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Impacts of Europe’s Changing Climate – 2008 Indicator-Based Assessment

Impacts of Europe's changing climate - 2008 indicator-based assessment 29 September 2008: This European Environment Agency (EEA) report presents past and projected climate change and impacts in Europe, based on approximately 40 indicators, and identifies sectors and regions that are vulnerable and require adaptation.

The consequences of both observed and projected changes include an increased risk of floods and droughts, losses of biodiversity, threats to human health and damage to economic sectors such as energy, transport, forestry, agriculture and tourism. The report also shows the need for: adaptation actions at the EU, national and regional levels; enhanced monitoring data collection and exchange; and reduced uncertainties in projections. The publication is a joint effort of the EEA, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. [The Report] [EEA Press release, 29 September 2008]