5 things we learned from the EU’s big (and first) climate risk report

Farming must change. Diets must evolve. Southern Europe is at risk. And disaster looms if EU leaders don’t act after June’s election.

By Zia Weise
March 11, 2024

BRUSSELS — Act now or climate change will wreak catastrophic damage on Europe.

That’s the blunt message scientists sent to the European Union’s leaders on Monday in the first-ever report on climate risks facing the bloc from the European Environment Agency (EEA).

The EEA, an EU body conducting independent research to inform policymaking, warned that the bloc is unprepared for the effects of climate change even if the world manages to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as set down in the Paris Agreement.

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