Europe and Climate Change
In June 2007, the European Union, to the global debate on adaptation to climate change with its Green Bible, COM(2007)354. The Green Paper has emerged as the need for a thorough and organised response to the unusual, extreme weather events that have affected European countries in the recent past (floods and forest fires, IPCC 2013), and is the start of a public consultation on the policy measures that need to be taken to reduce the consequences and costs of global warming as a result of Climate Change.
The Green Bible examines all the regional and sectoral impacts of climate change and sets out the rationale for addressing them at a European level.
It is pointed out that, according to the Stern Review estimates, an average global temperature increase of 3-4°C implies additional adaptation costs (in infrastructure and building equipment) of 1-10% of total investment costs in OECD countries, or $15-150 billion per year (0.05-0.5% of GDP) (Ministry of Environment & Energy, Directorate General of Environmental Policy, National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change, 2016).
The overall result from the incalculable impacts that may burden our host planet is the collective response to the risks of Climate Change, through the coexistence of active scientific, business and academic forces, in a “common space”, in which the sciences of research and experiments, cooperating with the business of exploiting the results in the top goal of “halting Climate Change” to bring about the expected successful result:
“To support the health of the planet, and through it mankind”!
In the service of this high purpose, a large scientific team was created of the “Earth and Space of Delphic Amphictyony”.