WMO's State of the Climate in Europe Report for 2022 Urges Immediate Action on Europe's Climate Crisis

The State of the Climate in Europe 2022 report, a collaboration between the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Regional Association VI and the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service, has highlighted the urgent need for action in response to Europe's climate crisis.

During the report launch in Dublin City Hall, key figures including WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas emphasized the gravity of the findings. The report reveals that Europe is the fastest-warming region globally, experiencing double the average global warming since the 1980s. Extreme heatwaves, droughts, and wildfires in 2022 resulted in over 16,000 reported fatalities.

The report, compiled with the contribution of national, regional and UN agencies, underscores the pivotal role of the WMO and its partners in providing comprehensive assessments of the climate crisis. It also highlights a significant milestone in Europe's renewable energy transition, as wind and solar power generated 22.3% of the European Union's electricity in 2022, surpassing fossil gas for the first time.

With the State of the Climate in Europe 2022 report urging immediate action, it serves as a call to governments, organizations, and individuals to address climate change. The launch of the report alongside the 6th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA2023) signals a step towards collaboration among policymakers, scientists, and communities.

As the WMO Regional Association VI faces the climate crisis head-on, the report underscores the crucial role of the WMO and collaborating agencies in providing vital data and insights. By working together and taking urgent action, the WMO Regional Association VI and the international community can pave the way for a sustainable future, safeguarding the well-being of current and future generations. To access the full report, click HERE.