The effects of a flood in Valkenburg in the Netherlands. In the last 40 years, extreme weather events in Europe have caused half a trillion euros damage. Photo: Romaine CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain DedicationPhoto: Romaine CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication

In Europe extreme weather events resulted in €500 billion losses since 1980

Since 1980, extreme weather events have caused half a trillion euros losses and 145,000 deaths in Europe, EEA has found. Climate change remains the main threat. Today, the insurance coverage is still too low
In EU, annual per capita expenditure on organic products has reached 102 euros. Photo: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

European organic farming keeps growing as market sets record high

Organic land in Europe covers more than 17 million hectares, with a 5.3% increase year on year. But the biggest surge comes from consumers: in the midst of the pandemic, sales mark the highest growth of the decade.
The EU Commission has officially recognized the importance of carbon farming in climate mitigation. Photo: Verita Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)Verita Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

EU regulation on carbon farming and emission trading expected by 2022

Brussels finally acknowledges carbon farming, and opens the way to remuneration systems. The goal? Capturing 42 million tons of CO2 by 2030
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Jericho: an Italian team invents a machine to analyze and treat sick soils

The invention is exhibited in the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale: the terraforming device, designed by the OFL Architecture studio, detects the amount of CO2 in the soil and then injects the biological fertilizers necessary to re-naturalize the soils lacking their original production capacity
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The post-pandemic crisis does not scare the European bioeconomy

The 7th report "Bioeconomy in Europe" by Intesa San Paolo: the total turnover in 2020 is worth 320 billion, with 2 million employees.
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The bioeconomy can save soil health. But where is Europe at?

Thursday 3 June at 3 pm, web conference for the EU Green Week to highlight the latest advances made by research and European institutions in favor of the bioeconomy, starting from the best practices already developed.