COP-19 – Day 4

Martin Korolec

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Day 4 (November 14) highlights:

ITALY: Luca Mercalli, President of the Italian Meteorological Society, says the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) data on sea level rise confirm concerns also for Italy’s coast, where it will likely affect both agricultural irrigation and the tourism sector. More

COP-19: COP President and Poland’s Minister of the Environment Marcin Korolec says Europe needs to be more open to shale gas. More

ISRAEL: A new study of the Israeli Energy Forum, presented in Tel Aviv, argues Israel could jump the share of renewables to 80% of its energy mix by 2040. More

GERMANY: Friedrich-Wilhelm Gerstengarbe, meteorologist at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) comments on WMO’s report and says the accumulation of extreme events is a clear indication that we are in the midst of a change of the global climate. More

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