2 November 2022
Europe is the fastest warming World Meteorological Organization (WMO) region and the direct impacts of climate change affected hundreds of thousands of citizens during 2021, according to a new report issued by the WMO and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) ahead of the COP27 meeting in Sharm –El-Sheikh. This first edition of the joint State of the Climate in Europe report was released on 2 November 2022 and is part of a global WMO-led effort to provide essential climate data and information tailored to the specific needs of each region, enhancing adaptation and mitigation strategies. An interactive story map with the main findings completes the nearly 50-page assessment. The State of the Climate in Europe report gives a comprehensive assessment of 2021, its key extreme weather events, their impacts and future scenarios for the region.