Sphera | Metropole – Vienna in English | Floods in Europe

Sphera | Metropole – Vienna in English | Floods in Europe

recent floods in germany belgium and austria show the urgency to act and finally do something concrete about the climate change just a day after the european union announced a set of proposals to address the climate emergency but catastrophic events like this have been happening before according to european environmental agency between 1998 and 2009 europe had over 213 major damaging floods which have caused more than a thousand deaths the displacement of about a half a million people and at least 52 billion in insured economic losses this is why since 2007 there is the eu floods directive which assesses and manages flood risks thanks to it the netherlands managed to complete the new flood wall just a few months ago without it everything would have been flooded too
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