EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader

Find Us

ADVERTISEMENT

EU Green Week focuses on water management in the face of flooding risk

A cyclist stops to look at flood waters on a property in Geraardsbergen, Belgium, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024
A cyclist stops to look at flood waters on a property in Geraardsbergen, Belgium, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024 Copyright Virginia Mayo/Copyright 2024 The AP. All rights reserved
Copyright Virginia Mayo/Copyright 2024 The AP. All rights reserved
By Euronews
Published on
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

According to a report published by the European Environment Agency earlier this month, 12 per cent of Europe's population lives in areas at risk of flooding.

ADVERTISEMENT

Water resilience in the face of the climate crisis is the focus of Green Week in Brussels.

The 2024 EU Green Week is part of a wider communication campaign dedicated to fostering awareness and promoting solutions in the face of the climate crisis. 

Floods have hit Europe with increasing intensity, such as those in eastern Belgium in July 2021, where 240 people died. 

In a report published this month, the European Environment Agency sounded the alarm that 12 per cent of Europe's population lives in areas at risk of flooding.

Alain Maron, Brussels Minister for Climate Transition commented that it is important that countries financially invest in climate change, as well as alter their mindset around the green transition.

"There are two main things: financial resources. This also means that all adaptation policies must be integrated into the European financial framework. Countries must invest massively in adaptation policies. That's one thing. The other thing is changes in practices. Implementing solutions based on nature. That's the most effective. And that doesn't necessarily cost more. But it's really a change of model, a change of mindset, almost a cultural change" said Maron.

According to the European Environment Agency, flooding could intensify mainly in north-western Europe and the centre of the continent.

Watch the full video in the player above.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Chancellor visits flood-stricken regions in southwest Germany

Europe hit by severe floods in the north and heatwaves in the south

WATCH: Heavy floods cause chaos in northern Italy