Flood studies bring climate change lawsuits a step closer

EurActiv: A leading climate professor says that new evidence which further reinforces the connection between global warming and extreme rainfall is "extremely important" in setting out a methodology which could one day be used to sue energy companies for climate damage. Background In April 2007, EU lawmakers reached agreement on a Floods Directive for assessing and managing risks. First proposed by the European Commission in 2006, it was a climate change adaptation measure, as floods are expected......

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