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Consultation on the Preparation of the EU Adaptation Strategy

03/07/12

In April 2009 the European Commission adopted the White Paper on adaptation to climate change entitled "Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action". The implementation phase of the White Paper (2009-2012) led to significant achievements. In particular:

  • The vast majority of the 33 actions announced in the White Paper have now been implemented or are about to be.
  • The European Climate Adaptation Platform was launched in March 2012. More and more research findings are being made available on the costs of inaction and action on climate risks.
  • Mainstreaming climate change adaptation considerations into key EU policies has been an important element of the work in the area of adaptation.

Building on this existing work, the EU Adaptation Strategy aims to enhance the preparedness and capacity to respond to the impacts of climate change in the EU, its Member States and regions, down to the local level.

A consultation on the preparation of the EU Adaptation Strategy is now open, please visit the consiultaiton website to contribute your views: http://ec.europa.eu/clima/consultations/0015/index_en.htm

The consultation closes on the 20th August 2012.