- Opening date
Why we are consulting
Evaluation of the EU's Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from professionals dealing with adaptation to climate change in all types of organisations in the EU.
|Period of consultation|
7/12/2017 – 1/3/2018
|Objective of the consultation|
The EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change (from now on: the Strategy) adopted in April 2013 aims to increase the resilience of the EU territory by enhancing the preparedness and capacity of all government levels to respond to the impacts of climate change. The Strategy commits to delivering three objectives - promoting action by Member States; ‘climate-proofing’ action at EU level; and better-informed decision-making - through the implementation of eight Actions:
In 2016, the Commission launched an evaluation of the Strategy. The evaluation examines the implementation and achievements of the Strategy compared to what was expected at the time the Strategy was adopted in 2013. It also looks at the evolution of the needs to which the Strategy responds, for example in light of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which treats adaptation to climate change on equal footing with greenhouse gas emission reduction. The evaluation follows the standard framework for evaluation of EU policies and examines the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value. More details on the evaluation and the specific evaluation questions can be found in the evaluation roadmap.
This open public consultation is one of the stakeholder consultation activities undertaken to gather evidence to support the Strategy’s evaluation.
|How to submit your contribution|
In the interests of transparency, the Commission asks organisations who wish to submit comments in the context of public consultations to provide the Commission and the public at large with information about whom and what they represent by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions. (Consultation Standards, see COM (2002) 704, and Communication on ETI Follow-up, see COM (2007) 127 of 21/03/2007). If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to Register now.
Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
Only responses received through the online questionnaire will be taken into account and included in the summary report. The online questionnaire will allow respondents to upload a document, such as a position paper. This document will be published together with the response.
|View the questionnaire|
|Public consultation meeting|
Public consultation meeting on the evaluation of the EU's Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, 23 January 2018, Centre de Conférences Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium.
|Reference documents and other, related consultations|
It should be noted that the background documents are part of the on-going consultation process of an evaluation carried out by external consultants and does not represent the views of the Commission. This consultation is taking place at a time when the consulting team has completed its desk review as well as the targeted surveys and interviews. The findings presented in the background documents and in the questionnaire are thus preliminary and do not represent the full assessment, as findings and conclusions may change as the work advances.
Directorate-General for Climate Action
|View the contributions|
|Results of consultation and next steps|
|Protection of personal dataSpecific privacy statement|