Działania w dziedzinie klimatu

EU Adaptation Strategy

Policy

In April 2013 the European Commission adopted an EU strategy on adaptation to climate change which has been welcomed by the EU Member States. The strategy aims to make Europe more climate-resilient. By taking a coherent approach and providing for improved coordination, it will enhance the preparedness and capacity of all governance levels to respond to the impacts of climate change.

Sheep, sea and wind turbines in the Netherlands © iStockphoto

The EU Adaptation Strategy focuses on three key objectives:

  • Promoting action by Member States: The Commission encourages all Member States to adopt comprehensive adaptation strategies (currently 21 have strategies) and provides funding to help them build up their adaptation capacities and take action. It also supports adaptation in cities through the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy initiative.
  • 'Climate-proofing' action at EU level by further promoting adaptation in key vulnerable sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and cohesion policy, ensuring that Europe's infrastructure is made more resilient, and promoting the use of insurance against natural and man-made disasters.
  • Better informed decision-making by addressing gaps in knowledge about adaptation and further developing the European climate adaptation platform (Climate-ADAPT) as the 'one-stop shop' for adaptation information in Europe.

Evaluation of the EU Adaptation Strategy

In 2016, the Commission launched an evaluation of the EU Adaptation Strategy to examine the actual implementation and performance of the strategy. The evaluation is planned to be completed by the end of 2018.

Documentation

EU Adaptation Strategy Package

Other related documents

Studies

Studies