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.
The EU Adaptation Strategy focuses on three key objectives:
In 2016, the Commission launched an evaluation of the EU Adaptation Strategy. The evaluation examines the actual implementation and the achievement of the Strategy compared to what was expected. 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. The evaluation is planned to be completed by mid-2018 and its results will be published here.
In line with the consultation strategy for the evaluation of the EU Adaptation Strategy, public consultation activities are planned to take place according to the following indicative timeframe: