EU Adaptation Strategy 

The European Commission is updating the EU Adaptation Strategy as a part of the European Green Deal roadmap. The speed of adaptation to climate change varies across member states and sectors, and the new strategy aims to respond to adaptation challenges within the EU in a more ambitious and comprehensive way. This will be done by e.g. closing knowledge gaps and further mainstreaming adaptation in the EU. You can find more information about the update here.

The evaluation of the strategy was published in 2018. 

The EU Adaptation Strategy (2013) aims for better preparedness at the Community level, increased opportunities to respond to the impacts of climate change at all administrative levels and better coordination. 

The EU strategy emphasises the role of the national adaptation strategies and integrating adaptation in all relevant policies at all levels. Responses to the impacts of climate change have also been incorporated into the common EU policies, including the common agricultural policy, guidelines for the transport sector, Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive. 

Related links

EU adaptation to climate chance
European Climate Adaptation platform (Climate-ADAPT)
European Green Deal 

Further information

Kirsi Mäkinen, Ministerial Adviser 
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Luonnonvaraosasto, Luonnonvara- ja vesitalousyksikkö 0295162104