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Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action

Year of publication2009
Place of publicationBrussels
Number of pages18
The EU Commission has issued this policy paper on how Europe can improve its resilience to climate change. The paper establishes a framework for action, focusing on:

• building a stronger knowledge base on the risks and impacts of climate change.
• taking account of climate change impact in key EU policies.
• combining different policy measures to best effect – innovative funding (including market-based schemes) may be required to facilitate adaptation.
• supporting wider international efforts on adaptation.
• working in partnership with national, regional and local authorities.