This study assessed the most significant threats and challenges posed by climate change to the EU by focussing on policy areas of particular relevance for the EU budget and where no or little action has been taken so far. To this end, the project team identified the most appropriate measures that could be taken or adjusted to address these threats until 2020 and to assess them against their economic, social and environmental impacts. The analysis focussed on measures that are currently not subject to ongoing assessments. The outcome of the project was recommendations on how these measures could be best implemented with the EU policy framework. Finally, the team assessed how to climate-proof funding in the following key EU policy areas: the Common Agriculture Policy; Cohesion and Structural funds; TEN-E and TEN T funds; and RTD funds related to science and technologies. FT acted as a co-coordinator and provided input to all tasks for the sectors agriculture and transport.
project-category:Adaption to climate change