The European Topic Centre on Climate change adaptation and LULUCF (ETC CA) is a Consortium of 16 European organisations with expertise in the topic area of climate change adaptation and Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) working in partnership with the European Environment Agency under a framework partnership agreement for the period 2022-2026.
The ETC CA assists the European Environment Agency (EEA) in supporting the implementation and developments of EU legislation and policy by monitoring and assessing climate change impacts, hazards and adaptation and LULUCF, contributing to the harmonisation, quality assessment and sharing of data and/or information, the main supported policy process being the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, in the framework of the EU Green Deal.
The ETC CA main activities are:
produce knowledge base and indicators across sectors and regions.
- elaborate integrated and systemic assessments of climate change vulnerabilities and natural hazard risks to society and ecosystems.
- carry out monitoring, reporting and evaluation of climate change adaptation strategies, plans, options and measures.
- update, evaluate and improve the European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT), thus contributing to better informed decision‑making.
FT is working on the meantime of the EU adaptation platform of CLIMATE-adapt (new content, case studies, adaptation option), the development and assessment of adaptation reporting and on the topic of urban and local adaptation.