The European Commission developed a comprehensive EU Adaptation Strategy with the general aim to enhance the preparedness and capacity to effectively address the impacts of climatic change in the EU, its Member States, regions and cities, down to the local level.
The preparation of the EU Adaptation Strategy was supported from December 2011 till February 2013 by the project contract (CLIMA.C.3/SER/2011/0026) undertaken by the Environment Agency Austria (EAA) together with AEA Technology plc (AEA), Alterra, FEEM Servizi Srl (FEEM) and Fresh Thoughts Consulting (FT).
FT covered the following tasks:
- Assessment of climate change impacts on agriculture, forestry, water, coastal zones, marine environment, social issues
- Development of adaptation measures to address the impacts in the sectors mentioned above. This covers as well technical solutions (e.g. new standards for infrastructure), market based solutions (pricing, loans) and awareness raising campaigns
- Development of a strategy that mainstreams climate change into other policy areas
- Support to the impact assessment of the planned EU adaptation strategy
- Development of a stakeholder participation process
- Support to the public participation process
- Organisation of 5 stakeholder meetings, 3 lunchtime seminars for EU Commission staff and 2 expert seminars
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