The urgency to step up climate adaptation action - EU Strategy & Horizon Europe Mission
MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri and MEP Maria Spyraki Co-Chairs of the European Parliament Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development’
Cordially invites you to a the web-conference: The urgency to step up climate adaptation action
Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, with potentially devastating impacts on people, the environment and the economy. Reducing our carbon footprint is therefore crucial. But despite our best efforts to reduce emissions, climate change will take place, and is already underway as shown by the increasing frequency and severity of climate and weather extremes.
This Mission will become a key implementation action of the Strategy through its three objectives:
better preparing Europe to manage climate risks,
supporting 200 communities and regions in designing a vision and innovative pathways and testing innovative solutions, and
up-scaling innovative solutions and implementing up to 100 climate resilience deep demonstrators.
It is essential to have the full support of local leaders and the civil society they represent for successful implementation of both the Strategy and the Mission. Therefore, the European Commission (DG CLIMA and RTD) and the EP Intergroup have joined forces to organise a discussion on the critical success factors and key enablers for the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change and the Mission Adaptation with MEPs and other stakeholders, including ways for mobilising national, regional and local engagement and ownership.