Commission adopts new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change
25/02/2021

Commission adopts new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

The European Commission has adopted a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change. The strategy starts work on preparing for the unavoidable impacts of climate change, from deadly heatwaves and droughts, to decimated forests and coastlines in Europe and the world at large.

The new strategy builds on the 2013 Climate Change Adaptation Strategy but aims to shift the focus from understanding the problem to developing and implementing solutions. Within this, the Commission will implement the planned Horizon Europe Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change and other adaptation-relevant Missions, including on soil health, climate-neutral cities, and oceans once these are endorsed.

The Commission highlights that the strategy must involve all parts of society and all levels of governance, as different actors work together to improve knowledge, step-up adaptation planning, accelerating actions and strengthening global climate resilience. 

ERRIN continues to involve its members in its work on the development of the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change, as well as other Missions.

Read more about the adoption of the strategy here