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Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:14

EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change published

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The new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, Building a Climate-Resilient Future, has been published today, 24 February 2021. The Strategy and associated resources can be accessed via https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_663 

This EU Strategy sets out a pathway 'to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change'. The Press Release notes that 'While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must also get ready to face its unavoidable consequences. From deadly heatwaves and devastating droughts, to decimated forests and coastlines eroded by rising sea levels, climate change is already taking its toll in Europe and worldwide. Building on the 2013 Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, the aim of today's proposals is to shift the focus from understanding the problem to developing solutions, and to move from planning to implementation'.

PIANC's Climate Change Adaptation Guidance can also now be accessed via the EU's ClimateADAPT portal - see https://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/metadata/guidances/climate-change-adaptation-planning-for-ports-and-inland-waterways

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