New EEA report: EU member states are scaling up climate adaptation efforts
On 14 December, the European Environment Agency (EEA) presented its new report on the status of national climate adaptation measures. Within the framework of the ETC CA project, Climate Alliance was also significantly involved in the development of the report.
The report provides an overview of the national adaptation action of all EU Member States for the year 2021, showing that national efforts in the field of climate adaptation have been scaled up: Capacities for raising awareness on climate adaptation have been built, more funding opportunities for adaptation measures have been tapped. Also, some countries are using legislation to institutionalise climate risk assessment. Nevertheless, many countries still rely on soft measures without legal obligation, and the social equity aspect of climate adaptation has not yet arrived in many countries.
The full report is now available online in English.
- EEA report “Advancing towards climate resilience in Europe — Status of reported national adaptation actions in 2021"
- ETC CA project