Monday, February 25, 2008

Event: 'Adapting to Climate Change in Europe – Options for EU Action'.

Entrepreneur's E-Guide: According to a new press release, on 27 February 2008, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in partnership with the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), will host a multi-stakeholder roundtable on Climate Change entitled 'Adapting to Climate Change in Europe – Options for EU Action'.

The 27 February roundtable will discuss these issues. Climate change concerns us all. Therefore all actors, in the widest possible sense, from the individual citizen to public authorities, the private sector, businesses, towns and cities, academics, networks, policy makers and authorities at all levels, associations and NGOs are invited to participate actively during the roundtable.
On 29 June 2007, the European Commission adopted its first policy document on adapting to the impact of climate change. The Green Paper 'Adaptation to climate change in Europe - options for EU action,' builds upon the work and findings of the European Climate Change Programme. The Green Paper sets out four lines of priority actions to be considered: early action to develop adaptation strategies in areas where current knowledge is sufficient; integrating global adaptation needs into the EU’s external relations and building a new alliance with partners around the world; filling knowledge gaps on adaptation through EU-level research and exchange of information; setting up a European advisory group on adaptation to climate change to analyse coordinated strategies and actions.

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