Saturday, March 24, 2012

A new tool for climate adaptation policymaking

Focus Information Agency: European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT), an interactive web-based tool on adaptation to climate change, goes online today at the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen. Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, joined Ida Auken, Denmark's Minister for the Environment, and the EEA's Executive Director Jacqueline McGlade for the launch, a press release of the EC informs.

The European Climate Adaptation Platform is a publicly accessible, web-based platform (, designed to support policy-makers at EU, national, regional and local levels in the development of climate change adaptation measures and policies. Adaptation means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking appropriate action to prevent or minimise the damage they can cause.

CLIMATE-ADAPT has been developed with the support of the European scientific and policy making community, and will help users to access, disseminate and integrate information on:
  • Expected climate change in Europe
  • The vulnerability of regions, countries and sectors now and in the future
  • Information on national, regional and transnational adaptation activities and strategies
  • Case studies of adaptation and potential future adaptation options
  • Online tools that support adaptation planning
  • Adaptation-related research projects, guideline documents, reports information sources, links, news & events....
Headquarters of the European Environment Agency, shot by Loozrboy, Wikimedia Commons via Flickr, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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