Personal tools

Notifications
Get notifications on new reports and products. Frequency: 3-4 emails / month.
Subscriptions
Sign up to receive our reports (print and/or electronic) and quarterly e-newsletter.
Follow us
Twitter icon Twitter
Facebook icon Facebook
YouTube icon YouTube channel
RSS logo RSS Feeds
More

Write to us Write to us

For the public:


For media and journalists:

Contact EEA staff
Contact the web team
FAQ

Call us Call us

Reception:

Phone: (+45) 33 36 71 00
Fax: (+45) 33 36 71 99


next
previous
items

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sound and independent information
on the environment

You are here: Home / Environmental topics / Climate change / EEA activities

EEA activities

Change language
Mitigation and adaptation are key actions in dealing with climate change. The EEA supports the implementation of related legislation, evaluation of policies and development of long-term strategies of both mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.

EEA data, indicators, assessments and projections focus on climate change mitigation (greenhouse gas (GHG) emission trends, projections, policies and measures), and on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation actions in Europe. The EEA hosts the European climate change data centre.

The EEA works closely with:

  • the European Commission (in particular the Directorate-General for Climate Action, Joint Research Centre, Eurostat)
  • experts from its European Topic Centres:
    • on Air and Climate Change Mitigation (ETC/ACM);
    • on Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation (ETC/CCA);
  • European Environment Information and Observation Network (Eionet).

 

Mitigation

Key activities and products for GHG-emission limitation and reduction include:

  • the annual European Union GHG inventory (compilation and publication);
  • progress assessment of European countries towards their Kyoto and 2020 targets;
  • climate air interactions analysis — information and assessments on synergies and trade-offs between policies in relation to air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions and their impacts on atmospheric composition and other environmental media;
  • support to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on methodological issues and reviews related to GHG inventories;
  • maintaining and updating EEA data viewers as part of the European climate change data centre - detailed data and information on annual GHG emissions, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and mitigation policies and measures in European countries;
  • regular updates of indicators on GHG emissions trends and projections, as part of the EEA core set of indicators.

 

Impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

Key activities and products include:

  • user needs analyses for Copernicus (the European Earth Observation Programme) planned climate change services;
  • climate change state, impact and vulnerability indicators and information on costs of impacts of and adaptation to climate change;
  • analyses of national and sectoral climate change adaptation issues, including overviews of transnational, national and urban adaptation strategies and actions;
  • analyses of natural hazards trends, and linkages between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation;
  • analyses of vulnerability and/or adaptation of specific regions to climate change (e.g. how the Alps handle the challenge of changing water resources);
  • maintaining and managing the European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT) from March 2012 onwards.

 

Outlook

The EEA supports the development of long-term strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change, through:

  • forward-looking assessments for the 2020 to 2050 horizon, e.g. analyses of long-term GHG emissions, climate change impacts and adaptation options;
  • integrated assessments, in particular the State and Outlook reports on the European environment published every five years, and assessments of pan-European environment.

 

Related links

European Topic Centre on Air Pollution and Climate Change Mitigation

European Topic Centre on Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation

European Environment Information and Observation Network

European Commission

European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action

Joint Research Centre

Eurostat

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

            Geographical coverage

            [+] Show Map

            Document Actions
            Filed under:

            Comments

            Archive
            Sign up now!
            Get notifications on new reports and products. Currently we have 33161 subscribers. Frequency: 3-4 emails / month.
            Notifications archive
            Follow us
             
             
             
             
             
            European Environment Agency (EEA)
            Kongens Nytorv 6
            1050 Copenhagen K
            Denmark
            Phone: +45 3336 7100