EEA member countries are at different stages of preparing, developing and implementing national adaptation strategies. The development depends on the magnitude and nature of the observed impacts, assessments of current and future vulnerability and the capacity to adapt. All countries have also submitted information on their adaptation plans in their 5th National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change due on 1 January 2010. In addition, some actions and measures are increasingly being taken at regional and local levels.
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The overview of progress towards national adaptation strategies presents below documents, of which some are defined by the EU member states’ governments themselves as a 'national climate change adaptation strategy'.
Neither EEA nor the European Commission has developed an agreed common definition or criteria for the content and scope of a national adaptation strategy. Furthermore no exhaustive comparison or evaluation of NAS across EU member states has been performed so far.
Progress towards national adaptation strategies (NAS)
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