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National adaptation strategies

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)

Countries

NAS adopted

Impacts, vulnerability &
adaptation assessments 

Links                                                                           

Austria

 

  • Anpassungsstudie

Belgium

2010

  • SSD project

Bulgaria

 

 

Czech Republic

 

 

Cyprus

 

 

 

Denmark

2008

 

Estonia

  • ASTRA project

Finland

2005

  • FINADAPT project


Finland's National Adaptation Strategy

France

2006

  • GICC project

Germany

2008

  • KomPass Competence Centre;
  • Klimazwei project;
  • KLIMZUG project

Regional approaches (overview of regional adaptation studies, strategies and plans)

Greece

 

 

Hungary

2008

  • VAHAVA project

Iceland

 

  • VO project

Ireland

  • ERTDI programme;
  • Climate Change Research Programme (CCRP)

Italy

 

 

Latvia

  • ASTRA project

Liechtenstein

 

 

 

Lithuania

 

  • ASTRA project

Luxembourg

 

 

 

Malta

 

 

Netherlands

2008

  • Delta committee,
  • ARK Programme,
  • CcSP,
  • Knowledge for Climate

Norway

2008

  • NORADAPT project,
  • NORKLIMA project

Poland

 

 

 

Portugal

 2010

  • SIAM project

Romania

 

 

Slovak Republic

 

  • ADA project

Slovenia

 

 

 

Spain

2006

  • ECCE project
  • Impacts on coastlines

Sweden

2009

  • SWECLIM project; 
  • SWECIA project;
  • CLIMATOOLS project

Switzerland

 

  • OcCC activities

Turkey

 

 

 

United Kingdom

2008

  • UK National Risk Assessment
  • UKCIP studies

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Wales


 Source: European Environment Agency, Copenhagen

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