Europe’s adaptation strategy to tackle human cost of climate change

Euractiv | Feb 23, 2021 at 8:30 AM
  • Alongside measures to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate global warming, the EU also needs to prepare for the impacts of climate change that cannot be avoided – such as increased occurrence of storms, floods, droughts and heatwaves.
  • In the resolution, MEPs called for increased funding at global, EU, national, and regional levels, using the 30% climate spending target in the bloc’s seven-year budget for both mitigation and adaptation.
  • The EU’s adaptation strategy will also need to involve the regional level as spatial planning will be key to mitigate the impact of extreme weather like floods and storms.