The EU has launched a public consultation on the evaluation of the EU's Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from professionals dealing with adaptation to climate change in all types of organisations in the EU. The consultation is open until 1st March 2018.
The EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change adopted in April 2013 aims to increase the resilience of the EU territory by enhancing the preparedness and capacity of all government levels to respond to the impacts of climate change. The Strategy commits to delivering three objectives - promoting action by Member States; ‘climate-proofing’ action at EU level; and better-informed decision-making.
In 2016, the Commission launched an evaluation of the Strategy. The evaluation examines the implementation and achievements of the Strategy compared to what was expected at the time the Strategy was adopted in 2013. It also looks at the evolution of the needs to which the Strategy responds, for example in light of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which treats adaptation to climate change on equal footing with greenhouse gas emission reduction. The evaluation follows the standard framework for evaluation of EU policies and examines the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value.
The open public consultation is one of the stakeholder consultation activities undertaken to gather evidence to support the Strategy’s evaluation.
Read more about the public consultation and how to submit a contribution here.