ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN TRANSNATIONAL REGIONS IN EUROPE
The European Environment Agency (EEA) published on-line the EEA Briefing “Addressing climate change adaptation in transnational regions in Europe“, which gives an up-to-date state of play of how European countries and macro-regions are working together in adapting to climate change impacts, some of which are considered climate change ‘hot spots’ – most vulnerable to changes.
The briefing focuses on 12 of the 15 European transnational regions including the North Sea, North West Europe, Northern Periphery and Arctic, the Baltic Sea, the Danube, the Atlantic Area, the Alpine Space, Central Europe, the Adriatic-Ionian, the Balkan-Mediterranean, South West Europe and the Mediterranean, as defined by the current INTERREG V B 2014–2020 programme. These regions cover many EEA member countries where environmental and climate change issues are being tackled via various regional and European Union cooperation initiatives. Climate change adversely affects the economy, infrastructure, human health, and ecosystems in these regions and many of these impacts are transboundary.
The briefing presents a summary overview of the findings of the European Topic Centre on Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation (ETC/CCA) Technical Paper. The Hungarian Co-coordinator of Environmental Risks (PA5) Priority Area of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region contributed with his reviews as member of the Advisory Group. This Technical Paper provides an overview and analysis of the actions on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction promoted in 12 European transnational regions, by analysing besides the INTERREG transnational cooperation programmes also the EU macro-regional strategies, the international conventions and the other cooperation initiatives.
Ramieri E., M. Breil., S. Castellari, E. Calliari, W. Lexer, S. Fronzek (2018) “Adaptation policies and knowledge base in Transnational regions in Europe”. European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation (ETC/CCA) Technical Paper 2018/4.
available here: https://cca.eionet.europa.eu/reports/TP_4-2018