What is climate adaptation?
Climate adaptation refers to actions and strategies aimed at reducing the negative impacts of climate change and increasing the ability of communities and ecosystems to withstand and recover from its effects. It requires a holistic approach, incorporating both technological and societal changes, as well as cooperation and coordination at local, national, and international levels.
Regions for climate change resilience through Innovation, Science and Technology.
RESIST is a five-year project that has emerged from the need to make regions more resilient to climate change. The project will adopt a new practical framework in which climate adaptation pathways will be tested in four EU regions with different socioeconomic profiles: Southwest Finland, Central Denmark, Catalonia and Central Portugal. Know-how and adaptation pathways will be transferred from the four demonstrator regions to eight twinned regions through mutual-learning activities and immersive digital twins.
EU commitment with climate adaptation
The European Commission adopted its new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change on 24 February 2021. The new strategy sets out how the European Union can adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change and become climate resilient by 2050. The EU will increase support for international climate resilience and preparedness through the provision of resources, by prioritizing action and increasing effectiveness, through the scaling up of international finance and through stronger global engagement and exchanges on adaptation.