Adaptation to climate change
Green Paper on "Adapting to climate change in Europe-options for EU action"
This green paper represents the Commission's first policy initiative on adaptation to climate change. It underlines that Europe must take adaptation measures to lessen impacts of current and future warming. Nearly all sectors of society and the economy, including agriculture, forestry, fisheries, tourism and healthcare, will have to actively involved in adaptation to climate change.
The launch of the green paper is followed by a broad public consultation which includes an internet consultation lasting until end November. The Commission is then due to develop a Communication on adaptation to climate change by the end of 2008.