PEER project 1A: A comparative analysis of national adaptation strategies in European Countries

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Abstract

In the late 1990s, European countries started the development of adaptation responses to climate change, spearheaded by a few frontrunners such as Finland and the United Kingdom. From 2005, activities accelerated in various other countries, several of which do now have national adaptation strategies. In this new and rapidly evolving area it is useful to learn from each other¿s approaches and experiences. The paper reports on the preliminary results of a comparative analysis of national adaptation action in a dozen EU countries, a project performed by the Partnership of European Environmental Research institutions (PEER). It looks specifically at a number of dimensions, such as the balance between a government-driven top-down approach and a stakeholder-driven bottom-up approach, the way scientific information is developed and made available to adaptation planning, and the problem of multi-level governance. Some illustrative cases are described.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventHow can climate change be incorporated in river basin management plans under the WFD? -
Duration: 23 Oct 200824 Oct 2008

Conference

ConferenceHow can climate change be incorporated in river basin management plans under the WFD?
Period23/10/0824/10/08

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    Biesbroek, G. R., & Swart, R. J. (2008). PEER project 1A: A comparative analysis of national adaptation strategies in European Countries. Paper presented at How can climate change be incorporated in river basin management plans under the WFD?, . https://edepot.wur.nl/723