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Which content is provided on Climate-ADAPT?

The purpose of the platform is to share information on adaptation in Europe. The platform focuses on current and expected climate change and its related impacts in Europe, as well as current and future vulnerability of regions and sectors, national and transnational adaptation strategies, potential adaptation options, case studies, and tools that support adaptation planning. All information is presented on descriptive web pages, and is complemented by a searchable database. DG Climate Action and the EEA, supported by the European Topic Center on Climate change Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation (ETC/CCA) ensure that the information presented on the platform is chosen according to the selection criteria defined.

 

Which type of information is provided on Climate-ADAPT?

The platform provides predominantly content pointing to relevant resources available on external websites rather than copies of documents or data themselves. Each link to external information is accompanied by descriptive text.

 

Which information is available in the Climate-ADAPT database?

The Climate-ADAPT database allows a quick overview of the available knowledge on climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation in Europe. It is searchable via predefined filter criteria, while metadata make it easier to screen the resources being offered.

 

What is the intended target audience of Climate-ADAPT?

Climate-ADAPT is designed to assist governmental decision-makers (and organisations providing them support such as agencies, boundary organisations and research institutes) working on the development and implementation of adaptation strategies or actions at EU, transnational, national and sub-national level (e.g. cities).

 

What is the quality of the information presented on Climate-ADAPT?

Climate-ADAPT contains very diverse types of information, submitted by different providers. Quality assurance (including peer review procedures) of the information presented is carried out by the information providers themselves. The team at the EEA and ETC/CCA ensures that the quality of the metadata provided in the Climate-ADAPT database follows agreed rules. Disclaimers are available on the individual pages, providing information on relevant sources.

 

In which languages is the information on Climate-ADAPT available?

In order to easily share knowledge on adaptation in Europe, the information provided on Climate-ADAPT is presented in English. However, as an exception, some cases in the section "Country Information" present links to important information sources in national languages.

 

How can information on Climate-ADAPT be searched?

Please use the "Search the website" function on top of the green navigation bar in order to find information in the web pages. Please use the functionality "Search the database" (second from left tab in the green navigation bar) to search for information in the Climate-ADAPT database.

 

Can data and maps be accessed on Climate-ADAPT?

Spatial data and other data can be downloaded in the "Urban vulnerability map book". For all other maps visualised through map viewers on Climate-ADAPT, metadata including contact information for acquiring the original data is available under ‘Maps, graphs and datasets'. Furthermore, Climate-ADAPT refers to indicators that are available on the EEA web site, under ‘indicators').

 

Is it possible to find more help?

Yes, the "Help" section of Climate-ADAPT contains a glossary of relevant terms and tutorial videos for the use of various Climate-ADAPT sections. If this is not sufficient, please contact the Climate-ADAPT support team via climate.adapt@eea.europa.eu.

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