Mainstreaming: Identify and make use of entry points for adaptation into existing instruments and/or create new instruments for adaptation
Adaptation should not be performed in isolation from existing policies (e.g. legislation, funding systems), management structures (e.g. networks) and processes (e.g. in decision making). Thus, to allow synergies, instruments in place with relevance for adaptation should be reviewed and modified to cope with current and future impacts of climate, and including via better considerations for disaster risk management practices. Integrating adaptation through reviewing and modifying existing instruments or – if needed – establish new ones shall not be restricted to the environmental sector or to the public authority; it also refers to economic sectors and private organisations.
CLIMATE-ADAPT provides information on various EU policies in which mainstreaming climate change adaptation is ongoing or explored.
Guidance and tools
- Technical guidance on integrating climate change adaptation in programmes and investments of Cohesion Policy
- Methodologies for Climate Proofing Investments and Measures Under Cohesion and Regional Policy and the Common Agricultural Policy - Identifying the Climate Risks related to Rural Areas and Adaptation Options
- Methodologies for Climate Proofing Investments and Measures Under Cohesion and Regional Policy and the Common Agricultural Policy - Sectoral Fiches for Cohesion Policy and Adaptation Policy
- Climate Smart Decisions
- Assessing the Climate Change Fitness of Spatial Planning: A Guidance for Planners.
- A Guideline to Adapt Protected Area Management to Climate Change