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CYPADAPT : Development of a national strategy for adaptation to climate change adverse impacts in Cyprus

Description:

 

The aim of CYPADAPT was to strengthen and increase Cyprus adaptive capacity to climate change impacts through the development of a National Adaptation Strategy. The project had the following aims:

- outline knowledge about current climate variations;
- describe future changes projected for the 21st century;
- characterise adaptive capacity to cope with present-day climate;
- provide estimates of potential impacts under future climate change;
- assess the relative vulnerability of different systems, sectors or communities to climate change;
- propose appropriate measures for adapting to climate change.

Both the vulnerability assessment and the adaptation measures refer to all the policy areas of Cyprus that are – or expected to be – affected by climate change. The categorization of the adaptation policy areas was based on the White Paper of the European Commission entitled “Adapting to climate change: towards a European framework for action”.

Project information

Lead
Department of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (MANRE)
Partners

Department of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (MANRE)

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

National Observatory Of Athens (NOA)

Source of funding
LIFE10ENV/CY/000723

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Keywords

decision making support, environmental assessment, environmental awareness, information system, monitoring system

Duration

2011-2014

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity

Elements

Sector Policies, Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios, Adaptation Plans and Strategies, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Agriculture, Biodiversity, Buildings, Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy, Financial, Forestry, Health, Marine and Fisheries, Transport, Urban, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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