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Adaptation options

Last Update: 08 May 2013

Adaptation aims to manage climate risk to an acceptable level, taking advantage of any positive opportunities that may arise. Potential adaptation options can be explored below by selecting a specific climate impact and / or adaptation sector of interest. Case studies of adaptation measures implemented in specific regions can be investigated here.

Publications & reports

 ClimateCost Policy Brief No 2: The Costs and Benefits of Adaptation in Europe: Review Summary and Synthesis This briefing note summarises the review and synthesis work on the costs (and benefits) of a ...
 Identifying adaptation options This document provides guidance on the identification and selection of adaptation options that can be used to respond to climate risks. It builds on information previous ...
 Europe Adapts to Climate Change. Comparing National Adaptation Strategies This report presents a comparative analysis of national adaptation strategies in a sample of European countries. The primary o ...
 UNFCCC Database of Private Sector Initiative on Adaptation This online database of case studies has been developed under the Private Sector Initiative (PSI) of the United Nations Framework Conventi ...
 CBD Climate Change Adaptation Database The database of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) provides web-based guidance on the integration of biodiversity within adaptation planning. It conta ...
 OURCOAST, the European portal for Integrated Coastal Zone Management Through OURCOAST, the European Commission aims to ensure that lessons learned from the coastal management experiences and practice ...

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  Adaptation or improvement of dikes and dams Dikes and dams need regular maintenance and strengthening to keep their protection capacities and meet safety requirements. In addition, climate scenarios f ...
  Adaptation of Flood Management Plans Floods can be from many sources caused by multiple mechanisms including due to heavy rainfall or meltwater, when the infiltration capacity of the soil is exceeded ...
  Water Recycling Access to adequate supplies of water is central to a sustainable future and climate change is expected to exacerbate water scarcity problems in several European regions. Recycling of w ...
  Floating and Amphibious Housing Floating and amphibious houses are built to be situated in a water body and are designed to adapt to rising and falling water levels. Floating houses are permanently in ...
  Floating or Elevated Roads Road transport infrastructure and evacuation routes that are prone to flooding need to be flood proofed to reduce the vulnerability and negative impacts of flooding of trans ...
  Urban Farming and Gardening Areas used for urban farming and gardening, when compared to paved or asphalted grounds, have a positive contribution to climate adaptation. These green areas can be furthe ...
  Adaptive management of natural habitats Biodiversity – the variety of life on the planet – is essential for the economy and for people well-being, but one of the main environmental challen ...
  Green spaces and corridors in urban areas Recent studies have highlighted the importance of boosting green urban areas and connecting fragments of green space with ecological corridors to improve biod ...
  Restoration and management of coastal wetlands Coastal wetlands (or tidal marshes) are saltwater and brackish water wetlands located in coastal areas. They provide natural defence against coastal floo ...

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» Adaptation or improvement of dikes and dams  - Dikes and dams need regular maintenance and strengthening to keep their protection capacities and meet safety requirements. In addition, climate scenarios f ...
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» Adaptation of Flood Management Plans  - Floods can be from many sources caused by multiple mechanisms including due to heavy rainfall or meltwater, when the infiltration capacity of the soil is exceeded ...
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» Water Recycling  - Access to adequate supplies of water is central to a sustainable future and climate change is expected to exacerbate water scarcity problems in several European regions. Recycling of w ...
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» Floating and Amphibious Housing  - Floating and amphibious houses are built to be situated in a water body and are designed to adapt to rising and falling water levels. Floating houses are permanently in ...
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» Floating or Elevated Roads  - Road transport infrastructure and evacuation routes that are prone to flooding need to be flood proofed to reduce the vulnerability and negative impacts of flooding of trans ...
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» Urban Farming and Gardening  - Areas used for urban farming and gardening, when compared to paved or asphalted grounds, have a positive contribution to climate adaptation. These green areas can be furthe ...
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» Adaptive management of natural habitats  - Biodiversity – the variety of life on the planet – is essential for the economy and for people well-being, but one of the main environmental challen ...
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» Green spaces and corridors in urban areas  - Recent studies have highlighted the importance of boosting green urban areas and connecting fragments of green space with ecological corridors to improve biod ...
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» Restoration and management of coastal wetlands  - Coastal wetlands (or tidal marshes) are saltwater and brackish water wetlands located in coastal areas. They provide natural defence against coastal floo ...
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» Dune construction and strengthening   - Dune erosion results from wind action (surface erosion) and marine erosion of the toe and face of the dune. Erosion is a natural phenomenon that can be worsened by ...
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