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Climate-ADAPT Case study explorer

Climate-ADAPT case studies showcase implemented adaptation options and initiatives to create and improve the enabling conditions for adaptation at all governance scales – from local to EU level.   

Nine criteria have been defined for selecting and presenting Climate-ADAPT case studies.

Case studies serve as inspiration on how known adaptation options can be implemented in practice under a range of different conditions.  

This collection is regularly updated with new case studies, aiming to reach a balanced distribution of represented sectors, climate-related impacts, approaches applied and geographic locations. Case studies included are also periodically reassessed and updated, to track both the process and the effectiveness of adaptation actions across Europe.   


Access to Climate-ADAPT Case studies 

To learn from diverse experiences, explore Climate-ADAPT case studies through the map-based Case study explorer below. Case studies can be explored through the following three filters: 

Adaptation Sectors – Users can navigate across 19 adaptation sectors addressed by the case studies in terms of climate change adaptation. 

Climate Impacts – This filter enables users to filter case studies through climate change impacts they cope with. 

Key Type Measures - This filter enables users to select case studies through the categories of adaptation options implemented. The adaptation options are labelled by Key Type Measures (KTM).  The KTM are a common framework and reporting approach for climate change adaptation that allows clustering the wider variety of adaptation options and measures across EEA Member countries.  



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Climate-ADAPT case studies

Case studies collected at national level in Spain, provided by AdapteCCA.es



You can also access case studies through the Climate-ADAPT database. The database enables filtering case studies by ‘adaptation sectors’ they address, ‘climate impacts ‘ they cope with, ‘adaptation elements’ they apply and by ‘countries’ and ‘transnational regions’ where they are located. 


How to share case studies on Climate-ADAPT 

Case studies are developed by the European Environment Agency (EEA), with the support of the European Topic Centre on Climate Change Adaptation and LULUCF (ETC CA, former ETC/CCA) and with key collaboration of the organisations responsible for their implementation. 

Climate-ADAPT stakeholders are welcome to share information about their own experiences that meet case study criteria by contacting climate.adapt@eea.europa.eu. 


Find case study catalogues of EEA Member countries 

Climate-ADAPT case studies complement case study catalogues, prepared at national levels by EEA Member countries. Together, the EEA and EEA Member countries aim to give policymakers and practitioners in the EU the best available practical examples to reach agreed environmental and sustainability targets through adaptation actions. 

The Case study explorer currently provides access to case studies prepared at national level in Spain, provided by the Platform for the exchange and consultation of information on adaptation to climate change in Spain AdapteCCa.es