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Facing increasing river flood risk in Europe: adaptation measures can save lives and billions of euro

Flood adaptation strategies are needed to face the increased intensity and probability of floods in most parts of Europe due to global warming. A new paper co-developed by scientists from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and published in Nature Climate Change compares the costs and benefits of flood risk reduction measures in Europe. The study shows that flood adaptation can be highly cost-effective and is crucial to offset rising river flood risk in Europe with climate change.
Date: 10 Feb 2023