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Preparing the ground for adaptation

Liaise with other relevant administrative bodies

All relevant authorities (e.g. responsible for health, civil protection, transport, energy, economy, finance, education, etc.) need to be informed and involved in the adaptation process, receiving a clear mandate to take decisions in their fields of responsibility. This applies as well to the core team discussed above.

Their degree of involvement may vary from providing and exchanging information to building adaptive capacity or to taking decisions on adaptation within their sphere of authority.

It is also useful to make use of existing platforms and institutional set-ups. In particular, the national platforms for disaster risk reduction, which many European countries have established, provides a multi sectoral platform that could facilitate interaction between disaster risk reduction and adaptation stakeholders.