Preparing the ground for adaptation Assessing risks and vulnerabilities to climate change Identifying adaptation options Assessing adaptation options Implementation Monitoring and evaluation


Establish new instruments

There may be cases where the modification of existing instruments alone is insufficient to handle the adaptation needs and new instruments for implementing adaptation must be developed. These might be of legislative, economic, informal or cooperative nature.

Opportunities will emerge under the next Multi-annual Financial Framework (2014-2020), which includes a proposal for increasing the share of climate-related expenditure (i.e. for climate change mitigation and adaptation as a whole) to at least 20% of the EU budget.