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Number of countries that have adopted a climate change adaptation strategy/plan (2018)

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The Seventh Environment Action Programme (7th EAP) calls for decisive progress to be made in adapting to the impact of climate change. Climate change has had and will continue to have many impacts on the environment, human health and the economy. European society must adapt in order to address the adverse impacts of climate change, and to complement efforts to mitigate it. Such mitigation and adaptation actions will increase the resilience of the EU's economy and society, while stimulating innovation and protecting the EU's natural resources. To date, 25 EU Member States have adopted a national adaptation strategy (NAS) and 15 have developed a national adaptation plan (NAP). There has been an increase in the number of countries that have adopted national adaptation strategies and/or plans and this is expected to continue, and to deepen, with additional countries adopting follow-up adaptation policies and implementation plans. However, information on the progress of these policies in reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience is limited, so the outlook towards 2020 for this 7th EAP objective remains uncertain.

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