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European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA)


The Directorate-General for Climate Action ("DG CLIMA") was established in February 2010, climate change being previously included in the remit of DG Environment of the European Commission. It leads international negotiations on climate, helps the EU to deal with the consequences of climate change and to meet its targets for 2020. It aims to make adaptation to climate change a priority of all EU-level policies and coordinates EU adaptation policies.

In April 2013 the European Commission adopted the EU strategy on adaptation to climate change which has been welcomed by the EU Member States. The strategy aims to make Europe more climate-resilient. By taking a coherent approach and providing for improved coordination, it will enhance the preparedness and capacity of all governance levels to respond to the impacts of climate change.

DG CLIMA coordinates the work on Climate-Adapt.

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