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National Adaptation Plan - France (2011-2015) (2011)


The first French National Adaptation Plan aims to plan adaptation actions, prevent inappropriate adaptation and ensure consistency across public policy measures relating to adaptation. It aims to present measures designed to help France prepare for and exploit new climatic conditions in France for the next five years, covering the period 2011-2015. Given the uncertainty surrounding climate change predictions and evaluations of the anticipated impacts of climate change, several priorities have informed the drafting of the plan: 1) increasing current knowledge in all fields, including the use of a socio-economic approach; 2) defining methodologies for mainstreaming adaptation; 3) reinforcing observation and alert mechanisms. The Plan follows the 2007 National Adaptation Strategy -

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Ministry for the Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy


NAP, national adaptation plan

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding


Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios, Adaptation Plans and Strategies


Agriculture, Biodiversity, Buildings, Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy, Financial, Forestry, Health, Marine and Fisheries, Transport, Urban, Water management

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