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National Adaptation Strategy - France (2006)


The French National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change was adopted in 2006. It expresses the views of the French State on the way to tackle climate change adaptation through 43 recommendations. Overall, the strategy aims at preparing the country to face the effects which will result from the variation in the planet’s climate affecting both the lifestyle of the French as well as all sectors of the community. The strategic document provides an overview of the context and the positioning of France towards climate change, it defines the aims of the adaptation strategy and its directions, it discusses cross-disciplinary approaches employed with reference to the sectors of water; risk prevention; health and biodiversity, it addresses sector specific issues with regard to the sectors of agriculture; energy and industry; transport; building and housing; tourism; bank and insurance companies, it discusses the integrated way in which adaptation should be dealt and it concludes with a reference to the implementation of the strategy.

Reference information

ONERC ( Observatoire National sur les Effets du Réchauffement Climatique)



Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity


Adaptation Plans and Strategies


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

Geographic characterisation


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