Climate Chance Europe 2024 Wallonia Summit

How Can Local Levels be Integrated into European National Adaptation Plans?


Europe is warming faster than the global average, with the last five years exceeding pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) by more than 2.2 °C, compared with 1.5 °C globally in 2023, the hottest year on record. However, all the indicators show that policies to adapt to climate change are still largely marginal to national priorities for climate action. Now, for the second time since 2021, the Member States of the European Union have had to provide the European Commission with information on their national climate change adaptation strategies and planning, describing the actions they have implemented and planned to facilitate this adaptation. On the basis of analyses of these strategies and feedback from adaptation practitioners, this workshop will look at the ways in which European national policies can be coordinated with sub-national levels (cities, regions).