“Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. Mitigating its impacts and adapting to changes already taking place or impossible to avoid will require fundamental changes to societies and behaviours worldwide – as well as technological and social breakthroughs.”
– excerpt from the European Union’s Climate Change Adaptation Booklet
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has released a booklet entitled, “Climate Change Adaptation, Research, Science and Innovation Informing decision, providing solutions.”
The UK Commissioner for Research Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas and Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Caῆete, wrote the Booklet’s foreword.
The Booklet presents the UK’s climate adaptation strategies and solutions to climate change.
It highlights the C3S Climate Data Store, an online portal that serves as a one-stop shop for climate information. The data from C3S can be used for climate-change forecasts to assist various sectors and industries with their mitigation and adaptation measures.
The EU has mainstreamed climate change into its research and innovation funding, earmarking 35 per cent of its research funds up to 2027 to bridge the gap and develop solutions to climate change adaptation and realigning its research objectives to Paris Agreement.
The Booklet presents the programs and projects that the EU funded that would help adaptation and mitigation in the following areas:
- High-end Climate change
- Economics of climate change adaptation
- Climate-resilient agriculture and forestry
- Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Adaptation
- Nature-based solutions
The EU also established the European Climate Services to provide “climate-related data and information to support the best possible decision-making on climate change adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk reduction.”
The Booklet contains the programs and projects that deal with each research area mentioned above.
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