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1 The 2013 Adaptation Report and the Self- assessment of adaptation policy processes Stéphane Isoard Climate change adaptation and economics (

2 EEA Adaptation Report (29 April 2013) Headlines - Key facts Examples of implemented actions show that adaptation of both natural and human systems is already taking place across Europe. 16 national adaptation strategies (9 more than in 2008) and some of these have action plans in place (EEA member countries). National adaptation strategies address primarily the water, agriculture and forestry, biodiversity and human health sectors. 12 additional EEA member countries are currently preparing a national adaptation strategy and 15 in total have already established web portals. Some transnational regions (such as the Danube, the Baltic, the Alps and the Pyrenees) and cities have developed adaptation strategies or are currently developing them.

3 3 Policy context – National, transnational and sub national adaptation actions

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5 5 Rationales Country pages on Climate-ADAPT provides a useful overview of activities at national and sub-national levels. This information, however, provides a static view and allows mainly for descriptive work. Transnational and transboundary activities are marginally included in the country pages of Climate-ADAPT. Country pages on Climate-ADAPT are those most visited, demonstrating the demand from EEA member countries for information at national and sub-national levels. -> An overview and assessment of activities at national, sub-national and transnational levels would be informative to our stakeholders Survey of adaptation policy processes in EEA member countries

6 Self-assessment - Consultation of countries is critical One coordinated official (but voluntary) answer per country Online (support for consultation of national stakeholders) EU-wide overview of key topics across EEA member countries, reflect on lessons learned, highlight good practices and enhance exchange of information between countries- Name and Honour. Report planned to be published in 2014 The country responses to the survey, i.e. the base for the analytical work, will be publicly accessible (e.g. online).

7 Survey of 42 questions clustered around the following topics: 1.General statements on adaptation 2.The adaptation policy process: Prepare the ground for adaptation Identify risks and explore options Implementation, monitoring and evaluation 3.Level of adaptation and policy instruments in sectors 4.Involvement of stakeholders 5.Open questions on next steps Will support ECs work on strengthening the knowledge base, implementing the Strategy and developing, with member states, the scoreboard that will be the basis of the review in 2017 of EUs Adaptation strategy: 2013: EC - Climate Change Committee (Draft EEA survey analysis) 2014: EC - Guidelines for MMR (Monitoring Mechanism Regulation). UNFCCC 6 th National Communications (EEA Report on adaptation policy processes at national levels) 2015: EC - MMR (Member states reporting) (EEA SOER2015) 2016: Update of EEAs report on Adaptation and climate change Impacts 2017: EC - Scoreboard and Review of EUs Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change.

8 Splitting in 3 Working groups 1 h Chairs: EEA staff; Rapporteurs: member countries Discussion on the 4 following guiding questions: Who is filling-in the Self-assessment in your country? Can you make the deadline of 27 June? What information can you fill-in and what are the information gaps in your country? How useful is the Self-assessment for your country, and what could be changed/improved? 3 Working groups reports back in plenary – 15 minutes Break-out groups Session (15.00 – 16.45 pm)

9 Group Conference room Chair: André Jol Rapporteur: SJÖSTRÖM, Asa - Sweden BOGAERT, Johan - Belgium SJÖSTRÖM, Asa - Sweden SKUJA, Zanda - Latvia ŠŤASTNÝ, Pavel - Slovakia JOSÉ, Ruggeroni – Spain Jelle van Minnen - Netherlands PALDY, Anna - Hungary AMBATLLE, Fina - Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory (OPCC) CASTELLARI, Sergio - ETC/CCA Group Room 0020 Chair: Birgit Georgi Rapporteur: MCCALLUM, Sabine – Austria AKAY, Buket - Turkey ANDERSEN, Guro - Norway CEGNAR, Tanja - Slovenia GARZA, Raquel - Spain GRØNDAHL, Louise - Denmark MCCALLUM, Sabine - Austria PAULINO, José – Portugal Martin Gradzki - Poland Simona Losmanova - Czech Republic MEDRI, Silvia - CMCC Jonathan Suk - ECDC Break-out groups Session (15.00 – 16.45 pm) Group Auditorium - room 8.1.1 Chair: Stéphane Isoard Rapporteur: MAHRENHOLZ, Petra – Germany HENS, Maarten - Belgium IOANNOU, KYRIAKI - Cyprus JAKOBI, Reeli - Estonia KONTROSOVA, Jana - Czech Republic MAHRENHOLZ, Petra - Germany HARJEU, Constantin – Romania Francesca Giordano - Italy Molly Anderson – UK Demetrio Innocenti - ISDR MARTINEZ, Gerardo - WHO European Centre for Environment and Health SOUSA, Andreia - CIRCLE-2 Project - Portugal FERJANČIČ, Taja - Alpine Convention

10 10 Thank you for your attention! Please do not hesitate to ask the European Environment Agency for information

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