Evaluation of the EU's Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change - Public consultation on the interim results

The European Commission has launched an open public consultation about the interim results of the on-going evaluation of the EU’s Strategy on adaptation to climate change. The consultation will remain open until 1 March 2018.

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from professionals dealing with adaptation to climate change in all types of organisations in the EU.

Further information in 23 languages, including a link to the multilingual questionnaire is at https://ec.europa.eu/clima/consultations/evaluation-eus-strategy-adaptation-climate-change_en

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EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

The EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, adopted in April 2013, aims to increase the resilience of the EU territory by enhancing the preparedness and capacity of all government levels to respond to the impacts of climate change.  The Strategy commits to delivering three objectives - promoting action by Member States; ‘climate-proofing’ action at EU level; and better-informed decision-making

Consultation objectives

In 2016, the Commission launched an evaluation of the Strategy. The evaluation examines the implementation and achievements of the Strategy compared to what was expected at the time the Strategy was adopted in 2013.  It also looks at the evolution of the needs to which the Strategy responds, for example in light of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which treats adaptation to climate change on equal footing with greenhouse gas emission reduction. The evaluation follows the standard framework for evaluation of EU policies and examines the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value. More details on the evaluation and the specific evaluation questions can be found in the evaluation roadmap.


Public consultation meeting on the evaluation of the EU's Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change will be held on 23 January 2018, Centre de Conférences Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium.

If you would like to take part in the public consultation meeting on 23 January, please contact the consultants who support the Commission in carrying out the evaluation, by sending an email with your details to the address conference@ieep.eu. You will then receive a registration form – although please note that places on the meeting will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


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