Since 2013, the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change has been a significant reference for adaptation in the European Union. Given however the climate emergency and its impacts on people, planet and prosperity, the European Commission has decided to put forward a new – more ambitious – EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change in Q1 2021, in the context of its European Green Deal.
20 November 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 CET
Hosted by MEP Tiemo Wölken, Co-chair of the ‘’Water Management’’ Working Group of the European Parliament Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’
Striving to be the first climate-neutral continent
Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs adaptation to Climate Change and a new growth strategy that will transform the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, where:
- there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050
- economic growth is decoupled from resource use
- no person and no place is left behind
The European Green Deal is the European plan to make the EU’s economy sustainable. EU promise to do this by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities. Also the EU works to make the transition just and inclusive for all. EU Green includes the european adaptation to Climate Change.
Join the webinar
While climate extremes are having far-reaching effects, water shortages both in the EU and globally result in direct impacts in a plethora of sectors and activities. The event underlines the essentiality of water services in ensuring availability. Also the event focus on sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. This webinar aims at addressing water in the new EU adaptation strategy as well as the growing impact of climate change on water. MEPs will have the opportunity to share their views with institutional actors, water sector professionals, industry representatives and NGOs.