The latest LIFE Focus brochure highlights the contribution the LIFE programme has made to the implementation of EU policy on climate change adaptation. Together with last year’s brochure on LIFE and Climate change mitigation, it gives an overview of LIFE’s work to date in the field of climate action. Both brochures are essential reading ahead of COP21 in Paris.
LIFE and Climate change adaptation features a foreword by Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy. In it he spells out the importance of taking an integrated approach to climate adaptation, enabling it to be mainstreamed into all relevant sectors.
This integrated approach is reflected in the content of the latest LIFE Focus brochure, with an introduction to policy issues and LIFE's impact followed by thematic sections covering all the key sectors: strategic planning for adaptation at national and local level; urban resilience; agriculture; forests; water (including water management and flood protection); coastal areas; and biodiversity.
Featuring more than 130 LIFE projects from 24 Member States, the new brochure provides a wealth of examples of ways in which climate change adaptation can be mainstreamed. These practical solutions can help meet the EU's climate obligations, providing added social and economic value in the process.