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Perspectives on Adaptation to Climate Change in Europe

Descripción: 
Many regions in Europe are vulnerable to climate change impacts and these have already been observed in many human and natural systems. There is therefore a need for all European countries to adapt to climate change. However, climate change does not pose a threat at all levels of change, nor in a similar way across all economic sectors and regions. Impacts of climate change vary by region, with the Mediterranean basin, north western and central-eastern Europe, and the Arctic, together with many coastal zones and other areas prone to river floods, mountains, and cities being particularly vulnerable. Consequently, adaptation options have to be tailor-made to local geographic conditions in terms of vulnerable landscape types and sectors involved. This is why European and national adaptation strategies must be complemented by regional approaches that address implementation issues at this scale. The European Union (EU) Adaptation White Paper together with national and regional adaptation strategies provide key steps toward European frameworks for adaptation measures and policies to strengthen resilience to climate change impacts. Monitoring and evaluation methods must be further developed, so that adaptation practices can be assessed across time and space. A preliminary set of success factors and barriers to adaptation is also important to identify and assess the determinants of good practices and assist stakeholders in developing robust adaptation strategies that can make Europe more resilient to climate change. Potential conflicts, synergies, and trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation have also to be identified early in the decision-making process, and adaptation and mitigation efforts should be coordinated.
Observaciones: 
Bibliografía. - Publicado en: Advances in Global Change Research Volume 42, 2011, pp 51-68.- Capítulo en: Climate Change Adaptation in Developed Nations, From Theory to Practice. - Editors: James D. Ford, Lea Berrang-Ford. - ISBN: 978-94-007-0566-1 (Print) 978-94-007-0567-8 (Online)
Idioma de Publicación: 
Inglés
Año de publicación: 
2011
Descriptores / Palabras Clave: 
adaptación regional, adaptación al cambio climático, políticas de adaptación al cambio climático, estrategias nacionales de adaptación, sinergias mitigación-adaptación, buenas prácticas
Entidad / Organismo de publicación: 
SPRINGER NETHERLANDS
Autor / Autores: 
Isoard
Stéphane
Et Al: 
NO
Tipo de información: 
PublicacionesArtículo
Sectores a los que afecta: 
Biodiversidad, Recursos hídricos, Bosques, Sector agrícola, Zonas costeras, Caza y pesca continental, Zonas de montaña, Suelos y desertificación, Medio marino y pesca, Transporte, Salud humana, Industria, Energía, Turismo, Finanzas - Seguros, Urbanismo y Construcción
Áreas: 
Medidas y opciones de adaptación
Ambito geográfico: 
Continental/SubcontinentalEuropa