COACCH project will participate to a side-event of the 2018 UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice (03-14/12/2018). The side event has been organized by the European Commission, DG Climate Action.

Find more details about the event below.

Get ready for climate change: Today’s European adaptation policies and outlook towards 2050

The EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, adopted in April 2013, provides a framework and mechanisms to improve the preparedness of the EU for current and future impacts of climate change. It focuses on promoting Member State action,integrating adaptation into EU policies, and supporting better informed decision-making. The EU published a comprehensive evaluation of its Adaptation Strategy on 12 November 2018. The evaluation concludes that the Adaptation Strategy has satisfactorily promoted national and local adaptation action, provided a knowledge base for decision makers, or prepared EU policies and funding for ongoing climate impacts. This event will showcase the main findings of the evaluation and the conclusions that can be drawn from five years of operation of the Adaptation Strategy. It will also stimulate debate on the future of adaptation policy in the EU.

Where and when:  Katowice, Poland, EU Pavilion – Room Brussels,  13/12/2018,  18.30-20.00.


  • Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director European Environment Agency
  • Wendel Trio, Director CAN Europe
  • Mirjam Wolfrum, Director Policy and Reporting Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Paul Watkiss, stakeholder relations leader COACCH
  • (tbc), European Investment Bank
  • (tbc), Global Commission on Adaptation
  • (tbc), DG Climate Action

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