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Online Survey on the Further Development of Germany's Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Online Survey on the Further Development of Germany's Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

On behalf of the Competence Centre on Climate Impacts and Adaptation of the German Federal Environment Agency, Ecologic Institute is conducting an online survey on the further development of the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change. The survey will help prepare for the 2014 update of the Adaptation Action Plan, which will be presented in a progress report on the German adaptation strategy. It is targeted at representatives of regional and local politics and administration, enterprises and business associations, research and consultancy institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations in Germany.

Background
The Adaptation Action Plan (APA), adopted by the Federal Cabinet in August 2011, constitutes a first milestone to flesh out the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (DAS) with specific activities. The overall objective is to avert dangers to the public, natural habitats, and the national economy by fostering timely and adequate reactions to climate change.

By the end of 2014, a first progress report to the German Adaptation Strategy will be presented. One important part of the report will be an evaluation of the progress made in the implementation of the Action Plan since 2011. Furthermore, as a basis for the updated APA, it will be necessary to identify the need for adaptation actions at the federal level beyond 2014.

Adaptation to climate change constitutes a challenge for the society as a whole, necessitating awareness-raising and action at all levels. Therefore, many of the adaptation measures carried out by the Federal Government are closely linked to other stakeholder activities. The current survey is intended to help gain a comprehensive understanding of climate change adaptation needs.

More information (in German) can be found here.

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