Since 2011, the ETC/CCA supports the EEA in the continuous content maintenance, update and further development and improvement of the European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT)


Climate-ADAPT was launched on the 23rd of March 2012 to improve the sharing of the knowledge base on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation (CCIVA) in Europe. The Platform is jointly managed and maintained under the responsibility of the European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) and the European Environment Agency (EEA). 

Climate-ADAPT is acknowledged in the 2013 EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change as a key element in ensuring informed decision-making. Therefore it is recognized as a tool to be further developed, to provide the best available information at EU level. 

The Platform aims at: facilitating the collection, sharing and use of the available information on CCIVA in Europe in order to build a consistent and updated knowledge base; assisting an effective uptake of the relevant knowledge by decision makers and contributing to a greater level of coordination among sectors and institutional levels. 

The intended users of Climate-ADAPT are governmental decision-makers, and organisations providing them support, working on the development and implementation of adaptation strategies or actions at transnational, national and sub-national level (e.g. cities). Its geographical scope is the EU28 member states, and the non-EU 5 EEA member countries.

The Platform allows users and providers to freely access and share data and information on:

  • observed and expected climate change in Europe;
  • current and future vulnerability of regions and sectors;
  • adaptation case studies and potential adaptation options;
  • tools that support adaptation planning;
  • EU, national and transnational adaptation strategies and actions;
  • relevant EU policy frameworks and processes.

The Platform also contains a database (DB) of quality-checked and continuously updated information on CCIVA, including: Publications and reports, Information portals, Guidance documents, Tools, Maps, graphs and datasets, Indicators, Research and knowledge projects, Adaptation options, Case studies, Organisations and Mayors-Adapt city profiles.

For further information, visit the Climate-ADAPT Platform.

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