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Publication of the report "Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe"

Report prepared by the European Environment Agency, published in October 2017

The EEA report 'Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe — enhancing coherence of the knowledge base, policies and practices' not only assesses current practices and level of know-how, but also highlights emerging innovative tools national, regional and local authorities are using to tackle the impacts of weather- and climate-related hazards.

"The extent of devastation in the wake of forest fires, floods, storm surges not only in Europe and elsewhere has shown that the costs of not acting on climate change, as well as adaptation and prevention are extremely high. Mitigation is crucial as is ensuring effective action before, during and after a disaster. Our report shows that European countries have started preparing, but there is still much to gain from better coherence to improve resilience and reducing the risks. This should be the main goal for experts working in the adaptation and disaster risk reduction fields," said Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency.