The upcoming German EU Council Presidency is preparing the conference “Climate Change and the European Water Dimension – Enhancing resilience" that will be held in November 4-5, Berlin, Germany.
In the context of the European Green Deal, the European Commission has announced a new, more ambitious EU strategy on adaptation to climate change for the beginning of 2021. Sustainable and resilient water management and adapting to water-related impacts of climate change across sectors is expected to be a key component of the new strategy.
It is therefore timely to explore ways in which EU policy and EU initiatives could contribute to enhancing climate resilience in EU member states and beyond. In this framework the conference aims to:
- Discuss the need for action on adaptation and on a transformation to climate resilience,
- Explore policy recommendations for EU activities to foster adaptation efforts in the Member States and transboundary basins,
- Provide input for updating the EU adaptation strategy.