The European Investment Bank has published two documents on the strategic options for climate-change adaptation in Europe and a cost analysis, which may be of interest to fellow professionals working in the climate change field.
The first document, EIB Working Papers 2012/01: Strategic adaptation to climate change in Europe analyses the priorities and challenges for Europe as it adapts to the impacts of climate change.
Whatever the ultimate level of warming we will experience, adaptation will be a permanent feature of decision-making from now on. As such it is important to go adopt a strategic perspective.
A copy of this document is available for free download at http://bit.ly/Vtf2K7
The second document, EIB Working Papers 2012/05: The costs of climate-change adaptation in Europe, is a review that acknowledges that climate change is expected to have significant impacts on Europe & will affect its economic sectors and the distribution of economic activity.
While some of those climate-change impacts can be alleviated by mitigation action, some degree of climate change cannot be avoided. This makes adaptation an essential component in addressing the impacts from climate change in the future.
This document compares the recent estimates based on an adaptation strategy and describes provides a detailed review of the methodologies used.
A copy of this document is available for free download at http://bit.ly/WG4844