KomPass - Climate Impacts and Adaptation in Germany

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Adaptation tools

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Climate change adaptation entails several challenges. In order to provide orientation and information about the opportunities and risks for you, your company or municipality, the German Federal Environmental Agency and various other stakeholders provide a number of tools. They help to assess the impacts of climate change, minimise risks and seize opportunities. read more

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Adaptation Action Plan

Brochures on the Adaptation Action Plan

The German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (DAS) provides the political framework for climate change adaptation in Germany. In order to support this strategy with concrete measures, the Adaptation Action Plan (APA) was adopted in 2011. read more

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Risks and Vulnerability

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Climate change poses risks, especially for vulnerable people, regions or systems. The vulnerability depends on physical and socio-economic factors. Settlements in flood areas, for example, are threatened by the floods. People in need of care or those who are cut off from information about the flood situation are deemed to be particularly vulnerable. read more

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Adaptation at the Federal Level

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Climate adaptation is a major political issue. With its adaptation strategy, the German federal government has established a framework for adaptation measures taken by different social actors. The strategy indicates which fields of action are of particular importance and which goals Germany pursues. The Adaptation Action Plan determines which measures the adaptation strategy shall entail. read more

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Further Development of the DAS

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The climate is changing and so do demands to society. To cope with these new conditions efficiently, the federal government has adopted the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (DAS) in 2008 and the Progress Report to the DAS in 2015 including the second Adaption Action Plan. Those form the basis for the long-term process of adaption to climate change in Germany. read more

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German Adaptation Strategy

Brochures on the German Adaptation Strategy

Climate change is already taking place today - even here in Germany. In order to avoid or at least minimise damage and exploit possible opportunities, effective adaptation measures are required. Germany has established a political framework for this by developing the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change. read more

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KomPass Projects

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One of the main tasks of KomPass is to supervise the implementation and further development of the German Adaptation Strategy and to identify ways towards a resilient society. With projects – some of which are presented here – KomPass is working on this goal: these address the definition of policy objectives, the implementation of measures or the evaluation of strategies. read more

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Adaptation at EU level

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The consequences of climate change can already be felt in Europe. For that reason, efforts to adapt to climate change are becoming increasingly important. In 2013, the European Commission presented an adaptation strategy to meet the growing need for action. Climate change adaptation is an important means to complement climate protection measures. read more


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