Regional and sectoral adaptation

Climate change has different implications for different sectors and regions. Therefore, specific local and regional adaptation measures should be developed and implemented. In order to be able to search for adaptation strategies or specific adaptation measures as precisely as possible, we offer the option of calling up information on the individual federal states OR the various fields of action of the German Adaptation Strategy (DAS) using the search function below.

Regional adaptation

The federal states have an important role when it comes to assessing regional climate change, climate risks and adaptation options. All states have therefore started to address the issue of climate change adaptation. Some have already published their own adaptation strategies and action plans or are currently working out such strategies.

Sectoral adaptation

Sectoral adaptation measures depend on the specific requirements and climate risks of the individual sectors, the so-called fields of action. Although the German Adaptation Strategy has taken an integrated approach, it also addresses the importance of sectoral approaches in order to develop targeted adaptation measures.

The information on the possible adaptation measures comes from the 2021 climate impact and risk assessment for Germany.

If you are particulary interested in the ⁠Climate Impacts⁠ for a sector or a region, you can find them in the Climate Impacts Germany section.

Fields of action


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Adaptation: Field of Action Biological Diversity

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Climate change is changing the habitats of animals and plants, in some cases profoundly, and is thus also directly and indirectly threatening biodiversity. The loss of biodiversity can be counteracted with various adaptation measures. read more

Adaptation: Field of Action Tourism

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Depending on the region and tourism offer, tourism destinations and businesses have a repertoire of different adaptation options to climate change at their disposal. Adaptation can take place on both the demand and the supply side. read more

Adaptation: Field of Action Fishery

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A sustainable orientation of fisheries as well as adaptation measures can address fish health, reproduction of fish species, habitat shifts, water status, fisheries infrastructure, fishing conditions and catches, fisheries management, relocation of fishing areas and relocation of aquaculture operations. read more

Adaptation: Field of Action Forestry

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It is likely that the magnitude and rate of climate change in many places will significantly overwhelm the natural adaptive capacity of tree species. In order to ensure that the forest can fulfill all functions under changed climate conditions, both now and in the future, controlled forest development is required. read more

Adaptation: Field of Action Soils

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Soils, with all their functions necessary for life, are an important non-renewable resource and, as a CO2 store ("carbon sink"), an indispensable component for climate protection efforts. Adaptation measures must be geared towards protecting soils from erosion, humus loss and other climate change-related risks. read more

Adaptation: Field of Action Human Health

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Temperature changes that occur as a result of climate change can have a strong impact on public health. Adaptation measures to protect human health are primarily aimed at increasing education about health risks due to climate change, improving and expanding early warning systems, and implementing long-term measures in urban land use and green space planning. read more

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