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Climate Impacts and Adaptation

Debates sometimes give the impression that climate change is still a problem of the future and hardly has any effects in Germany. Yet far-reaching climate changes are already noticeable today - even in this country. In the future, climate change and its impacts will increase even more. For that reason it is extremely important to adapt in a timely and efficient manner.

Adapting to climate change means to deal with its consequences and prepare for future impacts. Active adaptation measures can reduce negative impacts and can be used to take advantage of emerging opportunities.Climate change affects many aspects of our lives. Transport, housing, health and travel are just a few examples. In that respect, federal and state governments pursue an active and foresighted adaptation policy. However, it is a challenge to everyone: companies, public administration, associations and private individuals.On the following pages you will find an overview of the current activities of the federal and state governments. In addition, you can access comprehensive information on climate adaptation, potential measures and examples.

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Further Development of the DAS

The climate is changing and our society has to deal with changing demands. To cope with these new conditions efficiently, the federal government has adopted the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (DAS) in 2008, Adaptation Action Plans (APA) and the Progress Report to the DAS in 2015. read more


The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment