Bottom up Adaptation Strategies for a Sustainable Europe

Knowledge use, knowledge needs and policy integration in Member States

This report produces a comparative analysis of national adaptation strategies in a selected sample of EU Member States. It is split into 3 analytical parts. Part 1 explores the architecture of adaptation policy in different EU Member States through the lens of policy coordination, including knowledge sharing, and explores the tension between top-down and bottom-up approaches. Part 2 compares the climate policy integration rationale underpinning national adaptation strategies to examine conceptual differences between climate policy integration and climate adaptation policy integration. Part 3 examines the integration of adaptation concerns and associated knowledge use in three key policy sectors: agriculture, water management and health.

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