Bottom up Adaptation Strategies for a Sustainable Europe


Portugal: Adapted futures and the challenge of 'Past Waters'

On 9 November 2013, the headline of the Portuguese Expresso newspaper read, “The sea could swallow almost 100 meters of the Coast of Aveiro”. The article referred to the results of a research project by Aveiro University (AdaptaRia), which modelled the effects of coastal erosion and rising sea levels on the coast South of Aveiro in northern Portugal. These concerns were not new.

Launch of the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

On 16 April 2013, the European Commission adopted a broad new Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, which aims to enhance Europe’s preparedness and capacity to respond to climate change impacts at local, regional, national and EU levels. The BASE project provides key support to the EU strategy by strengthening the knowledge base and providing tools to guide decision making on adaptation towards a sustainable Europe.


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