“Resilience can be improved through adaptation and mitigation actions”
“Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. Mitigating its impacts and adapting to changes already taking place or impossible to avoid will require fundamental changes to societies and behaviours all over the world – as well as scientific breakthroughs, both technological and social. The EU intends to remain at the forefront of the fight against climate change and the necessary transition to low-carbon, sustainable and climate-resilient societies.
With this objective, in 2018 the European Commission published an evaluation of the EU strategy on adaptation to climate change and also its strategic vision for a new EU long-term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, setting out clear priorities to achieve a net-zero carbon economy in 2050.
Knowledge empowers stakeholders for climate change actions
EU-funded research, science and innovation have underpinned both reports, and will keep playing a crucial role in our efforts to tackle climate change and here the EU will continue to lead. We have put climate at the heart of Horizon Europe – the EU’s next research and innovation programme.
If we want to achieve a net-zero carbon economy by 2050, more and better focused R&I is a necessary condition to reach this target and to maintain our standard of living” – Climate Change Adaptation. Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission.