Europe needs transformational adaptation: lessons from the frontline

Europe is now the fastest-warming continent and is already struggling with the impacts of climate change. We look at how the experience from countries at the frontline of climate action is shaping their response, and the role of IIED Europe and IIED in connecting people with possible solutions

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The panel at the ECCA 2023 side event discusses how insights from community-based adaptation around the world can support European regions and communities in their transition towards climate resilience (Photo: Alexandre Fernandes/IIED Europe)

The evidence is clear. According to Copernicus, the European Union’s (EU’s) climate observatory, July 2023 was the hottest month on record. Summer 2023 has been marked by a series of extreme weather events in Europe, including heatwaveswildfires and floods.Extreme weather and climate-related events are taking a heavy human, economic and environmental toll in Europe, with most impacts and risks (PDF) expected to become more severe in a warmer world.


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