Enhance Climate Change Adaptation and Coastal Resilience

Enhance Climate Change Adaptation and Coastal Resilience

Capitalisation on EU project results and regional initiatives

Hosted by MEP Catherine Chabaud, SEArica Vice-Chair for Climate & Governance

Organised with the support of the Interreg Italy-Croatia AdriaClim project and of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions

28 February 2023| 14:00-17:00

European Parliament (Room SPINELLI 1E1), Brussels

Interpretation provided in EN-IT-FR-HR 


Please find HERE the recording of the meeting


 Despite the international and European efforts to address climate change and mitigate the negative effects on our planet and human livelihood, extreme weather events, sea-level rise, coastal erosion, floods and many other consequences are a reality to face, in particular for coastal areas and their communities. The EU needs to quickly modify its policies and actions to respond to the already occurring environmental calamities and put in place adaptation measures, considering both the short-term emergency situations and the long-term objective of building a climate resilient Europe, as stated in the European Climate Law and in the new EU Climate Adaptation Strategy.

Maritime regions play an important role in this context as they experience the effects of climate change on their territory and contribute to the design and implementation of both place-based and evidence-based strategies.

In 2023, the European Commission should assess the collective progress made by all member states towards the achievement of the climate neutrality objective and on adaptation and submit its conclusions to the co-legislators. Thus, this event organised by the SEArica Intergroup of the European Parliament, represents a timely opportunity to discuss about the comprehensiveness of the National Adaptation Strategies and Plans with respect to the needs identified by territorial stakeholders and showcase with concrete examples from different sea-basins the added value of regional authorities and territorial cooperation dynamics.


Event Properties

Event Date 28-02-2023 14:00
Event End Date 28-02-2023 17:00
Categories Conférence 2019-2024,Atlantic,Climate & Governance,Marine and Maritime Research ,Mediterranean,North Sea
Attachment SEArica_Agenda_Climate change adaptation_Feb 2023.Final.pdf

What is an Intergroup?

The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup is one of the 27 Intergroups that were approved on 11 December 2019 by the Conference of Presidents for the 9th legislature of the European Parliament. Intergroups can be formed by MEPs from any political group and any parliamentary committee with a view to holding informal exchanges of views on particular issues and promoting contact between MEPs and civil society.

The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup brings together more than 100 MEPs from 7 different political groups and 23 Member States.

Intergroups are not Parliament bodies and therefore may not express Parliament's opinion.

Intergroups are subject to internal rules adopted by the Conference of Presidents on 16 December 1999 (last updated on 11 September 2014), which set out the conditions under which intergroups may be established at the beginning of each parliamentary term and their operating rules.

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