European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and Adaptation

The ETC/CCA is a Consortium of European institutions that supply thematic expertise to the European Environment Agency (EEA) working at the interface between science and policy, in support to policy development and implementation in the area of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation across Europe.

General Objectives

To assist the EEA in supporting and informing policy development and implementation in the area of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in Europe by means of data, information, indicators, assessments and information systems, the main supported policy process being the EU Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.

Expected Results
  • EEA assessment reports and other products on:
    • climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe, and associated costs and benefits and of social inequalities related to climate change impacts;
    • national and transnational adaptation knowledge platforms;
    • monitoring, reporting and evaluation of climate change adaptation policies (strategies and action plans) at the national level in EEA countries, including an updated overview of national adaptation indicators;
    • urban adaptation in Europe, including the organization of the Urban Resilience Forum;
    • ecosystem based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (nature based solutions, green and blue infrastructures);
    • sectoral adaptation assessments (including in the agriculture, transport and energy sectors);
    • EEA thematic assessments in the broader framework of sustainability;
    • EEA integrated assessments, in particular the EEA flagship State of Environment Report (SOER2020), when relevant;
  • Updated and improved European indicators on climate change and climate change impacts;
  • Updated and improved Climate-ADAPT, as a key element of the 2013 EU Adaptation Strategy, including enhanced involvement of users and contributors and dissemination activities;
  • Countries supported in their reporting of national adaptation information under the Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) and subsequently under the Energy Union.
Project Info
Start Date

01 January 2019

End Date

31 December 2021


36 months