Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe: A Review of Risk Governance

Council of Europe
Created: 6/29/2011 -


From the Preface:

This study aims to analyse climate related disasters risk reduction governance in the European context. There will be a particular focus on the flow of information from researchers to policy makers and the way in which the decision-making process in climate adaptation and risk reduction is commonly managed. The study will confine itself to Europe and will look into practical cases of European regional and national adaptation strategies. It will also investigate specific projects and initiatives addressing Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The paper is divided into three sections:

  1. An overview of the climate-risks and disaster risk reduction field(s).

  2. An analysis of the current governance structure (studying the flow of information and decisionmaking processes).

  3. Recommendations for the enhancement of these practices in regional and international organisations.

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Sector Addressed
Disaster Risk Management
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Host adaptation training or planning workshop
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies
Target Climate Changes and Impacts