Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management

5.1 Development of strategies and action plans for adaptation to climate change and risk prevention

  • Management plans at national, regional and local level 
  • Building up a knowledge base and data observation capacities
  • Mechanisms for the exchange of information

5.2 Increased investment in adaptation to climate change and risk prevention and management

  • Avoiding damage & increasing resilience to the built environment and other infrastructure
  • Protecting human health
  • Decreasing future pressure on water resources 
  • Investing in flood and coastal defences
  • Decreasing the vulnerability of ecosystems in order to increase ecosystem resilience and enable ecosystem-based adaptation

5.3 Development of tools and increased investment disaster management systems to facilitate disaster resilience and risk prevention and management

  • Weather-related risks (storms, extreme temperature events, forest fires, droughts, floods) 
  • Geophysical risks (such as avalanches, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes),
  • To support societal responses to industrial risks (early warning systems, risk mapping)

5.4 Sustainable water management, including water efficiency

  • Creation of on-farm water storage zones; support for water-efficient cropping patterns
  • Establishment and management of forest protection belts against erosion

5.5 Improved soil management

  • Support for practices to prevent soil degradation and depletion of soil carbon stock, (low tillage, winter green cover) 
  • Establishment of agro-forestry systems and new forests

5.6 Ensuring a high potential for adaptation to climate change and diseases and maintaining genetic diversity