Published Friday, 14 May 2010

European Parliament Adopts Resolution on the Climate Change Adaptation White Paper 

IEEP Analysis Briefing: Climate Change

On 6 May 2010 the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Commission White Paper on adapting to climate change in Europe, published in April 2009. The resolution had a strong focus on building ecosystem resilience, preventing forest fires and the effective implementation of existing water-related legislation. The ‘climate-proofing’ of the EU Budget was called for, as it is soon to be reviewed. Several areas were flagged up for future work and research, including a roadmap for the reform of environmentally harmful subsidies, the development of a European climate and transport package and the increase in scientific knowledge in certain areas.