Adapting the EU regions and economic sectors to the impacts of climate change is now more urgent than forecast in the EU’s 2013 adaptation strategy. This is one of the key findings of the Commission’s evaluation of 2013 strategy published today. The analysis results in a report on lessons learned and reflections on improvements for future action.
The EU is looking to align reporting requirements across a range of environmental legislation. The Council today agreed its position on a regulation which will ensure a more coherent and consistent approach to environmental reporting. This agreement paves the way for the Austrian presidency to begin negotiations with the European Parliament.