This report provides the first systematic review of national climate change impact, vulnerability and risk assessments across Europe. It is based on information about relevant multi-sectoral assessments reported from EEA member countries. The purpose of the report is to share experiences and knowledge and to highlight approaches and practical solutions that countries have used to produce and present their assessments.
The report does not attempt to evaluate or rank existing CCIV assessments; neither does it suggest that there is a one-size-fits-all approach for national CCIV assessments. Rather, it has identified lessons learned and makes suggestions for further developing CCIV assessments in the future. The intention is to provide a source of inspiration and knowledge for countries that will support the planning and implementation of adaptation to climate change in Europe.