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The European Commission adopted today a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must also get ready to face its unavoidable consequences. From deadly heatwaves and devastating droughts, to decimated forests and coastlines eroded by rising sea levels, climate change is already taking its toll in Europe and worldwide. Building on the 2013 Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, the aim of today's proposals is to shift the focus from understanding the problem to developing solutions, and to move from planning to implementation.

The first 600,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to Ghana. These vaccines are part of the 2,4 million doses that the COVAX facility expects to deliver to the country over the first half of the year. The 24th of February, Ghana thus became the first country to receive coronavirus vaccines through the COVAX scheme.

From deadly heatwaves and devastating droughts, to decimated forests and coastlines eroded by rising sea levels, climate change is already taking its toll in Europe and worldwide. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must also get ready to face its unavoidable consequences. A new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, sets out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change.

 

EU la i forrige uke frem sin nye strategi for å forsterke verdens multilaterale samarbeidssystemer, og støtte opp om en regelbasert internasjonal orden basert på folkeretten og menneskerettighetene. Utfordringene verden står overfor i det 21. århundre kan ikke løses av enkeltland alene. De krever globale løsninger.

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