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“Adaptation is an adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities”.
“Adaptation will be necessary to address impacts resulting from the warming that is already unavoidable due to past emissions”
Phase 1(2009-2012): EU adaptation strategy
Phase 2 (2012 and beyond): implementation of the strategy
Closely cooperation between EU, national, regional and local authorities
Research:Assessment of global and regional impacts. Better understanding of the ways to mainstream adaptation actions
Government:development of Adaptation Policy Framework to guide adaptation activities throughout Romania based on the EU common policy
Regional/local level: local authorities have an important role on implementation.