Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Resilience / Adaptation
Agency:National Climate Commission
Evaluation:Status as of February 2017: 4 adaptation plans adopted (Walloon, Flemish, Brussels and Federal)

In Belgium a substantial part of the necessary adaptation to the climate change has already been initiated from the bottom up. Both on local level as on sector specific level, the sense of urgency has inspired many people to take action in fields as diverse as health, tourism, agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, ecosystems, water, coastal, marine and tidal areas, production systems and physical infrastructure.

In Belgium, adaptation to climate change should focus primarily on managing and adapting to water and heat problems related to climate change.

Main actions taken in response to the Plan should be:

  • Reducing human and natural vulnerabilities and improving building resilience,
  • Managing water and land to protect natural systems and preserve vital ecosystems goods and functions,
  • Generating the funding and the institutional governance needed,
  • Accelerating innovation take up and technology diffusion,
  • Overcoming behavioural and institutional inertia.

Last modified: Wed, 10 May 2017 16:02:48 CEST