Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2011
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Climate Change Policy Targets:Resilience / Adaptation
Agency:Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy
Legal References:Programme law 2009-967 of 3 August 2009
Climate Change Description:

The first French National Adaptation Plan aims to plan adaptation actions, prevent inappropriate adaptation and ensure consistency across public policy measures relating to adaptation. It aims to present measures designed to help France prepare for and exploit new climatic conditions in France for the next five years, covering the period 2011-2015.

Given the uncertainty surrounding climate change predictions and evaluations of the anticipated impacts of climate change, several priorities have informed the drafting of the plan :

  • increasing current knowledge in all fields, including the use of a socio-economic approach 
  • defining methodologies for mainstreaming adaptation 
  • reinforcing observation and alert mechanisms.

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