ETC/CCA – European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and Adaptation

Funded by the EEA - European Environment Agency

Duration: 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2018


General aims

The ETC/CCA supports the EEA in informing policy development and implementation in the area of CCIVA by means of data, information, indicators and assessments.
In particular, the ETC/CCA supports the development and implementation of the 2013 EU Strategy on Climate Change Adaptation, by assisting the maintenance of the European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT). It also provides support to the development of some main EU environmental, sectoral and other policies that require mainstreaming of climate change adaptation: e.g. 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, 2012 Water Blueprint, Water Framework Directive, Floods Directive, ICZM Strategy.
UFZ holds the task lead for the Task "Climate Change Indicators and Report".

Specific activities are
  • European climate change indicators
  • Urban vulnerability indicators
  • Copernicus climate change services
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Urban adaptation
  • Adaptation in transport
  • Assessing Progress in Environmental Integration / TERM report
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Workshops
  • Climate-ADAPT
The ETC/CCA partners are
  • ALTERRA - Institute within the legal entity Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoe
  • AU-DCE - Aarhus University - Danish Center for Environment and Energy
  • CUNI - Charles University Environmental Center
  • CMCC - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change [Coordinating organization]
  • EAA - Umweltbundesamt GmbH - Environment Agency Austria
  • FFCUL - Fündação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
  • FT - Fresh-Thoughts
  • MO - Met Office Hadley Centre
  • SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute
  • THETIS S.p.A
  • UFZ - Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH
  • UKCIP - The Chancellor, Master and Scholars of the University of Oxford
  • UPM - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • ZAMG - Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik