River basin management in a changing climate
European Commission. Directorate-General for the Environment
PublisherLuxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union
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The purpose of this guidance document is to illustrate ways in which preparations can be made for climate change within the second and third River Basin Management Planning (RBMP) cycles, including provision for floods and droughts. As a minimum, this will require Member States to clearly demonstrate how climate change projections have been considered in the assessment of pressures and impacts, monitoring programmes and appraisal of measures. The document describes guiding principles for adaptation, and relates each to steps in RBMP. The principles are intentionally broad to be applicable across all Member States regardless of regional variations in potential impacts. Where feasible, entry points have been identified within existing processes and frameworks. Examples are provided to show how the principles might be applied in practice. This guidance document is not focused around climate change mitigation measures, although some principles related to integration of different sectors are also applicable to specific mitigation measures such as measures related to renewable energy. Moreover, there is a potential for win-win solutions contributing both to mitigation and adaptation.
Citation“2009. River basin management in a changing climate. Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union.”
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