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The new European Climate and Health Observatory, launched on 4 March 2021 under the banner of ‘Keeping healthy in a changing climate’, is the very first concrete deliverable of the new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change. Find out more at the link: https://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/observatory.

The European Commission adopted its new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change on 24 February 2021. Find out more at the link: https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/adaptation/what_en.

The European Green Deal is European Commission’s plan to make the EU’s economy sustainable. Find out more at the link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/european-green-deal_en.

The national energy and climate plans (NECPs) were introduced by the Regulation on the governance of the energy union and climate action (EU)2018/1999, agreed as part of the Clean energy for all Europeans package which was adopted in 2019. Find out more at the link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/energy-climate-change-environment/implementation-eu-countries/energy-and-climate-governance-and-reporting/national-energy-and-climate-plans_en.

The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016. Find out more at the link: https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement.