France and Europe, as indicated by the increasingly hot summers experienced here, are vulnerable to climate change. The more global greenhouse gas emissions fall, the easier adaptation becomes but adaptation is undoubtedly a necessity. However, it is clear that the French and European adaptation policies and the resources deployed, whether financial or human, are weak. Moreover, the French State is spending more than €50 billion a year on infrastructure, without systematically assessing its resilience to tomorrow’s climate.
I4CE studies the tangible challenges of adaptation, aiming to ensure that they are on the agenda of all public decision makers, and quantifies the funding required to adapt territories and thus reduce their vulnerability to climate crises.