Climate Change Adaptation Position Paper
European Ports welcome European action on climate change adaptation. As any one of the myriad current extreme weather events demonstrate, climate change is serious and already poses an existential threat to our society. While Europe as a whole occupies a privileged position compared to certain climate-affected regions, Europe’s ports are particularly vulnerable to the disastrous effects of climate change. Ports experience the negative effects from global warming first-hand, from rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions to erosion.