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Climate Change: Costs of Impacts in France Preparation for the National Adaptation Plan

  • M. Galliot
  • R. Nyer
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


Recorded climate warming in France was about 30% greater than average global warming in the twentieth century. Associated costs are significant, and are being absorbed by a range of areas, including biodiversity, water, health, tourism, agriculture, and transportation. Adaptive planning is critical to mitigating the impacts of climate change and is ongoing in several sectors (Climate Congress (2009) Changement climatique. Available at: To prepare for a national adaptation plan a consultation was carried out during 2010 in mainland France and overseas. A national plan is targeted for 2011.


Climate Change Heat Wave Climate Change Impact Spontaneous Adaptation Climate Change Impact Analysis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RNC ConseilNeuilly-sur-SeineFrance

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