Adaptation to climate change


In a world where the average global temperature is expected to increase by +2°C to +4°C according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projections for 2018, it is essential to prevent the impacts of climate change and reduce its vulnerability. Vulnerability is a function of the nature, magnitude and rate of climate change and variation to which the system in question is exposed, the sensitivity of the system and its adaptive capacity, whether it is a company, a population, a city or a country.

It is therefore important to put in place measures to reduce economic, environmental and social vulnerability to the effects of actual or projected climate change.

In other words, it means adapting to more severe droughts, heavy rains, rising sea levels and coastal erosion, extreme weather disasters - storms, hurricanes, typhoons - or the disappearance of snow cover in the mountains.