Progress on adaptation has been far too slow
Making firm judgements on progress in the area of adaptation is difficult. The indicators for the objective of becoming a climate resilient society either show significant year-to-year variability or are not yet tracked at the EU level. Some insight can be gained through the enablers which show, for example, a slight increase in the share of wetland area in the EU. This is a positive development, giving insight into the state of aquatic and marine conservation and restoration, but not an overall picture on adaptation. Other proposed indicators are not yet tracked – such as the kilometers of river restoration or the area of green roofs. Developing such indicators would add helpful, though imperfect, measures of various dimensions to climate adaptation in the EU.