Axis II

Promote climate changes adaptation and risk prevention and management

Note: The amounts shown refer only to Cohesion Fund

Adaptation to climate changes is a priority for the UE within the Europe 2020 Strategy framework. Nevertheless, it implies different actions towards the reality of each Member State that must use ESIF in accordance to its specific priorities regarding risks and resilience. Within the scope of PO SEUR, Portugal undertakes the thematic goal of reinforcing the national capacity to adapt to climate changes, taking into consideration the multiplicity of risks affecting the national territory.

Climate changes have a tendency to boost or accelerate other risks in which natural and anthropogenic factors are at work for example in terms of coastal erosion or forest fires. A systemic and integrated perspective of planning must be promoted and it must take into account the cumulative and interactive dimension of climate changes as well as the uncertainty and unpredictability factors of the phenomena associated to climate changes.

Distribution according to Goals

Distribuição por Projetos

Investment Priorities

Investment PrioritySection SRSpecific GoalsPerformance Indicators2023 Aim
Support investment for the adaptation to climate changes, including approaches based on ecosystems Section 12 Reinforce the capacity to adapt to climate changes by adopting and articulating cross-cutting, sectorial and territorial measures Level of implementation of the adaptation to climate changes measures resulting from strategies and plans 30,0%
Promotion of investments to approach specific risks, ensure the resistance to catastrophes and develop catastrophes management systems Section 11 Protection of the coastline and its populations from the risks, especially the ones related to coastal erosion Percentage of mainland coastline in critical erosion situation 9%
Reinforcement of management to address risks in a perspective of resilience, empowering the institutions involved Active forest fires with a duration exceeding 24 hours  

Investment Priority

  • Support investment for the adaptation to climate changes, including approaches based on ecosystems

Section SR

  • Section 12

Specific Goals

  • Reinforce the capacity to adapt to climate changes by adopting and articulating cross-cutting, sectorial and territorial measures

Performance Indicators

  • Level of implementation of the adaptation to climate changes measures resulting from strategies and plans

2023 Aim

  • 30,0%

Investment Priority

  • Promotion of investments to approach specific risks, ensure the resistance to catastrophes and develop catastrophes management systems

Section SR

  • Section 11

Specific Goals

  • Protection of the coastline and its populations from the risks, especially the ones related to coastal erosion

Performance Indicators

  • Mainland coastline in critical erosion situation

2023 Aim

  • 9 km

Investment Priority

  • Promotion of investments to approach specific risks, ensure the resistance to catastrophes and develop catastrophes management systems

Section RE

  • Section 11

Specific Goals

  • Reinforcement of management to address risks in a perspective of resilience, empowering the institutions involved

Performance Indicators

  • Active forest fires with a duration exceeding 24 hours

2023 Aim

  • <50

Types of Eligible Operations

Reinforce the capacities of adaptation to climate changes by adopting and articulating cross-cutting, sectorial and territorial measures
  • Municipal, intermunicipal and regional plans of adaptation to climate changes;
  • Sectorial plans of adaptation to climate changes and/or integration of the mentioned adaptation;
  • Immaterial actions part of the action plan to fight desertification;
  • Information, modelling and staging systems;
  • Prevision, alert and response systems;
  • Restructuring and modernising meteorology systems.
Reinforce the capacities of adaptation to climate changes by adopting and articulating cross-cutting, sectorial and territorial measures
  • Municipal, intermunicipal and regional plans of adaptation to climate changes;
  • Sectorial plans of adaptation to climate changes and/or integration of the mentioned adaptation;
  • Immaterial actions part of the action plan to fight desertification;
  • Information, modelling and staging systems;
  • Prevision, alert and response systems;
  • Restructuring and modernising meteorology systems.
Protection of the coastline and its populations from the risks, especially the ones related to coastal erosion
  • Protection and rehabilitation of natural coastal systems, namely dune systems;
  • Actions to restore the sedimentary dynamics balance;
  • Artificial replenishment of beaches as coastal protection intervention;
  • Reinforcement of quotas in low coastal areas threatened by the advance of waters;
  • Minimisation of the risk associated to the instability of cliffs.
Protection of the coastline and its populations from the risks, especially the ones related to coastal erosion
  • Protection and rehabilitation of natural coastal systems, namely dune systems;
  • Actions to restore the sedimentary dynamics balance;
  • Artificial replenishment of beaches as coastal protection intervention;
  • Reinforcement of quotas in low coastal areas threatened by the advance of waters;
  • Minimisation of the risk associated to the instability of cliffs.
Reinforcement of management to address risks in a perspective of resilience, empowering the institutions involved
  • Own aviation resources for missions of the Civil Protection;
  • Personal Protective Equipment; Rescue and Prevention Vehicles;
  • Interventions on the infrastructures to reinforce capacity to operate;
  • Forest defence network against fires.
Reinforcement of management to address risks in a perspective of resilience, empowering the institutions involved
  • Own aviation resources for missions of the Civil Protection;
  • Personal Protective Equipment; Rescue and Prevention Vehicles;
  • Interventions on the infrastructures to reinforce capacity to operate;
  • Forest defence network against fires.

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