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News article16 May 2024Directorate-General for Climate Action2 min read

Mission Adaptation: Taking stock of progress and promoting new opportunities

Mission Adaptation

New report showcases progress and priorities

Ahead of the Third Forum of the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change on 23 May 2024, a new report reveals the progress and priorities for the Mission in its action to tackle climate change. The Activity Report presents success stories, data, insights and innovative Mission Projects that aim to support regional and local authorities to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

From research that informs smarter adaptation strategies to innovative projects that bolster the resilience of our communities, each success story underscores the vital importance of adaptation in confronting the climate crisis head-on.

The report also highlights that the Mission must now prioritise innovation, collaboration and knowledge exchange to develop and implement effective adaptation strategies that build resilience at all levels, from local communities to global ecosystems.

€124 million available for adaptation projects

In April 2024, the Commission adopted an amendment to the 2023-24 Horizon Europe Work Programme mobilising previously unallocated funding to increase the 2024 budget by nearly €1.4 billion to €7.3 billion.

This amendment includes an investment of nearly €650 million in the EU Missions, of which €124 million has been made available for the EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change. 

The closing date for all calls is 18 September 2024, and you can find more information on all the Mission calls here.

  • HORIZON-MISS-2024-CLIMA-01-01​ : Bringing available and actionable solutions for climate adaptation to the knowledge of the regions and local authorities​
  • HORIZON-MISS-2024-CLIMA-01-02​ : Bringing together the national level with the engaged regional and local levels (multi-level governance)​
  • HORIZON-MISS-2024-CLIMA-01-03​ : Develop and refine outcome indicators to measure progress on climate resilience at national, regional and local levels, including knowledge and feedback developed from the Mission.
  • HORIZON-MISS-2024-CLIMA-01-04​ Research the complex interplay between the climate and biodiversity crises towards more systemic approaches and solutions ​
  • HORIZON-MISS-2024-CLIMA-01-05​ : Improve design for transformative approaches and build local capacity for implementation of available solutions focused on climate adaptation​
  • HORIZON-MISS-2024-CLIMA-01-06: Demonstration of approaches to improve bankability of solutions by design, addressing the co-benefits (mitigation and adaptation) to improve revenues streams​
  • HORIZON-MISS-2024-CLIMA-01-07​ : Demonstration of solutions specifically suited to rural areas and small/ medium size population local communities​
  • HORIZON-MISS-2024-CLIMA-01-08​ : Demonstration of approaches by regions and local authorities focused on increasing climate resilience of the most vulnerable social groups (just climate resilience)​
  • HORIZON-MISS-2024-CLIMA-01-09​ : Systemic and cross-sectoral solutions for climate resilience, tailored to the local needs of regions and local authorities​.


More information

The annual Mission Forum will take place on 23 May – Follow online

EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change
General publications16 May 2024
Mission Adaptation to Climate Change Activity Report May 2024

The latest report from the EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change unveils the progress and priorities in the battle against climate change. The Activity Report presents the success stories, data, insights and innovative Mission Projects that aim to support regional and local authorities prepare for the impacts of climate change.


Publication date
16 May 2024
Directorate-General for Climate Action