• Learn the difference between adaptation and mitigation
  • Find out what cities can do to deal with more extreme weather circumstances
  • Get to know how the energy transition relates to climate adaptation


Adaptation and mitigation go hand in hand. No matter how hard we try to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, some degree of climate change, like more extreme weather, is already inevitable and we need to prepare for it. On the other hand, the more greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, the easier it becomes to prepare for the resulting climate change. An adequate adaptation policy will not be possible without mitigation. After all, the changes would be too extreme. We must therefore focus on both challenges.

  • Thu 21 January
  • 14:00 - 15:00 (CET)
  • Online

Gert-Jan Steeneveld

Gert-Jan Steeneveld is associate professor at the Meteorology and Air Quality Section of Wageningen University in the Netherlands.