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...At an EU level, the European Commission is due to publish an EU Climate Adaptation Strategy in March 2013. It will build on the knowledge base developed since its 2009 White Paper on Adaptation. It will focus on addressing knowledge gaps, climate-proofing EU policies, and on mobilising the private sector to provide insurance products tailored to a changing climate. The intention is to shift from understanding the hows, wheres and whys of climate adaptation to implementing actions that will make the EU increasingly climate resilient.