On 17 December 2008 the Federal Cabinet adopted the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change. This creates a framework
for adapting to the impacts of climate change in Germany.
It primarily describes the contribution of the Federation, thus
acting as a guide for other actors. The strategy lays the foundation for a medium-term, step-by-step process undertaken in
cooperation with the federal Länder and other civil groups and aimed at assessing the risks of climate change, identifying
the possible need for action, defining appropriate goals and developing and implementing options for adaptation measures.