On April 16, the European Commission published its strategy paper on climate change action plans titled: An EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change. The Commission advocated that the European Union should focus on greenhouse gas emissions to reduce the risk of climate change. The report advocated for the adoption of strategies to manage extreme weather events. The report also suggested that the European Union create a law requiring adaptation plans either if not all of the countries have created strategies or if these plans are deemed inadequate. Of the 27 European Union member states, 12 countries do not currently have any adaptation strategy to deal with the impacts of climate change; these countries are Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.