The Flemish Climate Policy Plan (VKP) 2013-2020 consists of an overall framework and two separate but closely related sections: the Flemish Mitigation Plan (VMP) and the Flemish Adaptation Plan (VAP). The purpose of the VMP is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses in Flanders between 2013 and 2020 as a means of combatting climate change. The purpose of the VAP is to understand the Flemish vulnerability to climate change and then improve its ability to defend against its effects.