Mayors Adapt

Promoting urban leadership in adaptation
to climate change

In parallel with reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change, the European Union also needs to strengthen its resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change, now and for the future. Adapting to climate change is the way to do this.

The success of Europe’s adaptation efforts is critically influenced by the action of cities and local authorities. Those major centres of population and infrastructure are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events and other effects of climate change.

Mayors Adapt – the Covenant of Mayors Initiative on Climate Change Adaptation has been set up by the European Commission to engage cities in taking action to adapt to climate change.

Cities signing up to the initiative commit to contributing to the overall aim of the EU Adaptation Strategy by developing a comprehensive local adaptation strategy or integrating adaptation to climate change into relevant existing plans.

Mayors Adapt aims to increase support for local activities, provide a platform for greater engagement and networking by cities, and raise public awareness about adaptation and the measures needed.


January 19th, 2015
Mayors Adapt – Upcoming Events
  Events with the participation of the Mayors Adapt Office “World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation”, Manchester, UK, 2-4 September […]
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January 19th, 2015
New financing instrument for adaptation: Natural Capital Financing Facility
  The European Commission and the European Investment Bank are launching a new financing instrument for projects promoting the preservation […]
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January 19th, 2015
New signatory from Italy: Cerenzia
  Mayors Adapt – the Covenant of Mayors Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change – is happy to announce that […]
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