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.


December 17th, 2014
Mayors Adapt – Upcoming Events
  Events with the participation of the Mayors Adapt Office ‘TAIEX LAF workshop on protection of Nature at a local […]
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December 17th, 2014
European Investment Bank launches public consultation on support to climate action
  The European Investment Bank (EIB) will be launching a public consultation on its approach to supporting climate action on […]
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December 16th, 2014
New financing possibility for adaptation under the LIFE programme
  The LIFE Programme – one of the EU tools for financing adaptation to climate change in Europe – has […]
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