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.


August 20th, 2014
Mayors Adapt – Upcoming Events
  A) The Mayors Adapt Signature Ceremony Mayors Adapt Signature Ceremony on the 16th of October in Brussels The Mayors […]
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August 20th, 2014
Mayors Adapt welcomes Giulianova, Italy, and Farsala, Greece
  The coastal city of Giulianova, located in central Italy, and Farsala, a city in southern Thessaly in Greece, joined […]
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August 19th, 2014
Online registration for the Mayors Adapt’s Signature Ceremony
  On 16th of October 2014, the Mayors Adapt Signature Ceremony with the European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, […]
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