Impressions from the Mayors Adapt Signature Ceremony 16th October 2014
Mayors Adapt Signature Ceremony in Brussels on 16th of October saw some 57 of the initiative’s 104 signatories celebrate their leadership in taking action on climate change adaptation. The day-long event offered an opportunity for cities to learn from each other, identify good practice on adaptation, learn about tools for getting adaptation done, and discuss common challenges and opportunities.
A Signature Ceremony with EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, during the conference honoured cities’ commitment to the initiative, and to taking action.
Impressions of the event can be found here:
- Watch the video message of support from Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City, now UN Special Envoy on Cities and Climate Change, highlighting global activities to engage cities in addressing Adaptation
- See pictures from the Signature Ceremony with EU Commissioner Hedegaard, including individual photos from all participating cities (© Etienne Ansotte, European Commission)
- View the whole day’s proceedings, including the morning’s panel debate and the afternoon’s Mayors’ Round Table
A press release about the event is available, and participating cities are invited to use the adaptable press release to support their own media and outreach work about their leadership on climate change adaptation.
The presentations of the afternoon’s technical session “Getting urban adaptation done: technical and financial tools for cities” are available on our website.