Taking Action

Whilst Member States play a crucial role in developing National Adaptation Plans, it is at the local level that impacts of climate change are felt. As such, local authorities are directly vulnerable to the various impacts of climate change, such as extreme weather events, like heat waves, storms, floods and droughts, as well as longer-term changes, like economic losses and public health problems – despite their emissions reduction efforts.

Local authorities are therefore ideally placed to be the key drivers in the implementation of adaptation measures, improving the overall resilience of local territories in policy fields – including spatial planning, public health, civil protection, risk management, energy, water supply and the environment; many initiatives are already in place to do so.

Some local authorities are already ‘trail blazers’ in adaptation, leading the way in implementing planned adaptation action. Through the Mayors Adapt initiative, the European Commission can make available adaptation good practice across the EU to all local authorities.


Mayors Adapt – Upcoming Events
Upcoming events Workshop on “Urban Climate Services for Cities” Brussels, Belgium 21-22 June 2016 NACLIM, a European Commission programme, is […]
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LIFE Grant Call 2016
The LIFE programme, the EU’s funding instrument for the environment & climate action, has opened the LIFE Grant Call 2016 […]
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Register for the Open European Day 2016
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the European Environment Agency (EEA) host the 3rd Open European Day (OED) as […]
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