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   Climate Chance – Climate Actors World Summit | Forum on adaptation & resilience Nantes, France 26-28 September […]
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New publication on good practices from Covenant of Mayors signatories
Sustainable, Climate-Resilient and Vibrant Cities – Good practices from Covenant of Mayors signatories   We have just released a new […]
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Register now for two events on urban adaptation in Brussels on 12 October
On 12th of October, there are two events on adaptation organised by DG CLIMA taking place during the European Week […]
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