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 Horizon 2020 Information Day & Brokerage Event Brussels, Belgium  14 September 2016 The Horizon 2020 Information Day & […]
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Register now for info event “Supporting local climate solutions – Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy in practice: adaptation in the spotlight”
The Covenant of Mayors information event on urban adaptation to climate change entitled “Supporting local climate solutions – Covenant of […]
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Register for the Mayors Adapt 2016 City Twinning Programme
Due to the success of the 2015 edition, we are pleased to announce that Mayors Adapt will be implementing a […]
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