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.

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Mayors Adapt – Upcoming Events
Upcoming events Climateurope Festival 2017: explore challenges  and opportunities of climate services for your activity Valencia, Spain 5-7 April 2017 […]
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Covenant of Mayors Webinar: Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities – A self-assessment tool to evaluate the measures of your Action Plans
12 December 2016 11:00 – 12:00 (online), Belgium The RFSC is a free web tool designed to assist and guide […]
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Call for fully funded city-to-city exchange opportunities
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), […]
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