Mainstreaming of CCA at the local level: Launch of a Climate Change Adaptation Initiative for Cities within the framework of the Covenant of Mayors

Mainstreaming of CCA at the local level: Launch of a Climate Change Adaptation Initiative for Cities within the framework of the Covenant of Mayors

Building on the success of Covenant of Mayors initiative in mitigation, the Mayors Adapt initiative aimed to encourage cities, regions and local governments to show leadership on climate change adaptation, and support them in developing strategies for concrete action. In creating a direct link between the European and the city level, the initiative translated and accelerated action on climate change adaptation to where its impacts were the greatest. The initiative was implemented on behalf of the European Commission by Climate Alliance, Ecofys, Fresh Thoughts and IFOK GmbH. The role of Fresh Thoughts within the initiative consisted of developing technical guidance for adaptation to climate change in urban areas integrating it with Climate-ADAPT web platform as well as providing general expertise on adaptation to climate change in urban areas.

project-category:

Adaption to climate change

start:

2013-11-01

end:

2015-02-28

client:

European Commission, DG Climate Action

geographic scope:

EU-28

project-manager

Thomas Dworak

project-team

Linda Romanovska