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Urban Adaptation Support Tool

Created: 11/06/2016 - Updated: 12/13/2018

Overview

The Urban Adaptation Support tool has been developed as the adaptation guidance for urban areas by Mayors Adapt, the EU initiative for urban adaptation, which is now part of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. Mayors Adapt recognized the need for European adaptation decision-makers and practitioners in cities to be guided through the main steps of the adaptation process. As a result, this tool provides easy access to relevant adaptation information, data, tools and guidance specifically tailored for urban settings in Europe. In its main structure, the tool is an off-shoot of the general Adaptation Support Tool on Climate-ADAPT platform and follows a harmonized EU approach to adaptation guidance.

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Audience

Whether you are a city just starting to take adaptation action or one already making progress on your adaptation goals, you will find that the tool offers a wealth of valuable information that can support your adaptation efforts in a variety of ways.

Mayors Adapt is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate General Climate Action. It is launched in the context of the EU Adaptation Strategy and is implemented within the Covenant of Mayors, the flagship European initiative for cities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Mayors Adapt is supported by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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Scale of Project: 
Community / Local
Sector Addressed: 
Policy
Type of Tool: 
Adaptation Planning / Decision Support
Tool Cost: 
Free