To be followed: Mayors Adapt

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logo mayors adaptMayors Adapt, Promoting urban leadership in adaptation

In parallel with reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change, the European Union also needs to strengthen its resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change, now and for the future. Adapting to climate change is the way to do this.
The success of Europe’s adaptation efforts is critically influenced by the action of cities and local authorities. Those major centres of population and infrastructure are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events and other effects of climate change.
Mayors Adapt – the Covenant of Mayors Initiative on Climate Change Adaptation has been set up by the European Commission to engage cities in taking action to adapt to climate change.
Cities signing up to the initiative commit to contributing to the overall aim of the EU Adaptation Strategy by developing a comprehensive local adaptation strategy or integrating adaptation to climate change into relevant existing plans.
Mayors Adapt aims to increase support for local activities, provide a platform for greater engagement and networking by cities, and raise public awareness about adaptation and the measures needed.
 
Visite the website: http://mayors-adapt.eu/


Rhône-Alpes launches Regional Observatory of the Impacts of Climate Change

  Warming of the climate is ongoing, and the preparation work for the Regional Climate Air and Energy Scheme of Rhône-Alpes (SRCAE) highlighted its already observed effects and their likely intensification in the future: rising average temperatures, melting glaciers, changing rainfall patterns…

Guidelines and Reporting Framework for the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy available

To support new signatories of the new commitments of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, launched in October 2015, the Covenant of Mayors reporting framework has been revamped.

1. Observatories’ Governance Structure

Description of typical Steering Committee, Technical Committee   Typical existing agreements   Estimates of staff number/skills needed (in-house/external consultants) and budget required   Key funding sources   → back ←

Agriculture and forestry

General: Quick-links to Observatories’ methodologies: Nord Pas-de-Calais region OREGES (Rhône-Alpes region) ROSE (Ile-de-France region)