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San Benedetto del Tronto - Italy

Main motivation for taking adaptation action

San Benedetto del Tronto's main motivation for taking adaptation action is the increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events that inflict damage on socio-economic and natural systems.

Adaptation strategy

Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
No, we do not have an adaptation strategy but are currently developing one
Name of the strategy/ plan (If adopted)
Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP)
Date of strategy/plan approval
24 Jan 2013
Summary of the strategy/plan
This Sustainable Energy Action Plan contains information about the political and organizational context of the Plan, the Baseline Emission Inventory, and the actions that San Benedetto del Tronto Municipality will implement by 2020, as well as information on the achievement of the CO2 emissions reduction target. Adaptation is not the focus of this document.

Planned adaptation actions

In the future San Benedetto del Tronto would like to update its SEAP to include a plan for adaptation. Currently the city is involved in developing a "LIFE Adaptation" project aimed at adapting the coastal and marine ecosystems (the city manages a protected coastal area) with particular regard to the protection of habitats and cultural heritage against sea storms and coastal erosion.

Good practice / spotlight item

Restoration of Senti Coastal Wetland (Life project Re.S.C.We.)
This project involved the restoration of a priority habitat in order to increase the resilience of the natural coastal systems in the face of climate change. This project confronts the impacts climate change has on biodiversity and coastal areas and has facilitated habitat restoration, awareness raising, and the protection of biodiversity.
What sectors are concerned
  • Biodiversity
  • Coastal areas
San Benedetto del Tronto
The area's restored coastal wetlands.

Climate change impacts

  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Flooding
  • Storms

Key vulnerable sectors

  • Urban
  • Buildings
  • Biodiversity
  • Transport

Mayor

Giovanni Gaspari

Population

48000 inhabitants

Contact person

Sergio Trevisani
Europe Service Coordinator

Email

trevisanis@comunesbt.it
Website

Mayors Adapt signatory

Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt

12 Jun 2014

Last Update

18 Oct 2016

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