Climate change impacts
Seeing as Alimos is a residential, sea-side area, its biggest climate change-related threat is extremely warm temperatures and flooding due to sea level rise. Within its geographical boundaries lies the biggest marina in south-eastern Mediterranean. For this reason, weather conditions are very important for both residents' comfort and the economy, much of which is based on tourism.
Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
No, we do not have an adaptation strategy but are currently developing one
Summary of the strategy/plan
Alimos does not currently have an adaptation-related document or city plans that incorporate adaptation but has recognised this need and plans to develop an adaptation strategy in 2016. It is anticipated that in 2016 a Mayors Adapt-conform municipal strategic planning document to address the effects of climate change will be developed; Alimos' strategy to reduce CO2 emissions will be implemented; and the overall operational planning of the municipality for the upcoming years will be finalised.
Planned adaptation actions
Although Alimos does not yet have an adaptation strategy in place, potential adaptation actions that the city could take include implementing a Heat-Health Action Plan, developing a system to alert citizens in the case of heat waves and forest fires, improving water management, building additional green infrastructure, and employing other targeted actions that utilize tested and internationally-accepted best practices.
Good practice / spotlight item
What sectors are concerned
Alimos Municipality is participating in the EU-sponsored Certus Program, which engages municipalities, energy service companies and financing entities in southern European countries to increase the number of nearly zero-energy buildings in the public sector. In cooperation with other program partners, Alimos is implementing actions το reduce energy losses and limit the consequences thereof (eg. increased temperature, increased energy consumption, etc). Through its participation in the program, Alimos is capitalizing on the adaptation co-benefits of energy efficiency projects.
Climate change impacts
- Extreme Temperatures
- Sea Level Rise
Key vulnerable sectors
Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt
20 May 2015