Toulouse Métropole -
Climate change impacts
+3°C global temperature in 2100
Main motivation for taking adaptation action
Toulouse is a city that is already experiencing the impacts of climate change, especially rising temperatures. Climate change is expected to impact Toulouse via an increased flood risk and an exacerbated urban heat island effect, especially during heat waves. By taking adaptation action, Toulouse Metropole aims to reduce its vulnerability, increase its resilience, and take advantage of new opportunities for economic growth as well as the attractiveness of the territory.
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)
Regional Energy & Climate Plan
Date of strategy/plan approval
18 Sep 2015
Weblink of the strategy/ plan
Summary of the strategy/plan
Toulouse Métropole's Regional Energy & Climate Plan (Plan Climat Energie Territorial)
contains a total of 130 actions, divided into 30 main actions and distributed throughout 7
target areas, namely: energy, transport, fuel poverty, town planning, natural resources,
citizen and stakeholders mobilization, and green growth. In addition to the objectives of
reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving energy efficiency, and increasing the share
of renewables in Toulouse's energy mix, the Plan also aims to adapt the area to climate
change and reduce its demographic, economic, and natural resource-related vulnerabilities.
Planned adaptation actions
Some of the adaptation actions in Plan include reducing the impact of Urban Heat Island effect via greening city infrastructure, conducting workshops with the public on an adaptation strategy, and building exemplary districts with adapted urban forms and buildings.
Good practice / spotlight item
Integrating Climate and Energy into the " PLUiH " : Local Plan for Urban and Intercommunal Living Spaces
What sectors are concerned
With the help of expert climatologists from the National Research Centre on Meteorology and Climate Change. Toulouse is integrating climate change adaptation into its local urban plan. Doing so is strategically important because it increases awareness of climate change and the urban heat island (UHI) effect among stakeholders. By integrating adaptation into how the city decides where and how to build, and with what density, Toulouse hopes to have a real impact on the comfort and energy performance of buildings.
UHI mapping of Toulouse Metropole's territory. Source: Grégoire Pigeon, document scientifique
Climate change impacts
- Extreme Temperatures
- Water Scarcity
Key vulnerable sectors
Chargée de mission Plan Climat
Mayors Adapt signatory
Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt
15 Sep 2014