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5.2 Where do I find good examples of existing adaptation strategies and action plans in urban areas?

Numerous European cities and towns have already developed adaptation strategies and action plans that can be used as learning examples. It is also recommended to establish contacts with other urban areas facing similar challenges.

 

The adaptation strategies and action plans developed by other European urban municipalities can serve as helpful examples for those embarking on the road to develop their own adaptation planning documents. It needs to be noted that they can be very different in their content, ambition and coverage; therefore it is best to examine several of them and use their best aspects as practical examples of the guidance steps.

Some cities with a well developed adaptation plan or a strategy can be found here:

Country

City

Main climate impacts

Links to strategy or plan

IT

Ancona

  • Heat
  • Flooding

Adaptation plan (IT)

Information flyer (EN)

IT

Bologna

  • Drought
  • Water Scarcity
  • Heat Waves
  • Extreme Rainfalls

Local adaptation plan summary (EN)

Local Adaptation Plan (IT)

Other relevant documents (EN and IT)

SK

Bratislava

  • Heat island effect
Adaptation Strategy (short version) – The negative consequences of Climate Change in the City of Bratislava (SK)

ES

Bullas

  • Drought
  • Water Scarcity
  • Heat waves

Local adaptation plan (EN)

PT

Cascais

  • Heat waves
  • Flooding
  • Sea Level Rise

Cascais Municipality Climate Strategy (PT)

Cascais in Focus’ report on mitigation and adaptation activities (EN)

DK

Copenhagen

  • Flooding
  • Extreme rainfalls

Climate adaptation plan (EN)

DE

Dresden

  • Flooding
  • Heat waves
  • Heavy rain
  • Water scarcity

Dresden Region Climate Change

Adaptation Programme Draft (EN)

GB

Edinburgh

  • Extreme rainfalls
  • Rising sea level

Resilient Edinburgh: Climate Change Framework 2014-2020 (EN)

DE

Hamburg

  • Flooding

Climate Action Plan Brochure(EN)

 

Action Plan for Climate Adaptation (DE)

 

FI

Helsinki

  • Flooding
  • Sea level rise
  • Heat waves

Helsinki Adaptation Strategy (EN)

GB

London

  • Heat/cold waves
  • Flooding
  • Drought
  • Storms

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (EN)

ES

Murcia

  • Drought
  • Desertification

Local Climate Change Strategy (2008-2012) (ES)

FR

Paris

  • Heat waves
  • Extreme rainfalls
  • Storms
  • Drought
  • Flooding
  • Urban Heat Island

Adaptation strategy (EN)

Adaptation strategy (FR)

Paris’ Adaptation Roadmap (FR)

DE

Rostock

  • Flooding

Strategy Framework for Adaptation to Climate Change (DE)

NL

Rotterdam

  • Flooding
  • Heat waves

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (EN)

DE

Stuttgart

  • Heat island effect

Climate Adaptation Concept (DE)

Climate Mitigation, Climate Adaptation and Energy Strategy of the Stuttgart Region Draft (EN)

SE

Växjö

  • Floods
  • Storms
  • Heat island effect

Climate Adaptation Plan 2013 (SE)

DK

Vejle

  • Flooding
  • Sea level rise
  • Extreme rainfalls

Vejle Resilience Strategy (EN, DK)

AT

Vienna

  • Heat island effect

Urban Heat Island Strategy (DE)

Urban Heat Island Strategy Plan (Presentation, EN)

International information for cities

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