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EU cities adapt - Adaptation Strategies for European Cities: Final Report (2013)


DG Climate Action commissioned a consortium led by Ricardo-AEA and ICLEI to undertake the Adaptation Strategies for European Cities project. The aims of this project were to provide capacity building and assistance for cities in developing and implementing an adaptation strategy, and technical support to DG CLIMA on the state of play of urban adaptation. The project also intended to raise awareness throughout Europe of the importance of preparing for climate change in cities and encourage the exchange of knowledge and good practice. This Final Report pulls together the findings from the project, including outlining the methodology and summarising the key achievements and outputs. Cities and policy makers may find the assessment of climate change vulnerabilities, risks and adaptation in European cities and urban areas section useful, as well as information on the experiences of participant cities. This report is accompanied by a set of more detailed appendices.




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EU cities adapt project


EU cities adapt, Urban adaptation, adaptation planning, adaptation strategy, capacity building, cities, training

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity


Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment


Biodiversity, Buildings, Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy, Financial, Health, Transport, Urban, Water management

Geographic characterisation