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Urban Adaptation Support Tool (2015)


To support adaptation action in European cities and towns the European Commission has launched Mayors Adapt- the Covenant of Mayors Initiative on Climate Change Adaptation.  As part of this initiative, the Urban Adaptation Support Tool has been developed. It provides practical guidance and knowledge support to its signatories as well as to any other interested cities, towns or stakeholders in Europe and beyond and supports urban adaptation decision-makers, practitioners and interested stakeholders with a quick-start step-by-step guidance through the adaptation planning and implementation cycles. It also facilitates easy access to in-depth, expert information and data by providing a comprehensive up-to-date database of literature and information sources for each step of the urban adaptation cycle.

The Urban Adaptation Support Tool complements the support and guidance on urban adaptation that is provided by EU Member States at the national level and is of special importance for urban areas in those countries, where national level tools and support are currently lacking or under development.

The Urban Adaptation Support Tool is dynamic and constantly evolving, based on users' needs and feedback. It has been created through a stakeholder consultation process and aims to develop further in line with user needs. Therefore your comments and suggestions are important and very welcome. You can leave us your feedback by following the comments and suggestions link on each page of the tool.

Reference information

Mayors Adapt, Climate-ADAPT


adaptation, cities, planning, urban

Climate impacts

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


Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Measures and Actions, Adaptation Plans and Strategies


Buildings, Energy, Transport, Urban

Geographic characterisation


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