Publications and Reports

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

Description:

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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Keywords

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

Climate impacts

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

Elements

Observations and Scenarios
Vulnerability Assessment
Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Biodiversity
Coastal areas
Disaster Risk Reduction
Financial
Health
Urban
Infrastructure
Water management

Geographic characterisation

Europe:
Macro-Transnational region: Northern Periphery, Baltic Sea, North West Europe, North Sea, Atlantic Area, Alpine Space, Central Europe, South West Europe, Mediterranean, South East Europe

Biographical regions:
Alpine, Atlantic, Arctic, Continental, Mediterranean, Panonian