City Profiles

Udine - Italy

Climate change impacts

In recent years the average temperature in Udine has increased by 2°C. Precipitation patterns have also changed as rainy days have decreased, but at the same time extreme rainfall events have progressively increased. (Source: Arpa Fvg Osmer - Regional meteorological center)

Adaptation strategy

Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
No, we do not have an adaptation strategy but are currently developing one
Summary of the strategy/plan
The city is engaged in addressing the environmental challenges that climate change imposes on the urban community by supporting the Mayors Adapt initiative but also by taking a joint approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change. An adaptation strategy has been drafted for Udine and includes vulnerability and risk assessments, a spatial plan, and a sectoral plan. In this respect, the main target sectors of the draft adaptation strategy are soil conservation and the built environment; ecosystems, biodiversity and protected areas; and transport and mobility.

Planned adaptation actions

The city of Udine has already foreseen some adaptation actions in its Executive Municipal Plan 2016 with regards to water management measures tackling the hydro-geological risk, energy efficiency in buildings, and an urban regeneration project.

Good practice / spotlight item

Flooding & disaster preparedness

On June 11, 2016, Udine was hit by a strong storm with heavy rainfall.The event caused the flooding of streets, basements and stores, and required the implementation of emergency measures.

What sectors are concerned
  • Buildings
  • Water management
  • Disaster Risk Reduction

Heavy storms caused flooding throughout the city in June 2016.

Climate change impacts

  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Flooding
  • Storms

Key vulnerable sectors

  • Buildings
  • Biodiversity
  • Financial
  • Forestry
  • Other
  • Health
  • Water Management
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Agriculture
  • Transport


Furio Honsell


100,000 inhabitants

Contact person

Agnese Presotto
Head of Environmental Policy Office


Mayors Adapt signatory

Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt

Apr 28, 2016

Covenant of Mayors 2020 signatory

Last Update

Feb 20, 2017

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