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European cities adapt to climate change - cities learning from cities (2013)


An Open European Day at the Resilient Cities Conference in Bonn, 3 June 2013 was dedicated to capacity building for urban authorities and focused on city-to-city learning. This interactive event brought together 120 representatives of city administrations, as well as scientists and other stakeholders. The participants were encouraged to not only learn from good examples presented by the contributing cities and experts, but also to actively share the challenges they faced and the solutions they had found.

The report draws the conclusions from the event, which was jointly organised by ICLEI- Europe, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission. The event also benefited from coinciding with the final conference of EU Cities Adapt project, a key project on urban adaptation in Europe, financed by the European Commission (Directorate-General for Climate Action – DG Clima). The 21 European cities of the project – at different levels of progress in adaptation - have worked together towards well-informed and sustainable actions on climate change adaptation and shared valuable experience.

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Open European Day, capacity building, cities, learning, local adaptation, resilience, resilient cities, urban

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Water Scarcity, Flooding, Sea Level Rise, Droughts, Storms


Adaptation Measures and Actions


Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction, Urban, Water management

Geographic characterisation


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