Mayors adapt

Mayors Adapt is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate General Climate Action. It is launched in the context of the EU Adaptation Strategy and is implemented within the Covenant of Mayors, the flagship European initiative for cities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Mayors Adapt is supported by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The main outputs from the project are planned to be included in the European Climate Adaptation Platform CLIMATE-ADAPT, a partnership between the European Commission and the EEA.

144 local authorities officially signed the Mayors Adapt initiative. Almost all the Mediterranean Cities leading a Climate Change Adaptation Plan are part of them.

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Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). One of the Societal Challenges of this programme concerns Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials.

A large part of Mediterranean cities leading Climate Change Adaptation Plans are involved in a project financed by Horizon 2020.

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Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe

CAN is Europe’s largest coalition working on climate and energy issues. With over 120 member organisations in more than 30 European countries - representing over 44 million citizens - CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.
The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of more than 700 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government, private sector and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

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European Environment Agency

The EEA task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. It is a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 33 member countries.

This European agency provides indicators designed to answer key policy questions and to support all phases of environmental policy making, from designing policy frameworks to setting targets, and from policy monitoring and evaluation to communicating to policy-makers and the public.

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European Union

Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe

European Environment Agency

Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe
Challenges and opportunities for cities together with supportive national and European policies

This report …
… provides information to facilitate this multi-level European process and the effective participation of local governments. It complements a range of other studies and information sources, such as the European Climate Adaptation Information Platform CLIMATE-ADAPT, the forthcoming EEA reports on climate change impacts and on adaptation (due in autumn 2012), the handbook on limate-Friendly Cities (2011), published under the Hungarian EU presidency, among others listed later in the report.

Hubert Mazurek

Europeans’ attitudes towards climate change

European Union

Its focus is on :

  • Measuring the impact of the terminological differences between global warming and climate change on citizens’ perception.
  • Citizens’ perceptions of the seriousness of global warming / climate change.
  • The extent to which citizens feel informed about climate change.
  • Citizens’ attitudes towards climate change and ways of combating it.
  • Actions aimed at fighting climate change.
  • Targets for reducing emissions and increasing the share of renewable energy.
    This Eurobarometer survey was commissioned by the Directorate General for Communication of the European Commission, on behalf of the European Parliament and the European Commission. It was carried out by TNS opinion & social network between the 25th of March and the 4th of May 2008. The interviews were conducted among 30,170 citizens in the 27 Member States of the European Union, the three candidate countries for accession to the European Union (Croatia, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and in the Turkish Cypriot Community.

Hubert Mazurek

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