Urban adaptation to climate change

  • A city’s ability to cope with higher temperatures and changing precipitation patterns depends upon a number of factors including population density, demographics, availability of green space and geographic location.
  • While urban adaptation to climate change appears to be an issue of local governance, cities in Europe are strongly linked and therefore require a broader perspective. Challenges faced in one urban region may have an impact on the economy and/or quality of life in another.
  • To understand these issues, the European Environment Agency has released a report that maps out the capacities of different European cities to cope with the impacts of a changing climate in terms of their awareness (knowledge and equity), ability (access to technology and infrastructure) and action (economy, resources and institutions).

This information is expected to facilitate multi-level discussions and information/ experiences shared abroad may add value to adaptation plans within the UK.

For more information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/d5r33zx ; http://tinyurl.com/9jlkc6e

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