100 Cities Sign UP for Climate Change Adaptation Program by @DavidKThorpe

Mayors Adapt summit group photo of 100 mayors. The first pan-European initiative to support cities in leading the way on adaptation to climate change has seen 100 cities be recognised at the Mayors Adapt Signature Ceremony in Brussels last week attended by high-level representatives. The EU initiative Mayors Adapt has been set up to engage cities on climate change adaptation and to support them in taking action. The initiative is being implemented by a consortium led by Ecofys , comprised of Climate Alliance, Fresh Thoughts and IFOK GmbH. As pointed out by Humberto Delgado Rosa , Director, DG Climate Action, European Commission, the recent devastating floods in central and south east Europe demonstrate the dramatic economic and social consequences extreme weather can have on our cities and citizens. "Effective action needs to be tailored to specific circumstances, which wi...

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