Committee of the Regions, Brussels
In today's interactive session, we would like to address the question of how the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly important for urban infrastructure planning.
The consideration of climate risks is becoming increasingly important in urban infrastructure. Some form of climate-resistant planning is needed.
The potential for local climate action to shape a greener Europe is huge: based on a practical laboratory carried out before the meeting, participants identify climate risks and impacts on their infrastructure projects. These are based on data from the CLARITY Climate Services Information System (CSIS) screening tool presented today.
Hazard-specific resilient solutions will be presented and discussed, led by pilot initiatives with climate-resistant experiences from Austria, Sweden and Italy (our CLARITY showcases). In addition, the BEACON municipalities will be introduced at roundtables and their approaches to climate protection will be presented.
How can you participate?
The session is aimed at urban and infrastructure planners and developers, municipal decision-makers, energy and climate policy makers. Are you interested in bringing together adaptation and mitigation measures at the local level? Then you have come to the right place.
Last but not least, everyone can ask questions during the panel discussion about financing possibilities and common benefits.
About the European Week for Regions and Cities
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.