What is Life Adaptate?
It is project co-financed by the Programme for Environment and Climate Action of the European Union (LIFE), within the Climate Action sub-programme, which will take place simultaneously in six municipalities from Spain, Portugal and Latvia.
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LIFE LOCAL ADAPT: The challenges of small and medium-sized municipalities in climate change adaptation
Webinar Cities are key players when it comes to climate change. They not only contribute to climate change, they are also affected by the expected impacts. Many of the activities…See more
200 million people will be affected by sea level rise in 2100
According to a research published by the scientific journal Nature Communications, 200 million people in the world will be affected by sea level rise in 2100. The model used in…See more
Presentation of the Climate Change Travelling Exhibition
The Climate Change Travelling Exhibition has been presented in the Murcia Science and Water Museum. The exhibition will be available until the end of November 2020 and to communicate the…See more
Financing solution in the field of climate investments for your municipality
The EU funded project FALCO developed financing solutions for climate investments that go beyond 'business as usual'. The project focus on three types of investments: Renovation of public buildings, Energy efficiency measures for…See more
Lorca awnings reduce the temperature by up to 8ºC on the hottest summer days
With his pilot action, Lorca combats the effects of phenomena aggravated by climate change: heat waves and urban heat islands. Specifically, from June to September is the period in which…See more
Life Adaptate will hold a technical webinar in the frame of the EU Green Week
After 3 years of implementation, the Life Adatate project is in the position to disseminate the concrete GREEN developments implemented so far. The Life Adaptate partners have develop and formally…See more
The European Commission picked a photo from LIFE ADAPTATE project and turned it into a postcard
The municipality of Mértola, a LIFE ADAPTATE project partner, recently participated in the European Postcard Contest #EUinmyregion 2020 and was one of the selected participants. #EUinmyregion is a co-created communication…See more
Águilas and Lorca approve their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan
Águilas and Lorca share a common vision for 2050: to accelerate the decarbonization of their territories, strengthen their capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change and ensure that…See more
EuroVértice supports the municipalities of Cieza and Ceutí in their SECAP development.
As a result of a networking action between the LIFE ADAPTATE and COMPETE4SECAP projects, EuroVértice is supporting the municipalities of Cieza and Ceutí in the development of their Sustainable Energy…See more
Cartagena is committed to being more sustainable and efficient
The Cartagena City Council is finalizing the procedure for contracting a new bicycle loan service and recovering this municipal public service with the incorporation of scooters and electric bicycles, within…See more
Life Adaptate launches its monitoring tool for SECAPs
LIFE Adaptate project launches its monitoring tool for SECAPs The LIFE Adaptate project has developed an observatory to monitor the evolution of the SECAPs in the 6 participating municipalities. This…See more
The Climate Summit will be held in Glasgow in November 2021
COP26, the most important meeting since the Paris Agreement, has been delayed by a year from the schedule planned for the coronavirus. Glasgow, number 26, is considered the most important…See more
Lorca takes up again the placement of awnings in several pedestrian streets in the city centre
Lorca is once again launching its pilot action by placing awnings on several streets in the city centre. This will serve to create corridors of shade, reduce the temperature in…See more
European City Facility announces the first call of proposals
During its Launch Webinar on 7 April, the ground-breaking initiative, that will support municipalities (local authorities) and their groupings from the EU-27 and UK to develop investment concepts for accelerating…See more
LIFE Adaptate develops a guide for the development of SECAPs
Among the documents planned for the project is the guide for the development of local climate change adaptation plans. However, in recent years, the Covenant of Mayors' approach to these…See more
The Department of Climate Change of the Region of Murcia proposes a guide to incorporate the climate change fighting in the local policies
The LIFE Adaptate project takes advantage of the experience of its partner, the Region of Murcia's Department of Climate Change, to define some basic guidelines to help European municipalities adopt…See more
What is being implemented under the LIFE ADAPTATE project in Alfândega da Fé?
Construction of a natural lake to promote cooling, irrigation of agricultural areas and to support forest fires fight. With an area around 3,000.00m2, the construction, in Alfandega da Fé, of…See more
What is being implemented under the LIFE ADAPTATE project in Mértola?
Creation of shading areas Mértola is creating shading areas integrating renewable energy, with screen-shading solutions for 3 types of zones in the municipality urban area, namely, streets in the historical…See more
Last phase of implementation of the Águilas pilot action
Last February, the mayoress of Águilas, together with the councillors of Green Areas and Environmental Education and the technician from the Economic-Financial Management Department of Águilas Town Council, visited the…See more
Participation in the first European workshop of the LIFE ASTI project
LIFE ADAPTATE project was presented on 5th December at the first European workshop held within the framework of the LIFE ASTI project (Application of a system for forecasting the effect of…See more
Alfândega da Fé begins the works regarding the creation of a natural lagoon
Alfândega da Fé has begun the implementation of the pilot action regarding the construction of a natural lagoon. Since a large portion of the municipal area consists of forests (with…See more
New guidebook to apply for Project Development Assistance
Many of the signatories to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy have used Technical Assistance (TA) facilities to develop projects in the framework of their Sustainable Energy and…See more
Barriers and drivers to urban climate change actions – Take part in a research study!
Recent studies suggest the setting of climate targets can be an important driver of policy action. Yet, we still know too little about the ways in which cities move from…See more
Life ADAPTATE project was presented on the 2nd Conference of the Rural World
The Municipality of Mértola held the 2nd Conference of the Rural World in Mértola, dedicated to the theme of Resilience and Sustainability in response to climate change and desertification and…See more
The MyBuildingisGreen project is committed to adapting buildings to Climate Change
The European project LIFE: MyBuildingisGreen offers nature-based solutions for the adaptation of buildings to Climate Change. The aim of the project is to address the problem of high temperatures in…See more
Webinar: Monitoring and Evaluating Adaptation Action
The Covenant of Mayors Office is organizing a webinar which will be focus on monitoring and evaluating adaptation actions. Due to monitoring adaptation action is new for most local authorities,…See more
Life Adaptate holds its fifth Monitoring Meeting in Lorca
On September 19th and 20th, the LIFE ADAPTATE project consortium met in Lorca (Murcia) to hold its fifth biannual meeting with the aim of sharing the work carried out in…See more
The future of cities – opportunities, challenges and the way forward
The majority of the global population currently live in urban areas, and this is expected to increase in the future. The importance and role of cities is increasingly recognised -…See more
Webinar: How to engage citizens in local climate action with online tools
The Covenant of Mayors Office is organizing a webinar which aims to give municipalities an insight into citizen participation on adaptation and sustainability issues through online tools. In particular, they…See more
INFO DAY “Adaptation to Climate Change in municipalities”.
On 17th July, the first Info-day took place within the framework of the Life Adaptate project, in which the pilot actions being developed in three of the five municipalities participating…See more
ECCA 2019: European Climate Change Adaptation – Working together to prepare for change
Our partners from INFO and IRRADIARE attend the fourth edition of the European Climate Change Adaptation conference, held in Lisbon, to present the LIFE ADAPTATE project. This conference aims to disseminate…See more
Raising awareness among young people about Climate Change
Climate change is the greatest challenge humanity has faced in its history and to stop it, it is necessary to know how we have caused it. That is why, within…See more
Lorca begins the installation of an awnings system to generate shaded areas and reduce heat
Lorca has begun the implementation of a pilot action in streets of the historic centre by installing awnings with the aim of reducing the effects of heat waves and urban…See more
Adaptation webinar series #2: Designing adaptation strategy and action plan
The Covenant of Mayors Office is organizing a webinar which will focus on designing a strategy and action plan for adaption to climate change impacts. In this webinar, city practitioners…See more
Life Adaptate holds its fourth Monitoring Meeting in Alfândega da Fé
On April 4th and 5th, the LIFE ADAPTATE project consortium met in Alfândega da Fé to hold its fourth biannual meeting. The objective of this meeting was to share the…See more
Smiltene will take part in the Covenant of Mayors 2019 Twinning Programme
Amongst over 60 applications received, 12 municipalities and 2 Covenant Territorial Coordinators have been selected to take part in the Covenant of Mayors 2019 twinning programme. Smiltene has been chosen…See more
Cooperation is key to improve climate change adaptation across Europe’s border regions
Europe’s border regions and shared maritime areas are facing increased negative impacts due to climate change, but countries and regions responsible for these areas are already taking action at transnational…See more
Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals
According to the World Health Organization, meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone.…See more
How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)?
A new guidebook on "How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)" has just been released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. The guidebook is divided into three…See more
Lorca’s pilot action has been presented to the City Social Council
Last 28th of June, Lorca presented its Pilot Action and the works done in the development of the SECAP to the City Social Council . The Council, made up by city…See more
Apply now for the 1st Covenant Cities in the Spotlight call!
In order to celebrate the 10th year of the initiative, the Covenant of Mayors is rewarding signatories that have been working actively within the Covenant framework and achieving remarkable progress…See more
Apply now for the European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards!
European Green Capital Award Starting in 2010, one European city (with 100,000+ inhabitants) is selected every year as the European Green Capital of the year. This award is given to…See more
Smiltene begins the reconstruction and cleaning of the Lake Vidusezera
Smiltene municipality has already hired the company “Geo Consultants” for developing the technical project “Reconstruction of hydro technical structure of Lake Vidusezera and lake cleaning in Smiltene”. The deadline for…See more
Life Adaptate holds its second Monitoring Meeting in Smiltene
Last week, LIFE ADAPTATE consortium held the 2nd biannual project meeting in Smiltene, one of the six European municipalities involved in the project. The meeting started with the presentation of…See more
Competition for the 2021 EU Green Capital and 2020 EU Green Leaf awards!
For the eleventh time, the European Green Capital Award is offering cities of with a population of more than 100,000 inhabitants the opportunity to kick-start its year as a European…See more
Electric bus fleets to tackle air pollution in cities
Recent studies on air pollution in cities have fuelled the debate on increasing the number of electric vehicles in cities. Deploying electric vehicles (EV) has become a key pillar for…See more
Webinar: How to design effective policies against energy poverty in municipalitie
The Covenant of Mayors Office, in cooperation with EU Energy Poverty Observatory, is organizing a webinar that will present a draft guidance for municipalities that can be used to design…See more
Take part in the public consultation on the adaptation action plan under the EU Urban Agenda!
The Climate Adaptation Partnership under the EU Urban Agenda has just launched a public consultation on its action plan, to which the Covenant community is warmly invited to provide its…See more
A Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050
Europe's key challenges The EU provides its Member States with a long-term framework for dealing with the issue of sustainability and the cross-border effects of phenomena that cannot be dealt…See more
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