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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Info day at Smiltene!

On 18 July during the 100th anniversary of Smiltene, the Life Adaptate national info day was celebrated, where people had the opportunity to find out about the Life Adaptate project,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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2020 EU Sustainable Energy Week

EU Sustainabke Energy Week is the biggest European conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. For the first time ever and due to the COVID-19 pandemic the…

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Life Adaptate team meets its project monitor

Despite the COVID confinement, last 28th of May the Life Adaptate partners virtually met Cristóbal Ginés (NEEMO monitor), for the review and monitoring of the project. During the meeting, the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Smiltene has approved the SECAP

At the end of 2019 Smiltene have officially approved the new SECAP 2030 in city council. At February 24th it was presented at the public event “Energy efficiency in Vidzeme…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The pilot action of Cartagena is almost finished

In the Pilot Project of the Cartagena City Council, the connection of green areas by means of a pedestrian walkway and connection to an existing bicycle lane has been carried…

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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,…

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Mértola Pilot project under development

Mértola Municipality, within the scope of Life Adaptate project, held on the 16th of October a specific stakeholder meeting regarding the pilot of Projects promotion regarding the creation of a…

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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…

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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 -…

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LIFE 2019: Calls for proposals

The submission of the second phase for proposals to the Environment subprogramme will take place on 5 September 2019 (submission of the full proposal). On the other hand, the submission…

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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…

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European Mobility Week 2019 – “Walk with us”

The annual campaign, which takes place from 16-22 September each year, is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport and seeks to improve quality of life through…

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Smiltene is finalizing the SECAP

During the summer Smiltene has concluded the procurement process for construction works of pilot action – cleaning of lake “Vidusezers” and reconstruction of hydrotechnical structures. In parallel with the pilot…

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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…

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Monitoring visit of the project monitor

Last 19th of June, the LIFE ADAPTATE project was visited by Asier Rodríguez (NEEMO monitor), for the review and monitoring of the project. During his stay a meeting was held in…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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LIFE CALL 2019

Last April was published the 2019 call of the UE LIFE Programme for the Environment and Climate Action of the, which has an allocation of € 1,657 million for the…

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European Green Week 2019

Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws have to be properly implemented. The next edition of EU Green…

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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…

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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…

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Our didactic unit is ready to be used!

The current accelerating pace of climate change has become a matter of concern that makes it urgent to act as soon as possible. The situation has reached such an extent that…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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COP24: Katowice climate change conference

EU leaders arrived last week in Katowice with a clear objective for COP24: the adoption of clear rules to implement the Paris Agreement. One week before the event, the European Commission adopted…

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Climate Change Adaptation in Murcia Region

Last October, the LIFE ADAPTATE project met with two other climate change adaptation projects approved in the 2016 Life Programme call in the Region of Murcia: LIFE AMDRYC4 and LIFE…

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Project consortium meeting in Águilas

In October, LIFE ADAPTATE project consortium met in Águilas for its third biannual meeting in order to share the work done in previous months. The meeting started with the presentation of the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Apply now for the Covenant twinning programme!

The Covenant twinning programme offers cities, regions and provinces across Europe the opportunity to take part in twinning exchanges that aim to increase local authorities’ capacity and knowledge to mitigate…

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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…

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Project partners visit Smiltene Pilot Action

Last 21st of June, Life Adaptate partners visited the scenario of Smiltene Pilot Action: the Lake Vidusezers, an artificial water reservoir (2.9ha) located 200 meters far from the city centre.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Happy World Environment Day 2018!

World Environment Day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to…

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Revision for phase 4 (2021-2030)

The European Commission presented in July 2015 a legislative proposal to revise the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) for the period after 2020. This is the first step in…

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Adaptation to climate change

Adaptation means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking appropriate action to prevent or minimise the damage they can cause, or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise.…

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The EU Emissions Trading System

The EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) is a cornerstone of the EU's policy to combat climate change and its key tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively. It is…

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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…

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Pilot actions

Creation of a wooded area with drip irrigation using treated water

Connecting green areas of the LIFE program

Awnings in major streets in Lorca

Recovery of an artificial lake ‘Vidusezers’

Climate change adaptation measures

Shade areas with solar panels

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