News Let’s feel the climate - ADAPTATION PLANS IN 44 POLISH CITIES


The project „Development of Urban Adaptation Plans for cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants in Poland” implemented by Polish Ministry of Environment has come to an end.

The main objective of the project, which was implemented in partnership with the 44 major Polish cities, was to assess the sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change and to develop priority adaptation measures adequate to the identified risks for each city. The use of a common methodology enables further cooperation at the stage of implementing the plans, and the exchange of information and experience, also in relation to smaller cities and non-urbanized areas. Given the scale of the project, as wells as the number of partners and the use of a single methodology, it is worth noting that the project is unique at a European scale. The adaptation plans developed during the project will be adopted and formally binding for cities. Within the project the SEA procedure  and wide public consultation were included.

The implementation of this project is intended to fulfil the obligations arising from the Paris Agreement as well as objectives UN SDG 13. The project itself fulfils the condition included in the National Adaptation Strategy (SPA2020) concerning the development adaptation plans for cities with more than 100 000 inhabitans. The biggest challenge that is currently faced by cities is the implementation of plans, and thus taking specific adaptation measures, which also involves finding sources of financing. The Ministry provides assistance in this regard, both in the context of domestic and EU funds.

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Release date 28/01/2020
Contributor Patrycja CIECHAŃSKA
Geographical coverage Poland

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