EU Mission Adaptation signatories now number over 300

The European Commission has by 7 March 2023 welcomed the signatures of 301 regions and local authorities who have joined the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change.

By signing the Charter the authorities made it clear that they want to cooperate, mobilise resources and develop activities to reach their climate adaptation goals. Of the 301 authorities, 284 come from 25 EU countries, with 17 more parties from non-EU countries that are associated or potentially associated with Horizon Europe, the EU's research and innovation programme. A further 65 private companies, service centres, research networks and local action groups have committed to improving climate resilience by becoming Friends of the Mission.

All 301 signatories are now part of the community of practice on adaptation to climate change launched on 26 January 2023 in Brussels. Signatories met, networked, and shared experiences at the launch event, a cooperation set to intensify when a platform goes live in April. Training and technical advice on how to plan and implement climate adaptation measures will be available on the platform.


From deadly heatwaves and devastating droughts to wildfires and coastlines eroded by rising sea levels, climate change is already taking its toll in Europe. Its impact affects not only the environment and economy, but also the health of Europeans. The frequency and severity of climate and weather extremes is increasing, so we need to speed up solutions that build climate resilience.

The Mission Adaptation aims to support regions and communities in accelerating their transformation towards climate resilience by 2030. It will help these regions and local authorities to better understand, prepare for and manage climate risks, as well as to develop innovative solutions to build resilience. The Commission also recently proposed the Nature Restoration Law to help nature recover and to support communities to better prepare for the worst impacts of the dual climate change and biodiversity loss crises.

The Mission Adaptation is funding projects worth €370 million of Horizon Europe funding for the period 2021-23. The research and innovation projects will help understand how to better rebuild areas impacted by extreme weather events, create floodplains, as well as exploring climate resilient types of farming and prototype insurance approaches, or designing a ‘perfectly adapted' city ready to withstand floodings or heatwaves.

The Mission also makes it possible to build joint initiatives with other EU Missions and programmes, and provides opportunities for networking, exchange of best practices between regions and local authorities, and support to engage citizens.

This will allow for the broadest uptake of adaptation measures in Europe and lead the way towards a climate-resilient future.

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Entry created by Admin on March 7, 2023
Modified on March 23, 2023