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Mayors Adapt Signature Ceremony

The Mayors Adapt Signature Ceremony will take place on 16th October 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. The event aims to bring together cities taking action to adapt to climate change and to create a forum to exchange ideas as well as best practices on local activities.

During the event a number of guest speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities of adapting to climate change including:

  • Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action;
  • Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction;
  • Michael Bloomberg, U.N. Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change (tbc).

Mayors Adapt – the Covenant of Mayors Initiative on Climate Change Adaptation has been set up by the European Commission to engage cities in taking action to adapt to climate change. Cities signing up to the initiative commit to contributing to the overall aim of the EU Adaptation Strategy by developing a comprehensive local adaptation strategy or integrating adaptation to climate change into relevant existing plans. Mayors Adapt aims to increase support for local activities, provide a platform for greater engagement and networking by cities, and raise public awareness about adaptation and the measures needed.

To find out more about the ceremony agenda click here.