On July 3rd and 4th 2017 in Brussels took place the first meeting between important European partners trying to find shared solutions to the challenges posed by urban areas development. The Directorate General for Urban Development of the European Commission entrusted to the City of Genoa the coordination of the Partnership.
The adaptation to climate change is one of 12 urban development topics - among them air quality, sustainable soil use, circular economy, energy transition, urban mobility, digital transition, inclusion of migrants and refugees, etc. - selected in the Urban Agenda of the European Union with the goal of finding shared solutions to these challenges, improving the EU urban areas.
The network, coordinated by the City of Genoa, includes six local authorities - the Province of Barcelona and the Cities of Glasgow, Trondheim, Potenza, Loulè and Sfantu Gheorghe, four Member States - France, Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria - and the Directorates-General of the European Commission - REGIO, CLIMA, ENV, RTD, ECHO. Other European organizations are EuroCities, CERM- Council of European Regions and Municipalities, EIB-BEI European Investment Bank, and URBACT.
For more information about the 1st meeting of the Partnership on Climate Adaptation see the local media website of Genoa.