Last summer, Mayors Adapt (the Covenant of Mayors initiative on urban adaptation to climate change) launched an online call for participation in its city twinning programme. 45 cities from 12 EU countries applied.
After a careful evaluation of the applications by the Mayors Adapt team and the European Commission, 22 cities from 11 EU countries were selected.
Cities that are starting their climate change adaptation work are connected to mentor municipalities that have already developed successful strategies to make their territories more resilient. They have been matched together according to their climate and geographical characteristics, socio-economic and institutional specificities, and adaptation knowledge (mentor city indicated in bold):
Since 15 October 2015, Mayors Adapt has merged with the Covenant of Mayors into the New Integrated Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. More info