Rotterdam was the first major European city with an established climate adaptation strategy in 2001. This complex process requires good cooperation with all relevant stakeholders to implement effective measures. LIFE Urban Adapt wants to show the potential of this participatory approach for implementing urban climate adaptation strategies and measures.
Rotterdam as a world port city will be deeply affected by climate change. The LIFE Urban Adapt is therefore working on three main challenges:
An increased risk of flooding due to intensive rainfall and rising sea water levels.
Elevated temperatures caused by the urban heat island effect (UHI).
Damage to flora and fauna on land and in water.
Rotterdam received funding from the EU LIFE programme to develop two innovative and sustainable projects that are intended to absorb climate change thanks to climate adaptation.
A blueprint has also been published to help cities engage in climate adaptation.
European Commission websites in the europa.eu domain may contain “external links” to websites in domains other than europa.eu, which may not be owned or funded by the European Commission, over which Commission services have no control and for which the Commission assumes no responsibility.
When visitors to European Commission websites choose to follow a link to any external website, they leave the official domain of the European Commission, and are subject to the cookie, privacy and legal policies of the external website.
Compliance with applicable data protection and accessibility requirements of external websites linked to from Commission websites in the europa.eu domain, falls outside the control of the European Commission and is the explicit responsibility of the external website.
For “external links” owners:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to remove or amend the link for your website from this EC webpage.