The European Green Deal will be won or lost in EU cities and regions, as local and regional authorities are responsible for its implementation.
In order to equip local and regional authorities with the right measures to deal with the hazards of climate change, the Committee of the Regions has published a Handbook that provides targeted guidance on financial aid and technical assistance in the field of adaptation.
As there is no 'one-size-fits all recipe' for a local and regional implementation of the Green Deal, this Handbook provides a step-by-step guidance and is adapted to each EU country and local context (from urban to rural, mountain and coastal areas, among others).
In a creative and interactive way, it provides information on targeted financial and technical instruments based on geographical and institutional assets and vulnerabilities. It also provides best practices that illustrate how the adaptation objectives of the EU Green Deal can be implemented by local and regional policymakers.
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