PROJECT: URBAN ADAPTATION PLANS DEVELOPMENT
Good example of government engagement in local adaptation plans is coordinating the non-competitive Project “Development of Urban Adaptation Plans for cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants in Poland”.
All Urban adaptation plans will be developed in accordance with one methodology by one consortium. Urban areas have been identified as a priority in the implementation of the adaptation to climate change policy in Poland. Over 30% of the Polish population lives in project partner cities. So far the agreement between City council and Ministry was signed by 44 cities.
– Determination of vulnerability of the largest cities to climate change
– Planning for adaptation actions at the local level
– Raising awareness of the need for adaptation to climate change at the local level
The Ministry of Environment, as the project coordinator, will carry out an ongoing monitoring of the implementation process, in order to ensure effective cooperation of the parties as well as high quality of the emerging adaptation plans. MoE will support local governments from both – organizational and financial side,
Urban adaptation plans will have dynamic and open character, so it will be easy to update or reshape some assumptions.
This is the first step aimed at strengthening resistance and adaptation to changing climate conditions. Due to its scale, this is an innovative and unique project. The result of the project will enhance cities’ resilience to climate change, and consequently, the entire country.
The project fulfills objectives and activities provided for in a given focus area, pointed out in the National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (NAS 2020). It is the multispectral approach on decreasing cities vulnerability on climate change impacts.
The project will be financed by the European Union, form the resources of the Cohesion Fund, within the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme as well as from the national budget resources.
List of partner cities
Cities with more than 100 000 inhabitants:
- Bielsko Biała
- Dąbrowa Górnicza
- Gorzów Wielkopolski
- Ruda Śląska
- Zielona Góra
Cities with more than 90 000 inhabitants
Other partner cities:
GUIDELINES FOR THE URBAN ADAPTATION PLANS PREPARATION
For other cities “Guidelines for the Urban Adaptation Plans preparation” was prepared in the polish Ministry of the Environment, which shows methodology and checklist for the process of climate change adaptation plan development at local level. It can be used by any local governments to coordinate climate change adaptation plans development process. This Document can be used by the governments in cities that are nor a part of the non-competitive project.