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Novice19 January 2023

Green Deal Going Local Handbook helping cities and regions with climate adaption

Are you a local or regional authority struggling looking for guidance on how to deal with hazards caused by climate change? Then the Committee of the Regions' targeted Handbook on Adaptation is just what you need!

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The European Green Deal will be won or lost in EU cities and regions, as local and regional authorities (LRAs) are responsible for its implementation.

This is why the Committee of the Regions is focusing on equipping LRAs with the right measures to deal with the hazards brought about by climate change with the first Green Deal Going Local Handbook. This Handbook provides targeted guidance on financial aid and technical assistance adapted to in the field of adaptation. 

The Handbook is a component of the Committee of the Regions' 'Green Deal Going Local' campaign that aims at supporting the implementation of the Green Deal at the local and regional levels. It is the first of a series of guidebooks that will help fulfil this aim. Stay tuned, as the Committee of the Regions is also developing similar targeted guidance in the areas of the renovation wave and biodiversity protection.

As there is no 'one-size-fits all recipe' for a local and regional implementation of the Green Deal, the Handbook provides a step-by-step guidance and is adapted to ​each local context (from urban to rural, mountain and coastal areas, among others). The Handbook thus provides targeted and interactive information based on the local specificities and priorities of the user.

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.

Download the version of the Guidebook for your local context here!

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Publication date
19 January 2023