Climate Smart Cities

Climate Action

Integrating environmental issues into urban development


Instruments for integrated, climate-sensitive urban development are to facilitate the creation of a climate-proof urban development approach. Climate-proofing means that city development strategies, urban designs, land use and master plans, and all related investments are resilient and adaptable to the current and future impacts of climate change. Furthermore, they must take climate change mitigation considerations into account.

The project supports innovative solutions for urban planning and makes ready to encounter climate change. Tackling climate change needs to become an integrated and strategic element of urban development. Plans, programmes strategies and the associated investments are being made more resilient and adapted to current and future impacts of climate change.