The EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change aims to support at least 150 regions or communities to accelerate their transformation towards climate resilience by 2030 in line with the Green Deal and the EU Climate Adaptation Strategy. To this end, the Mission helps regions and local authorities to understand, prepare for and manage climate risk and supports them in developing innovative actions. 370 million of Horizon Europe’s budget will be dedicated to the Mission for Adaptation between 2021 and 2023.
The Commission has announced that 100 new regions and local authorities have signed the Charter of the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change, following the announcement of the first signatories in June 2022. This brings the total number of signatories to 215 from 24 Member States and 13 from Horizon Europe associated countries. Private companies, service and research centres have also committed themselves by becoming Friends of the Mission.
Europe is facing increasing climate events, ranging from droughts to floods and fires, which impact the environment, the economy and the health of citizens. The aim of this Mission is to enable the signatories to achieve climate neutrality. To this end, regions and local authorities are encouraged to develop activities and innovation, but also to cooperate, exchange best practices and participate in coordination events.