From 12:00 to 13:15
Session 2C: Building urban resilience through integrated mitigation and adaptation practises
The integration of efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change can provide considerable value for urban resilience, as both approaches often share common drivers. Not only can synergies be exploited to reduce climate risks and carbon emissions simultaneously – lock-in into counterproductive infrastructure and policies can also be avoided. Taking advantage of planned adaptation measures, it is often possible to “piggyback” and to add mitigation measures at only a small cost and vice-versa.
In this session, Covenant of Mayors signatory cities will share their experiences with regard to an integrated and cross-departmental planning approach to climate mitigation and adaptation in general, and with regard to incorporating integrated measures into Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs) more specifically. Challenges and potential ways to overcome them will be discussed with the audience.