Building cities’ resistance to extreme heat
Devastating extreme heat events (EHEs) have become a serious problem for dense areas of European cities. As the negative effects of EHE are expected to increase due to climate change, there is an urgent need for adaptive strategies. Unfortunately, Europe lacks common norms concerning monitoring and reporting of adaptive capacity for enhanced implementation of necessary measures. To overcome this challenge, the EU-funded U-ADAPT project proposes a new, dynamic measuring approach to determine and monitor the adaptation of EU urban areas to EHEs. The project will enable testing and implementation of the framework and its norms and strategies in the framework of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to protect citizens from the impact of extreme heat.