Development of Urban Adaptation Plans for cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants in Poland

44 Polish cities, in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment, participate in the project aimed at adapting them to the observed and prognosed climate changes.

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Common work pays off – first cycle of workshops is done!

The time between April and June was very intense for our project. During this time exactly 44 events took place in all 44 cities with the number of habitants exceeding 100 thousands engaged in the project of Urban Adaptation Plans happening all over Poland.

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In every workshop there were engaged 2 basic groups of people: experts and local urban teams built by local governments. Every participant had a specific role to play in order to provide best possible results – experts prepared detailed analysis of extreme weather conditions which seems to be the biggest threats for specific cities and presented their susceptibility to climate changes. Based on that, during workshops the members of local governments with the support of professional knowledge from the experts have chosen four sectors which are the most susceptible to current climate changes.

The second round opens up for the new group of stakeholders directly connected with the topic of climate changes and areas which are the most influenced by it in order to provide more spaces and opportunities to raise the local voice and confront proposed diagnosis and solutions. The formula of interactive workshops including different groups of locals was created in order to provide final directions of implementation of specific solutions which in real earnest meet the local needs and current problems that have to be solved.

Climate change is one of the most well-known problems among all over the world. For the majority of cities the biggest threat are high temperatures and heat waves which comes especially during summer and exceed more than 30°C, regular flooding and smog anomalies. The situation we are facing right now has been built for many years but the rescue needs to come now. The only way to do this is to start being aware of what is happening around and act smartly every single day in every basic action we take. That is why wide-range actions we take include not only big-scale ideas and but also local needs, detailed analysis and opportunities we can strive for together.

See you in October!

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