Original Article on www.Euractiv.com
Led by urban areas, local authorities are taking matters into their own hands, experimenting with innovative green initiatives, cooperating with private industry and sharing best practice with each other in order to lead the fight against climate change ‘on the ground’.
With regions and cities taking steps on their own accord, national and EU authorities have begun to recognise that these efforts need to be supported. Thus the EU is increasingly targeting funds towards such strategic regional initiatives.
EU-level work concentrates on adding to current understanding of adaptation, identifying strategies and instruments for financing, and helping to develop international cooperation.
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