100 more regions and local authorities join the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change

Yesterday, the Commission announced that 100 more regions and local authorities are joining the Charter of the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate, following the announcement of the first signatories in June, also declaring their willingness to cooperate, mobilise resources and develop activities to reach their adaptation goals. A further 23 private companies, service centres, research networks and local action groups dedicated to improving climate resilience will endorse the Charter and become Friends of the Mission. The total number of signatories to the Mission Charter now stands at 215 from 24 Member States, with 13 more parties coming from countries associated or potentially associated with Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation programme. The Mission Adaptation, pursuing the goals of the European Green Deal and the EU Climate Adaptation Strategy, will receive €370 million of Horizon Europe funding for the period 2021-23 and aims to support at least 150 regions and communities in accelerating their transformation towards climate resilience by 2030. It will help these regions and local authorities to better understand, prepare for and manage climate risks, as well as to develop innovative solutions to build resilience. The Commission also recently proposed the Nature Restoration Law to help nature recover and to support communities to better prepare for the worst impacts of the dual climate change and biodiversity loss crises. The Commission encourages applicants from all Member States to sign the Charter.