Climate adaptation plans
Under the Covenant of Mayors, numerous Flemish municipalities have committed themselves to implement measures during the coming years that will ensure that their municipalities are more robustly defended against climate effects, and furthermore, to the drawing up of a climate adaptation plan.
Sweco provides support to the city, municipal, and regional authorities to develop a future-oriented vision with regard to climate adaptation.
A climate adaptation plan investigates how far an area will be able to sustain expected climate change effects, and what measures can be taken to make the area climate robust. A climate adaptation plan is wider in scope than a rainwater or drought plan and, apart from flooding and drought, such plans also address issues such as heat stress and rising sea levels.