Discover the European Climate Adaptation Award, developed by the B.&S.U., which is a quality management process to integrate climate adaptation to municipalities in Germany, after the flood disaster that occurred in 2021.
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Climate adaptation became an important challenge for municipalities and regions, as the consequences of climate change are increasingly evident. The flood disaster in the summer of 2021, with devastating damage in various parts of Germany underlines the life-threatening danger caused by extreme weather events and the need for comprehensive adaptation to climatic change.
B.&S.U. developed the European Climate Adaptation Award, which is a quality management process and certification system and enables municipalities to integrate climate adaptation into their communal processes and their daily work. The eca defines four essential process steps, which have to be regularly repeated in order to create sustainable results and a continuous process of improvement:
The eca has been successfully tested with financial support of the Ministries of the Environment of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Free State of Saxony and is currently implemented by a growing number of municipalities in Germany.
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