The general objective of Veneto ADAPT is to produce and test knowledge-based instruments and policies for a more climate-resilient Europe. The project aims at developing and testing a coherent approach for enhancing the regional capacity to respond to the impact of climate change, with focus on hydrogeological risk, through a networking initiative developed in the central Veneto conurbation (3,5 million inhabitants) among the territories of Metropolitan City of Venice and the Municipalities of of Padova, Vicenza, Treviso, Cadoneghe, Curtarolo, Vigodarzere.

Veneto ADAPT

5 territorial realities with a total population of 3.5 million inhabitants (Metropolitan City of Venice, Union of Municipalities of Medio Brenta, Municipalities of Padua, Treviso and Vicenza) that share strategies and a multilevel approach to territorial governance for adaptation to climate change.

At least 20 Italian cities and 5 cities in Europe that adhere to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and 43 City Adaptation Plans (PAESC) realized for a total of more than 1 million inhabitants involved.

territorial realities
million inhabitants
italian cities involved
european cities involved
city adaptation plans
millions inhabitants involved

Veneto ADAPT
expected results

  • Develop and verify an integrated wide area strategy to increase the capacity of adaptation to climate change.

  • Develop a multi-level governance system, both horizontal strategies in municipalities (between cities in the conurbated area) and vertical in the involved areas (between levels of governance and different actors).

  • Support Local Authorities in the transition from the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (PAES) to the PAESC with the expansion of the Plan to strategies and actions to adapt to climate change.

  • Promote and facilitate the use of the Veneto ADAPT methodology by other cities and regions both in Italy and in Europe.

Phases of
Veneto ADAPT