ECA Award: Support for German municipalities on their way to adapt to climate change

B.&S.U. mbH developed the European Climate Adaptation Award (ECA), which is a quality management process and certification system and enables municipalities to integrate climate adaptation into their communal processes and their daily work

As the consequences of climate change have become increasingly evident, climate adaptation represents an important challenge for municipalities and regions. But climate adaptation is a cross-cutting issue and covers a wide range of specialist fields in a municipality. Therefore, the implementation of adequate administration and implementation structures is key to an integrated proceeding and to taking into account different perspectives and requirements.

B.&S.U. mbH developed the European Climate Adaptation Award (ECA), 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 climate impact and actual analysis;
• The climate change policy work programme;
• Project implementation;
• Review, certification and award.

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 in a pilot project with 12 municipalities and is now available to be implemented by municipalities in Germany.


About


Country :
Germany
Region :
North-Rhine Westphalia
Time frame :
-
Website :
www.european-climate-award.de
Organisation Name Position Contact
B.& S.U Thekla Heinel bsu@bsu-berlin.de