Embarking on spatial adaptation
If we want to continue to enjoy living, working and recreation in our cities and villages we need to adapt their spatial planning to the future. By joining forces we can prepare for climate change, factoring in heavy rainfall, periods of drought and heat, and the impact of potential floods. The Spatial Adaptation Knowledge Portal offers knowledge and experience in this field, and helps you embark on spatial adaptation. The Guide to Spatial Adaptation featuring the Analysis, Ambition, and Action steps is a practical tool for climate-proof and water-resilient spatial planning. The Guide supports the Delta Decision on Spatial Adaptation, within the framework of the Delta Programme.
What actions are the governments taking with respect to climate adaptation?
Supplementary to the Delta Programme, the Cabinet published a National Climate Adaptation Strategy (NAS) in 2016
The Netherlands, Japan and UN Environment will lead the establishment of a Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in The Netherlands.
The Incentive Programme provides support in the integration of water and climate into spatial (re)developments
Monitoring progress and learning from one another, timely identifying developments and obstacles
In this City Deal, public and private partners are working on breakthroughs for climate-proof cities
The Climate-proof City focus area fosters knowledge development and knowledge dissemination
Climate change does not stop at the border. For that reason, international coordination of climate adaptation efforts is important