Plan quality characteristics of Local Climate Adaptation Plans in Europe

This dataset contains information on the characteristics of Local Climate Adaptation Plans in Europe. A sample of 328 medium- to large-sized cities across the formerly EU-28 was investigated for the availability of Local Climate Plans and strategies on climate change adaptation. A set of 168 cities out of the 328 were identified to have at least one, if not more Local Climate Adaptation Plans. The contents of these plans were documented, using an elaborated framework combining indicators of state-of-the -art plan quality principles with indicators of justice/ equity theory. Used common plan quality principles are 1) Fact base - Climate change impact, risk and vulnerability assessment (related to risk, sectors, justice), 2) Adaptation goals (related to risk, quantitative); 3) Adaptation measures (distributed across 12 sectors, justice); 4) Implementation process (prioritization, responsibility, timeframe) & tools (budget); 5) Monitoring & evaluation (responsibility, timeframe, justice). Additionally to the information on these 5 plan quality principles information on the (potential) participation process, a communication strategy, the national and regional context, as well as with access information, access data, access type, and other meta data were retrieved and documented. The publication dates of the plans range from 2005 - 2020. The collection period ranges from March 2019 to June 2021, depending on the country and city, with the majority collected between May 2019 and June 2020.

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Creator Reckien, D. ORCID logo; Olazabal, M. ORCID logo; Buzasi, A. ORCID logo; Eckersley, P. ORCID logo; Simoes, S.G ORCID logo; Spyridaki, N.-A. ORCID logo; Salvia, M. ORCID logo; Pietrapertosa, F. ORCID logo; Goonesekera, S.M. ORCID logo; Fokaides, P.A. (ORCID: 0000-0003-0112-872X); Balzan, M.V. ORCID logo; Bastakova, V. ORCID logo; Belsak Sel, N. ORCID logo; Church, J.M. ORCID logo; Boer, C. de ORCID logo; De Gregorio Hurtado, S. ORCID logo; Feliu Torres, E.; Flamos, A. ORCID logo; Foley, A. ORCID logo; Geneletti, D. ORCID logo; German Fernandez, J. ORCID logo; Heidrich, O.; Ioannou, B.I. ORCID logo; Juhel, S. ORCID logo; Krook-Riekkola, A. ORCID logo; Krkoska Lorencová, E.; Matosovic, M.; Orru, H.; Paspaldzhiev, I. ORCID logo; Riznar, K. ORCID logo; Streberova, E. (ORCID: 0000-0002-6723-646X); Szalmane Csete, M. ORCID logo; Vasilie, S. ORCID logo; Viguié, V.; Wejs, A.
Publisher Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands
Contributor Dr.rer.nat. D. Reckien (Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Publication Year 2024
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format Spreadsheet .csv
Discipline Jurisprudence; Law; Political Science; Social Sciences; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage Representative sample of 328 medium- and large-sized cities in the European-28 (EU-28) countries, based on Urban Audit selection