Connie Hedegaard: Nærmiljøerne står forrest når klimaforandringerne rammer
It is good to see that municipalities are increasingly paying attention to the need for adaptation to climate change.
We all know that if ever we are to limit climate change and diminish the threats from it, we must reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases. But it is also time to recognise that adaptation to climate change has become as indispensable as mitigating emissions. The effects of unavoidable climate change are being felt all over the world. As each year passes, the world experiences more extreme weather events: the hottest temperatures, the wettest months, the heaviest rainfalls, the most severe droughts, the worst wildfires, the longest heat waves… These events happen in Africa and Asia, in Australia and America, and of course in Europe too.