Climate action, and specifically adaptation planning, requires networking at all scales, from the community and city level to the regional and national level for both public authorities and the private sectors and civil society. For this reason REACHOUT is using City Hubs as anchors to advance climate services.
Adaptation to climate change needs to be integrated with other, non-climatic priorities. Therefore, cities’ responses vary between countries, regions and communities and require a tailored approach. The number of cities and towns committed to acting on climate change has grown substantially in Europe. However, when it comes to the implementation of climate actions (especially considering urban adaptation) the range of development between cities is still quite large. REACHOUT aims to capture this diversity and select cities that have a natural leading and exemplary role within their networks (hubs) so they can serve as accelerators for upscaling.