On 16 October 2014 the city of Ghent signed the European Mayors Adapt of Convenant of Mayors. With this Ghent commits itself to make the city ‘climate proof’ by 2030.
Ghent decided to take up a frontrunner role in adapting to climate change because it has a mission to be a healthy and attractive city and wants to strengthen its resilience. By signing the Mayor Adapt the city has committed to introduce measures such integrated water management, green roofs, green walls, less soil sealing and the usage of appropriate materials in buildings.
More information can be found on the Mayors Adapt website.