The Urban Adaptation Support Tool (UAST) assist cities, towns and other local authorities in developing, implementing and monitoring climate change adaptation plans. The UAST was developed as a practical guidance for urban areas, in recognition of their importance in the European economy. The tool outlines six steps needed to develop and implement an adaptation strategy and makes references to valuable guidance materials and tools. Steps are divided into sub-steps with detailed guidance available. The UAST is not intended to produce a tailor-made climate adaptation strategy but rather intends to highlight key issues to be considered when adaptation strategies are developed.

Sector(s): Urban Planning
Lifecycle Phase(s): Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time.
Type(s) of Tool: GuidelinesOperationalize sustainability principles, less specific than Benchmarks or Rating Systems.
Organization: Climate-ADAPT - European Climate Adaptation Platform