Urban Adaptation Support Tool (UAST)

Urban Adaptation Support Tool (UAST)


Climate-ADAPT - European Climate Adaptation Platform

Type(s) of Tool

GuidelinesOperationalize sustainability principles, less specific than Benchmarks or Rating Systems.


Urban Planning

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time.

Open Source


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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.

Tool Outcome

UAST assists stakeholders in developing adaptation strategies for urban areas. The six steps of the tool help to prepare the ground for understanding the risks and vulnerabilities to current and future climate hazards, identify and assess adaptation options, develop and implement climate change adaptation strategies and / or action plans and monitor the results of adaptation action.


Climate Change Adaptation, Urban Development

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