Large industry plans and global investment strategies to decarbonise the world’s economy might well be on the table of big European capitals. Yet, it is in small coastal communities that Mediterranean Storm Gloria hit the most. Sub-municipal communities are at the frontline of climate impact while remaining pivotal to deploy adaptation measures to adjust to global warming. As the Green Deal becomes the EU’s top priority, the European Committee of the Regions calls for greater funds and tailored programmes for communities below the municipal level, including islands, sparsely populated communities, villages and districts.
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