The URBANPROOF toolkit is a powerful decision support system aimed to enable better informed decision making for climate change adaptation planning. In specific, the user is guided though the different features of the toolkit in order to gain insight into the climate change impacts to the urban environment, to explore and evaluate the available adaptation options and to investigate the effect of adaptation interventions in increasing climate change resilience.
The tool has been developed in the frame of the LIFE URBANPROOF project “Climate Proofing Urban Municipalities” which is co-financed by the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action (2014-2020).
The tool currently may be used for conducting an impact and adaptation assessment for every urban municipality in Italy, Greece and Cyprus. Higher resolution data are provided in the cases of the municipalities of Reggio Emilia (Italy), Peristeri (Greece) and Strovolos and Lakatamia (Cyprus) which are partners of the LIFE URBANPROOF project.
The toolkit consists of 5 interdependent modules/stages which altogether comprise the adaptation process, as shown next: