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How to integrate adaptation and mitigation locally?

Various decisions of local and provincial stakeholders, which are taken with or without explicit reference to adaptation to or mitigation of climate change, often provide interesting opportunities to integrate both. For example, passive houses contribute to energy savings and are more adapted to heat waves. Ecologically adapted silviculture near river sources can help stabilise the local and regional water budget and can be combined with climate protection measures such as using more intensive biomass and the closing of regional economic cycles.

The main component of the AMICA Integration Tool is the matrix of integration measures which focuses on the three areas energy, construction, and spatial planning, i.e. those sectors where most "common ground" between adaptation and mitigation policies is expected.