The 26 beneficiary municipalities of this project are:
North: Amarante, Braga, Bragança, Guimarães, Montalegre, Porto, São João da Pesqueira e Viana do Castelo
Center: Castelo Branco, Figueira da Foz, Ílhavo, Leiria, Seia e Tondela
Lisbon and Tagus Valley (LVT): Barreiro, Coruche, Lisboa, Tomar e Torres Vedras
South: Castelo de Vide, Évora, Ferreira do Alentejo, Loulé e Odemira
Azores: Vila Franca do Campo
The selection took into consideration the following criteria:
i) Coverage of national territory: a municipality per each intermunicipal community, metropolitanarea and autonomous region;
ii) Socio-economic diversity, vulnerabilities and opportunities of climate change in all different sectors identified in the National Strategy of Climate Change Adaptation;
iii) Political and institutional engagement to prepare and implement the Municipal Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change. .
Alongside these municipalities, this project also integrates, as partners, the municipalities of Almada, Cascais and Sintra, which already have work developed in climate change adaptation, and whose expertise will be an important asset to the project.