By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels.
11.b.1 The National Adaptation Framework (NAF) sets out the national strategy to reduce the vulnerability of the country to the negative effects of climate change and to avail of positive impacts. The NAF was developed under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015.
11.b.2 The need to develop the Climate Action Regional Offices (CAROs) was reflected in both the National Adaptation Framework and the National Mitigation Plan. Following the publication of the National Adaptation Framework in 2018, funding of €10 million over a 5-year period was announced to establish four CAROs.