Workshop

National Adaptation Plans and Strategies in theory and practice – role of the national and regional governments

The objective of this workshop is to assess how the EU and national levels play a part in the success and failure of the green transition at local and regional levels.

The 28 June 2022

About

The objective of this workshop is to assess how the EU and national levels play a part in the success and failure of the green transition at local and regional levels.

More specifically, how do the EU policies (present and future) drive the necessary changes on the ground as well as what we can learn from the processes of the drafting, implementation and monitoring of the National Adaptation Strategies from several EU Member States.

The follow-up discussion will focus on the following aspects:

  1. How have regional and local governance levels been involved in the planning process and the development of the NASs? Have regions, cities and municipalities been involved in the discussion, and/or have the local needs and potential been considered for the drafting of the targets and measures?
  2. How successfully are the NASs being implemented and monitored? How are they being integrated into local and regional plans and strategies? Are they resulting in concrete budgets and actions for climate change adaptation and resilience in the regions, cities and municipalities? What is their relation with the Resilience and Recovery Plans (RRPs)?
  3. If you had to do everything over, what would you repeat and what would you change the second time around?

Agenda

HoursAgenda of the virtual workshop
11.00 – 11.10Introduction and welcome address
11.10 – 11.30The EU climate change adaptation and resilience framework and perspective
Johannes Klumpers – Senior Expert, Head of Secretariat for Climate Adaptation Mission, DG CLIMA
11.30 – 11.40Climate planning for the City of Copenhagen
Lykke Leonardsen – Programme Director Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions, City of Copenhagen
11.40 – 11.50Croatian National Adaptation Plan – involvement of the local and regional level
TBC, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Croatia
11.50 – 12.00Monitoring and evaluation of the German climate change adaptation and resilience efforts
Christian Kind, Head of Programme Adaptation, adelphi
12.00 – 12.50Panel discussion: Lessons learnt of the Climate change adaptation and resilience planning, implementation and monitoring process
Johannes Klumpers, DG CLIMALykke Leonardsen, City of Copenhagen (tbc)TBC, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of CroatiaChristian Kind, adelphiModerated by: Vasileios Latinos, Coordinator of Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI
12.50 – 13:00Closing remarks