Webinar

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. 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.

From the 28 June 2022 11:00am to the 28 June 13:00pm

REGILIENCE - Regional Pathways to Climate Resilience
National Adaptation Plans and Strategies in Theory and Practice - Role of the national and regional governments

About the event:

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.

We will explore similarities and differences in the overall approach and foster mutual learning from the exchange of ideas and experiences. 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

  • 11.00 – 11.10: Introduction and welcome address
  • 11.10 – 11.30: The EU climate change adaptation and resilience framework and perspective
    • Johannes Klumpers – Senior Expert, Head of Secretariat for Climate Adaptation Mission, DG CLIMA
  • 11.30 – 11.40: Climate planning in the Netherlands, the alignment of plans and actions from the local to the national level
    • Harriett Tiemens, Director of the Green Metropolitan Region Arnhem-Nijmegen 
  • 11.40 – 11.50: Croatian National Adaptation Plan – involvement of the local and regional level
    • Branka Pivčević Novak, Head of Service for general Climate protection policy, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Croatia
  • 11.50 – 12.00: Monitoring and evaluation of the German climate change adaptation and resilience efforts
    • Christian Kind, Head of Programme Adaptation, adelphi
  • 12.00 – 12.50: Panel discussion: Lessons learnt of the Climate change adaptation and resilience planning, implementation and monitoring process
    • Johannes Klumpers, DG CLIMAHarriett Tiemens, Director of the Green Metropolitan Region Arnhem-Nijmegen  Branka Pivčević Novak, Head of Service for general Climate protection policy, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of CroatiaChristian Kind, adelphiModerated by: Vasileios Latinos, Coordinator of Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI
  • 12.50 – 13:00: Closing remarks