Climate Adaptation

Climate Adaptation

An effective climate policy should address not only mitigation but also adaptation strategies. Climate adaptation seeks to lower the risks posed by the consequences of climatic changes. The frequency and intensity of extreme weather and climate-related events such as heatwaves, droughts and floods will increase in many regions, leading to many adverse impacts on ecosystems, economic sectors, and human health and well-being.

According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), the overall economic damage resulting from weather and climate extremes in the 32 EEA member countries during the period 1980-2019 amounted to €446 billion. In 2021, the Commission adopted a new EU Adaptation Strategy which is a key part of the European Green Deal and aims to bolster the efforts to protect nature, people and livelihoods from the inevitable impacts of climate change. Based on four principal objectives; smarter, swifter and more systemic adaptation and support for international action, the strategy seeks to accelerate the transition to a more climate-resilient and climate-prepared Europe.

The issue of climate adaptation covers a wide range of specialist fields. Therefore, in municipalities, the employment of adequate administration and implementation structures is key to have an integrated proceeding, taking into account different perspectives and requirements. Initiatives available to support municipalities and regions for climate adaptation strategies and measures take this into account by offering structured support to municipalities and regions.

Objective

  • Introduce the topic of climate adaptation by sharing knowledge and initiate a discussion forum
  • Develop and support strategy papers for the European Union
  • Support the implementation and development of regional and local observation tools
  • Support communities and public authorities in their “integrated” energy-climate planning approaches

Activities

We gathered all our climate adaptation activities in a source article. There you will find links to our best practices but also to EU projects and initiatives FEDARENE is involved in and to some of the main achievements of our most experienced members in climate adaptation.

Our latest news on Climate Adaptation

FEDARENE at the launch of the Community of Practice of the EU Mission Adaptation

FEDARENE was present as Friend of the Mission Adaptation and member of the consortium in charge of the Mission Implementation Platform (MIP).

FEDARENE members join the REGILIENCE project

Three out of the seven focus regions are FEDARENE members.

Meeting of FEDARENE Working Group on Adaptation to Climate Change

More than 20 members joined the meeting of the FEDARENE Working Group on Adaptation to Climate Change last week. The lively discussion on regional challenges and opportunities has resulted in action points to work on.

FEDARENE at REGILIENCE Meeting in Lisbon

REGILIENCE last Management Board meeting was held in Lisbon from the 9th to the 12th of May and FEDARENE was present to give updates on the work with regions and the capacity-building activities.

REGILIENCE at ECCA 2023: Advancing Climate Resilience through Tools and Approaches

ECCA 2023, the European Climate Change Adaptation conference, provided a platform for showcasing various tools and approaches aimed at bolstering climate resilience. Among the participating projects, REGILIENCE was featured in two sessions, highlighting the project's efforts to support European regions and communities in their adaptation efforts.

Climate adaptation achievements of Regions and their Agencies

Curious about FEDARENE and its member’s main activities on climate adaptation? Check out the following article!

MIP4Adapt

Delivering the EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change. The Mission Implementation Platform (MIP4Adapt) supports European regional and local authorities to prepare and plan their adaptation pathways to climate resilience.

REGILIENCE

REGILIENCE project aims to foster the adoption and wide dissemination of regional climate resilience pathways, following a demand-driven approach and bearing in mind the expertise and knowledge acquired, as well as the solutions available from Innovation Packages and other sources.

Best practices >

Joint Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation in Primorje Gorski Kotar County

Joint Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation in Primorje Gorski Kotar County

The Regional Energy Agency Kvarner prepared the first Joint Sustainable Energy and Climate Action plan in Primorje Gorski Kotar County in Croatia, to adapt to climate change focusing on the sectors of Water supply, Health and Tourism.

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School of Bioclimatic Design for Adaptation and Mitigation (SBAM)

School of Bioclimatic Design for Adaptation and Mitigation (SBAM)

The Emilia-Romagna Regional Association of National Italian Municipalities and the Agency for Energy and Sustainable Development have created the SBAM, an outreach and training opportunity aimed at creating a network of competent professionals ready to implement adaptation strategies.

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The European Climate Adaptation Award (ECA) – A structured way to resilience

The European Climate Adaptation Award (ECA) – A structured way to resilience

The European Climate Adaptation Award is a quality management and certification programme for municipalities in Germany to adapt to climate change. It promotes and firmly anchors climate adaptation activities in administrative action.

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Local and Transnational Stakeholder Councils to step up regional adaptation

Local and Transnational Stakeholder Councils to step up regional adaptation

Multilevel governance is key in ensuring ownership of climate actions and guaranteeing the success of your project. Energikontor Norr, North Sweden Energy Agency is experimenting with it in the Norrbotten region by setting up a local stakeholder council. Consult our Best Practice to know more about it!

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Webinars >

7571Mutual learning on carbon neutrality and carbon finance

Joint SECAP Final Conference – Technical Session

Hear about the inspiring “Joint_SECAP” common work within Interreg Italy – Croatia Areas, supporting municipalities and regions to identify adaptation strategies and measures to tackle climate change in several target areas located on both sides of the Adriatic Sea.

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7544Mutual learning on carbon neutrality and carbon finance

Joint SECAP Final Conference – Political High-Level Session

Hear from European, Croatian and Italian representatives about the importance of adaptation in the face of climate change, as part of the Joint_SECAP project on adapation strategy in the Adriatic region.

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27352Mutual learning on carbon neutrality and carbon finance

REGILIENCE first Open Training Session (OTS1) on the EU resilience landscape

Watch the recording of the first Open Training Session (OTS) of REGILICENCE's series of capacity-building events for regional actors working on climate adaptation.

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27489Mutual learning on carbon neutrality and carbon finance

REGILIENCE OTS2 – Step by step towards climate resilience

Watch the recording of the second Open Training Session (OTS) of REGILICENCE’s series of capacity-building events for regional actors working on climate adaptation.

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