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

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 >

The Interregional Strategy of Sustainable Development of Abruzzo Region

The Interregional Strategy of Sustainable Development of Abruzzo Region

Find out how Abruzzo Region is working with regional institutions, citizens and stakeholders to implement the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda (SDGs) for land resilience and economic, social, environmental development.

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A Reference Decision-Making Web-tool for Territories in Transition

A Reference Decision-Making Web-tool for Territories in Transition

Read about TerriSTORY®, a free access web-tool developed by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency to help municipalities to plan and monitor their energy transition!

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Small Demonstration Site - First Adaptive Lighting Test

Small Demonstration Site - First Adaptive Lighting Test

Find out about AGIRE's test to evaluate how adaptive lighting system performs in urban environment and how the results have shaped the urban planning of ROME, EUR district.

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Kythnos Smart Island

Kythnos Smart Island

Find out how the Aegean Energy and Environment Agency (AEGEA) is working on “Kythnos Smart Island” is the biggest research and development project ever to be implemented in the Greek islands, which aims to build a local economy that is diverse, circular and sustainable.

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Webinars >

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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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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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GET READY FOR 2050: How to Successfully Plan for the Future

Watch the second session of the event series GET READY FOR 2050 for the discussion on climate and energy planning for the future.

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