From the Adaptation Strategy to an Adaptation Plan: the case of Italy

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The Italian National Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change (SNAC) is the outcome of a collaboration between scientists, stakeholders, decision makers. It provides a National vision to address climate change adaptation, actions and guidelines to build adaptive capacity, and concrete proposals about cost-effective adaptation measures and priorities.

Prof. Donatella Spano – member of the Regional government of Sardinia, CMCC, and President of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences – explains that “it contains cross-cutting issues such as the winning synergies among adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development, and the relationship between adaptation and reduction risk disaster”.

The Italian SNAC is an example of collaboration among national and regional governance: coordinated by the Sardinia region, the board for interregional coordination was created in order to support the adaptation initiatives of regional and local governments, and ensure that these initiatives are coherent with the National Strategy. The board also aims at ensuring that the national plan on adaptation takes into account specific regional needs, and at monitoring the effectiveness of the implemented actions.

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Read the full article on Climate Science & Policy, the free digital magazine edited by CMCC.

This video is part of the COP21 Side Event “Regions and Climate Change: a major challenge for local communities” – COP Conference Center, Observer Room 12, Paris – December 10, 2015 – organized by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change – CMCC (Lead applicant) in collaboration with the Basque Centre for Climate Change – BC3 (co-applicant) and the Italian Society for Climate Sciences – SISC (co-applicant).
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