Registrations are open for the online event “Towards climate-resilient cities and regions” . The event, co-organized by the CMCC Foundation, is taking place on October 20, 2020 in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities.
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. The 18th European Week of Regions and Cities is taking place in October 2020,.
Registrations are open for the online event “Towards climate-resilient cities and regions” (October 20, 2020, 14:30 – 16:00 CET), co-organized by the CMCC Foundation, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, the European Commission – DG RTD, the European Committee of the Regions, the European Environment Agency, and the Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Centre.
Adaptation to climate change is largely delivered through the actions of subnational actors. However, the progress made to date by local and regional authorities varies across Europe. The main barriers for local and regional authorities to start adapting or to move from planning to implementation are insufficient resources (financial, human, and technical), unavailability of relevant knowledge, weak political commitment, and an unsupportive regulatory environment. In the workshop, opened by the Committee of the Regions, speakers from the European Environment Agency and the Covenant of Mayors will present the status quo of sub-national adaptation to climate change in Europe. The role of regions in securing a climate-resilient future will be discussed in the context of the recently launched Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change Including Societal Transformation. Lessons will be drawn from the Interreg Italy-Croatia Adriadapt, a project coordinated by the CMCC Foundation. A debate with the audience will explore how to secure better adaptation-related knowledge for local and regional authorities and how to trigger or boost the implementation of adaptive actions.
For more information and registration, visit the event webpage.