Breil Margaretha

Edificio Porta dell'Innovazione - Piano 2 - via della Libertà 12 - 30175 Venezia Marghera (VE), Italy

+39 041 2346080

She is a senior Researcher on urban sustainability and climate change adaptation in the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC) Venice (Italy). Within the ECIP division, Margaretha focusses on the assessment and design of urban sustainable adaptation policies.

Supporting the EEA, she is part of the working group on Urban and social aspects of adaptation, contributing to the regular EEA reports on urban adaptation (2016, 2020), and to other thematic EEA and topic centre reports, for instance on inequalities related to climate impacts and adaptation policies. She furthermore works on NBS and on social issues of climate change adaptation in cities. Since 2019, she is coordinating the INTERREG Italy-Croatia Project ADRIADAPT – a Resilience Information platform for cities in the Adriatic area.

Recent publications

Adaptation policies and knowledge base in transnational regions in Europe, ETC/CCA Technical Paper No 2018/4,

Breil, M., et al., 2018, Social vulnerability to climate change in European cities – state of play in policy and practice, ETC/CCA Technical Paper, European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation (ETC/CCA), Bologna, Italy (

Tools and methods to support adaptive policy making in marine areas: Review and implementation of the Adaptive Marine Policy Toolbox

Socioeconomic Impacts of Networks of Marine Protected Areas

A framework for assessing and implementing the co-benefits of nature-based solutions in urban areas

The Adaptive Marine Policy (AMP) toolbox: Supporting policy-makers developing adaptive policies in the Mediterranean and Black Sea

RP0273 – Multi-hazard risk assessment of two Hong Kong districts

Community of Practice Approach to Developing Urban Sustainability Indicators

RP0131 – Conceptualizing urban adaptation to climate change. Findings from an applied adaptation assessment framework

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