Funded by
  • MATTM - Ministero dell'Ambiente e della tutela del territorio e del mare
Duration 18 months from 06/07/2012 to 05/07/2014

Coordinating organizationTop
  • CMCC - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
CMCC Scientific LeaderTop CMCC Project managerTop DivisionTop General aimsTop

Introduction

In the context of the development of National Adaptation Strategies (NAS) across all European countries and a comprehensive European Adaptation Strategy by the European Commission, the Italian approach to develop a NAS involves 3 main elements:

  • the collection, analysis and interpretation of sound scientific data on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation relevant per sector at the national level, collected through a working group of national scientists;
  • the study of the political process of adaptation at the European level and an investigation about adaptation governance;
  • adequate consideration of the results of the involvement of national stakeholders and institutions when allocating priorities for action for adaptation.

Objectives

  • Identification of specific sectors for sectoral and inter-sectoral analysis
  • Evaluation of the status of scientific knowledge on climate change impacts, availability of data and information at different scales and sectors in the country
  • Identification of sectoral vulnerabilities to those impacts and evaluation of related risks
  • Support in identifying and analysing current adaptation measures carried out at different scales (national, regional and local) and in various sectors
  • Estimation of costs and benefits of possible adaptation measures/actions for various sectors for short (2020-2030) and medium term (2040-2050)
  • Support in identifying main national stakeholders and managing dialogue between institution
  • Support in elaborating guidelines for sectoral adaptation action at different scales.
Expected resultsTop

Development of guidelines for a National Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change in Italy

ActivityTop
  • TASK 1: Analysis and synthesis of knowledge base on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation per sectors at the national level
  •  TASK 2: Proposal for national governance for adaptation
  • TASK 3: Identification and involvement of stakeholders, support to IMELS for dialogue between national institutions
  • TASK 4: Definition of elements for developing a national adaptation strategy