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C3-Alps : C3-Alps – Capitalising Climate Change Knowledge for Adaptation in the Alpine Space


C3-Alps is a transnational capitalisation project. Building on the results of previous projects and initiatives on adaptation to climate change in the Alps, C3-Alps seeks to synthesize, transfer, and implement in policy and practice the best available adaptation knowledge. By applying a knowledge transfer concept driven by the information and communication needs of target groups, the project optimizes the usability of available knowledge resources in an attempt to bridge the gap between the generation of adaptation knowledge and its application in real-world decision-making. C3-Alps supports bottom-up adaptation measures in Alpine regions and municipalities, contributes to the implementation of national adaptation strategies, and disseminates Alpine adaptation capital within the Alpine community and beyond. The project's main goals are:
• Preparing a state-of-the-art synthesized knowledge base on climate change and adaptation in the Alps, tailored to the specific needs of decision-makers
• Providing customized adaptation tools and action portfolios, harmonized across sectors
• Effective transfer and communication of information to target groups
• Analysing the performance of existing adaptation policies and the science-policy chain in Alpine countries and providing options for enhancing policy effectiveness
• Informing, initiating, supporting, and implementing adaptation processes, strategies, action plans, and measures in pilot regions and municipalities
The C3-Alps initiative is conducted by a transnational consortium of 17 partners from all Alpine countries. The partnership combines authorities responsible for climate adaptation policies on national and regional levels and expert institutions that support national and European adaptation strategies.

Project information

Environment Agency Austria (AT)

• Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Public Health, Department 78 Climate Protection- Climate Protection (DE)
• Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg (DE)
• Chamber of Trade and Crafts for Munich und Upper Bavaria, Department of Education Centres (DE)
• Lower Austrian Regional Government Office - Department of environmental and energy economics (AT)
• Regional Government of Carinthia, Department 8 Competence Environment, Water and Nature Protection (AT)
• Paris-Lodron University Salzburg, Centre for Geoinformatics (AT)
• UNEP REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE - Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention (AT)
• Region of Veneto – Project Unit for Forests and Parks (IT)
• Regional Agency for Environmental Protection of Piedmont - Forecasting Department (IT)
• Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change, Climate Impacts and Policies Division (IT)
• European Academy Bolzano (IT)
• University of Savoie, Laboratory EDYTEM - UMR 5204 (FR)
• Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (SL)
• Federal Office for Spatial Development, Section Rural Areas and Landscape (CH)
• Federal Office for the Environment, Climate Reporting and Adaptation Section (CH)
• Principality of Liechtenstein, Office of Forests, Nature and Land Management (FL)

Source of funding
Alpine Space programme, through the European Regional Development Fund – Eu

Reference information



adaptation policies, adaptation strategies, governance, implemetation of adaptation actions, knowledge transfer, risk prevention



Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Storms, Water Scarcity


Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios, Adaptation Plans and Strategies, Vulnerability Assessment


Biodiversity, Buildings, Disaster Risk Reduction, Forestry, Health, Transport, Water management

Geographic characterization


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