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Climate Change Framework Project (CarpathCC)

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Climate change in the Carpathian Region examined the vulnerability of water, soil, forests, ecosystems and related production systems. It proposed concrete ecosystem-based adaptation measures assessing their costs and benefits. 

The project establishes a diversified portfolio of sustainable adaptation measures with the active and valuable cooperation of international environmental experts. Preliminary assessments of potential climate change impacts in the  Carpathian Region identified the following key vulnerabilities: lack of water due to increasing drought tendency, increasing frequency of heat waves and changing flood conditions, which have effects on ecosystems and related production systems, e.g. agriculture, forestry and tourism. To successfully address these vulnerabilities, besides infrastructure investments, ecosystem–based adaptation measures and actions leading to the increase of societal resilience will be required.

The project was divided into six modules, based on special requests (SR) issued by the European Commission:

  • Module SR1: In-depth study on the key climate change threats and impacts on water resources
  • Module SR2: In-depth study on the impacts of climate change threats on ecoystems
  • Module SR3: In-depth study on the impacts of climate change on ecosystem-based production systems
  • Module SR4: In-depth study on adaptation measures
  • Module SR5: Supporting stakeholder interaction
  • Module SR6: Integral vulnerability assessments in focal areas

Project information


Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)

  • Aquaprofit Co., Hungary
  • Arcadis Belgium N.V., Belgium
  • National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management (INHGA), Romania
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Environmental Protection (INCDPM), Romania
  • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
  • Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CAR HAS), Hungary 
  • Artelia Eau & Environment, France
Source of funding

European Commission

Reference information


Published in Climate-ADAPT Oct 07 2017   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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