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Collaborative learning initiative managing and adapting to the environment (CLIMATE)


The main project objective is to promote and improve climate change awareness in European peripheral rural communities through a knowledge based approach and community led sustainable resource planning counteracting future climate change impacts.

The project aims to create new environmental management solutions such as a best practice model for the development of a Climate Adaptation Plan and a Preparedness Scale matrix to be used by local authorities across the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) region. This model will then used to develop Climate Adaptation Plans for three local authorities. 

The project explores possibilities and practical solutions for climate change adaptation across the region, bringing together adaptation expertise and bottom-up community led approaches, identifying good practices and opportunities for know-how transfer within the region.

The transnational partners bring a blend of practitioners, policy makers, statutory agencies as well as academia together to develop a common approach, offering the opportunity for shared learning and knowledge transfer throughout the Northern Periphery and Arctic area and beyond.

Project information


Derry City & Strabane District Council, UK


University College Cork, Ireland

Härnösand Municipality, Sweden

University of the Faroe Islands

Mid Sweden University, Sweden

City of Sundsvall, Sweden

Northern Ireland Environment Link, UK

Rural Area Partnership in Derry Ltd, UK

Source of funding

2014 - 2020 INTERREG VB Northern Periphery and Arctic

Published in Climate-ADAPT Jul 14 2020   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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