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MAinSTreaming Experiences at Regional and local level for adaptation to climate change (LIFE Master-Adapt)


The project aims to identify and test innovative tools of multilevel governance to support regions and local authorities in defining and developing adaptation strategies and policies. The project will develop an operative and scalable methodology to optimize and make effective the targeting and integration of sectoral regional policies with respect to the climate change adaptation.

In order to be effective, regional policies need to be developed at the local level, combining and integrating top-down and bottom-up approaches. The project also will address the needs of newly instituted local context, such as the metropolitan cities or the municipal aggregation, by ensuring a common methodology for adaptation mainstreaming. New models of governance will be defined and tested which could be able to integrate regional and local adaptation policies and measures.

The MASTER ADAPT project produced different products and guidelines for Regions and Metropolitan Areas and Municipalities for mainstreaming adaptation to climate change, available here. These include:

  • Guidelines, principles and a standardized procedures for climate analysis and vulnerability assessment at regional and local level
  • Report on Climate Change Adaptation practices across the EU
  • Guidelines for the regional adaptation strategy
  • Climate analysis and vulnerability results in the target Region (Sardinia) and in the areas targeted in Action C3

Project information


Sardinian Region - Assessorato della Difesa dell'Ambiente


Ambiente Italia s.r.l., Coordinamento Agende 21 Locali Italiane, University of Sassari - Department of Science for Nature and Environmental Resources, Fondazione Lombardia per l’Ambiente, ISPRA (Institute for Environmental Protection and Research/Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale), Università Iuav di Venezia, Regione Lombardia

Source of funding

EU LIFE Climate Change Adaptation (2014-2020)

Published in Climate-ADAPT Dec 20 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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