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Project

Resilience in Europe through activating City Hubs reaching out to Users with Triple-A Climate Adaptation Tools (REACHOUT)

Description:

The general objective of the REACHOUT is to make progress in the provision of climate services to better support European cities in building resilience to climate change through a pragmatic approach that builds on existing achievements and addresses major barriers to implementation. Climate services supporting adaptation decisions are developed for 7 City Hubs across Europe. These hubs serve as living laboratories for co-creating services with the government, citizens and the private sector and serve as accelerators for further regional and national upscaling of the use of these services. The hubs represent a regionally diverse portfolio of climate vulnerabilities and adaptation needs across stakeholders. The climate services developed within the project will be visualized and presented in attractive climate story maps.

REACHOUT brings together a highly experienced transdisciplinary team with comprehensive knowledge on climate change adaptation and climate services and experience working in cities. At each city hub, REACHOUT has a direct beneficiary who is experienced in adaptation planning and has strong institutional connections and relationships with other municipalities, cities and organizations on their periphery.

The expected results of REACHOUT are:

  • to support the effective involvement of citizens and businesses in adaptation decision by jointly developing and testing services and tools;
  • to adapt these services to local policy contexts for each of 7 city hubs and promoting service integration in the urban adaptation process and communication platforms by story maps;
  • to innovate the Triple-A toolkit based on approximately 20 existing proven successful open-source tools;
  • to recommend sustainable business and implementation models for services used in city hubs based on successful examples elsewhere;
  • to upscale the use of the services to a wider City Hub network;
  • to create a supportive network of service providers and platforms for maintaining services beyond the lifetime of the project.

Project information

Lead

Stichting Deltares, the Netherlands

Partners

Stichting Climate Adaptation Services (CAS), the Netherlands

Stichting VU (VU), the Netherlands

Fondazione Centro Euromediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Italy

Stiftelsen Norges Geotekniske Institutt (NGI), Norway

Ecologic Institut gemeinnützige GmbH (ECOLOGIC), Germany

Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TECNALIA), Spain

Stichting Global Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities), the Netherlands

University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork (UCC), Ireland

Fundacja Sendzimira (SF), Poland

Cork City Council (CORK), Ireland

Dimos Athinaion (ATHENS), Greece

Lillestrom Kommune (LILLESTROM), Norway

Comune di Milano (MILANO), Italy

Ayuntamiento de Logrono (LOGRONO), Spain

Miasto Gdynia (GDYNIA), Poland

Source of funding

H2020-EU.3.5. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, Grant agreement ID: 101036599

Published in Climate-ADAPT Aug 05 2022   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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