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CIMA Research Foundation

CIMA Research Foundation has long lasting experience in weather and climate related events, mainly focused in flood and forest fire risk prediction, modelling & evaluation, tackling the problem in its multifaceted essence. CIMA supports the Italian Civil Protection Department in the National Platform For Disasters Risk Reduction and, at International level, UN-ISDR and the WMO Associated Program on Flood Management(APFM)

Baltic Sea Tourism Commission (BTC)

"The Baltic Sea Tourism Commission (BTC) is an international organization for market-oriented tourism companies and organizations in the BSR. The goal is to increase the region's attractiveness through networking and collaborations

Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)

The Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale), was established in 2008. The Institute acts under the vigilance and policy guidance of the Italian Ministry for the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea (Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare)

Arctic Council

The Arctic Council is a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic. Arctic Council Member States are Canada, Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United States of America

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Created in December 1999, UNISDR is the United Nation's office for disaster risk reduction and is the secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. The mandate of UNISDR expanded in 2001 to serve as the focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations system and regional organizations and activities in socio-economic and humanitarian fields (GA resolution 56/195)

The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP)

The UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) is a partnership between scientists, government, governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and industry. The primary aim of the MCCIP is to provide a co-ordinating framework, so as to be able to transfer high quality evidence on marine climate change impacts, and guidance on adaptation and related advice, to policy advisers and decision-makers

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a non-profit organisation with a mission is to champion innovation in order to enable societies to live sustainably. IISD contributes new knowledge and concepts, analyses policies, measures progress and identifies and disseminates sustainable development information

Scottish Climate Change Impacts Partnership (SCCIP)

The Scottish Climate Change Impacts Partnership (SCCIP) used to be an initiative to bring together stakeholders in Scotland to collectively address and prepare for the impacts of climate change. SCCIP was established to “increase the resilience of organisations and infrastructure in Scotland to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the impacts of climate change”

European Commission Directorate-General for the Environment (DG ENV)

The Directorate-General for the Environment is one of the more than 40 Directorates-General and services that make up the European Commission. Commonly referred to as DG Environment, the objective of the Directorate-General is to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations

OSPAR Commission

OSPAR is the mechanism by which fifteen Governments of the western coasts and catchments of Europe, together with the European Community, cooperate to protect the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic (including: Artic Waters, Greater North Sea, Celtic Seas, bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast, Wider Atlantic).  OSPAR focuses of 5 thematic strategies to address the main threats the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Strategy, the Eutrophication Strategy,  the Hazardous Substances Strategy, the Offshore Industry Strategy, and  the Radioactive Substances Strategy

Centre for Climate Change Impacts Adaptation and Modelling (CCIAM)

The Centre for Climate Change Impacts Adaptation and Modelling (CCIAM) from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL) has recognizable experience in national and international climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation research projects. Over the past decade, this group has carried large scale academic climate change assessments, but also more focused applied research directed at municipalities, companies and decision-makers

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) coordinates and promotes marine research on oceanography, the marine environment, the marine ecosystem, and on living marine resources in the North Atlantic. Members of the ICES community now include all coastal states bordering the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea

Malta Environment and Planning Authority

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) is the national agency responsible for land use planning and environmental regulation in Malta. Established under the mandate of the Environment Protection Act (2001) and the Development Planning Act (1992) of the Laws of Malta, MEPA is also responsible for the implementation of around 200 Directives, Decisions and Regulations under the EU Environmental Acquis

AMAP - Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

It is one of five Working Groups of the Arctic Council . The primary function of AMAP is to advise the governments of the eight Arctic countries (Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States) on matters relating to threats to the Arctic region from pollution and associated issues

Black Sea Commission

The Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (the Black Sea Commission or BSC), via its Permanent Secretariat, is the intergovernmental body established in implementation of the Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (Bucharest Convention), its Protocols and the Strategic Action Plan for the Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation of the Black Sea. BSC Advisory Groups provide their expertise and information to the Commission and Secretariat on seven key sectors

Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) - Baltic 21

The Council of the Baltic Sea States is an overall political forum for regional inter-governmental cooperation. The Members of the Council are the eleven states of the Baltic Sea Region (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden) as well as the European Commission

NorMER: The Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change

This Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) builds a unique, cross-disciplinary framework for evaluating effects of climate change on Nordic marine ecosystems, with a particular focus on Atlantic cod. The centre will develop tools to predict the biological consequences associated with climate change, developing new tools, as well as quantifying impacts on profit, employment, and harvesting of cod in the Nordic region

UNESCO-IHE

The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education was established in 2003. It carries out research, education and capacity building activities in the fields of water, environment and infrastructure

Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX)

Scientific network based on a voluntary collaboration of engaged scientists from different regions and scientific disciplines around the Baltic Sea, including the human dimensions, but with an emphasis on the natural sciences and with inclusion of the climate change component. A new programme was launched in 2013

International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine Basin (CHR)

The CHR is an organization in which the scientific institutes of the Rhine riparian states develop joint hydrological measures for sustainable development of the Rhine basin. The CHR was founded in 1970 following advice by UNESCO to promote closer co-operation in international river basins

JPI Climate – Joint Programming Initiative ‘Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe'

JPI Climate is a collaboration between 16 European countries to coordinate jointly their climate research and fund new transnational research initiatives. Transnational coordination of the research base aims to overcome research fragmentation, to make better use of precious public R&D resources and to facilitate cross border collaboration between top scientists

Conservatoria delle Coste

The Agency “Conservatoria delle Coste” has been created in 2008 within the framework of the ICZM (integrated coastal zone management) Protocol as a prompt response of the Region of Sardinia to the challenge of implementing ICZM policies at the local level. Moreover, it has a specific mandate on coastal areas protection in synergy with current planning instruments and regulations

Carpathian Convention

The Carpathian Convention was adopted and signed by the seven Parties (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Ukraine) in May 2003 in Kyiv, Ukraine, and entered into force in January 2006. It is the only multi-level governance mechanism covering the whole of the Carpathian area and besides the Alpine Convention the second sub-regional treaty-based regime for the protection and sustainable development of a mountain region worldwide

WoodWisdom-Net+ Pacing Innovation in the Forest-Based Sector

Today, the forest-based sector in Europe provides society with a wide variety of products and services, ranging from paper, packaging, tissue paper, furniture, carpentry and construction materials made from solid wood and wood-based panels to textile fibres, biofuels, bio-energy and speciality chemicals. The overall scope of WoodWisdom-Net+ is to support the transformation of the European forest-based industry and sustainable forest management to enable it to increase resource efficiency and develop a totally new products scope, while adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change

Baltic Development Forum (BDF)

The Baltic Development Forum (BDF) is focused on the business community and has the mission to position the Baltic Sea Region countries in the EU and on the global map by advancing the growth and competitive potential through partnership between business, government, and academia. It initiates and facilitates the creation of strategies, provides thematic analyses and offers a wide networking arena for high-level decision-makers

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is an international financial institution that supports projects from central Europe to central Asia, including the following EEA member and cooperating countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. The EBRD is owned by 63 countries, the EU and the European Investment Bank

Water Footprint Network

People uses lots of water for drinking, cooking and washing, but even more for producing food, paper, cotton clothes, etc. The water footprint is an indicator of water use that looks at both direct and indirect water use of consumers and producers

IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science

The Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (under the auspices of UNESCO) is the only UNESCO Category 2 Centre in the UK and its competence in water law, policy and science is recognised as a vital resource by numerous countries and organisations around the world. Globally, many regions are facing water shortages, problems with water quality and issues of water security

WssTP - Water supply and sanitation Technology Platform

The WssTP is the Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform. WssTP was initiated by the European Commission in 2004 for Research and Technology Development in the water industry and was transformed into an independent legal entity under Belgian Law in 2007

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