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LIFE UrbanProof Climate Proofing Urban Municipalities

Description:

The overall aim of the LIFE UrbanProof project is to increase the resilience of municipalities to climate change equipping them with a powerful tool for supporting better informed decision making on climate change adaptation planning. In the framework of this project, selected regional climate models and statistical downscaling techniques will be used for the assessment of climate change in the future at regional and local level. Furthermore, the existing and future vulnerabilities and available adaptation measures to climate change will be identified and evaluated.

Following, an online decision support tool for adaptation planning will be developed where the above-mentioned information will be presented in a user-friendly, graphical layout. The tool will be applied at the four participating municipalities, where a number of small-scale green and soft adaptation measures will also be implemented based on the results of the tool. Finally, local adaptation strategies for each of the municipalities will be developed.

In specific, the UrbanProof Toolkit will:

  • provide insight into the expected changes in climate,
  • enhance understanding on climate change impacts and on the mechanisms defining vulnerability,
  • enable the exploration and evaluation of the available adaptation options and, provide guidance for monitoring the adaptation process.

Project information

Lead

Department of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of Cyprus (CY)

Partners

Department of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment (CY)

National Technical University Of Athens (EL)

National Observatory of Athens (EL)

University IUAV of Venice (IT)

Municipality of Reggio Emilia (IT)

Municipality of Strovolos (CY)

Municipality of Lakatamia (CY)

Municipality of Peristeri (EL)

Source of funding

European Commission - LIFE

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