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Webinar on Climate-ADAPT Urban tools

The aim of this sixth webinar of the European Climate Adaptation platform (Climate-ADAPT), is to improve awareness of the Climate-ADAPT urban knowledge elements and tools, and to promote their use, e.g. for local planning, awareness raising, participatory processes and project formulation.
  • Webinar on Climate-ADAPT Urban tools
  • 2019-10-23T11:00:00+02:00
  • 2019-10-23T12:00:00+02:00
  • The aim of this sixth webinar of the European Climate Adaptation platform (Climate-ADAPT), is to improve awareness of the Climate-ADAPT urban knowledge elements and tools, and to promote their use, e.g. for local planning, awareness raising, participatory processes and project formulation.
When
Oct 23, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Europe/Copenhagen / UTC200)
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Agenda

  1. Welcome and introduction
    Climate-ADAPT: policy context. Structure and content of the platform. Objectives and structure of the webinar (EEA, José Ramón Picatoste; 5 minutes)

  2. Climate-ADAPT Urban Adaptation Support Tool (UAST)
    Introduction to the UAST (CoMo, Lea Kleinenkuhnen; 10 minutes)
    Experiences in the use of the UAST (Cascais Municipality, Joao Dinis; 10 minutes)
     
  3. Climate-ADAPT Urban Adaptation Map Viewer (UAMV) 
    Basis of the UAMV and live demonstration (EEA, Aleksandra Kazmierczak 15 minutes)
     
  4. Feedback, questions and answers (coordinated by Aleksandra and José Ramón; 15 minutes

Possible topics for discussion

  • Are the Climate-ADAPT urban tools useful? For what purposes?
  • What shall be the focus to further develop the Climate-ADAPT urban tools? 
  • Can you contribute to disseminate Climate-ADAPT urban tools?

 

If you wish to participate, please sent an email before Monday October 21st to climate.adapt@eea.europa.eu by providing your name, organization and email address. Once you are registered you will receive an email for further instructions.
 

Background information

The European adaptation platform Climate-ADAPT aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change, helping users at all governance levels, including local, to access and share relevant data and information to support developing and implementing adaptation policies and actions.

The impacts of climate change experienced by urban areas in Europe differ based on their geographical location and their specific vulnerabilities. The changing climate affects many aspects of the urban living, including the provision of essential services such as transport, water, energy, housing, health care, and social services. The local level has a key role in planning and implementing adaptation actions to enhance the climate resilience of European cities and towns.
Climate-ADAPT includes much data and information relevant for urban adaptation, including publications, reports, research projects, case studies, and adaptation options that can be used to support local action by decision-makers. In addition, Climate-ADAPT has two specific urban decision support tools that are among the most visited elements of the platform: the Urban Adaptation Support Tool and the Urban Adaptation Map Viewer.

The Urban Adaptation Support Tool (UAST) is jointly developed and maintained by the European Environment Agency and the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office. The aim of the tool is to assist cities and towns in developing, implementing and monitoring climate change adaptation plans. The UAST outlines all the steps needed to develop and implement an adaptation plan and makes references to valuable guidance materials and other tools.

The Urban Adaptation Map Viewer (UAMV) provides an overview of the current and future climate hazards facing European cities, the vulnerability of the cities to these hazards and their adaptive capacity. The UAMV collates information from various sources on the observed and projected spatial distribution and intensity of high temperatures, flooding, water scarcity and wild fires. It also provides some information on the causes of cities’ vulnerability and exposure to these hazards, linked to the characteristics of cities and their population. Finally, the map viewer provides information on the state of play on adaptation planning and actions of European cities.