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Mitigation and adaptation strategies to Climate Change in the Adriatic Region: the EU Project RESPONSe

Authors: Fausto Marincioni*, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Eleonora Gioia, Università Politecnica delle Marche
Topics: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Environmental Perception, Global Change
Keywords: Disaster Risk Reduction
Session Type: Paper
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Human activities are changing the global climate system (IPCC, 2019) and this change is causing serious impacts, some already underway and others that will occur in the near future. The European Union has played a leading role in the international arena, to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and empower local policy-makers to enable climate-smart governance approaches and promote sustainable living. This presentation is about the EU project RESPONSe (Strategies to adapt to Climate Change in Adriatic regions), financed by the Italy-Croatia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme, Priority Axis 2: Safety and resilience. The project is developed by 8 partners from 6 regions (Informest, APE Friuli Venezia Giulia, ARPA Veneto, Marche Polytechnic University, Puglia Region (from Italy) and Hrvoje Požar Energy Institute, Meteorological and Hydrological Service - DHMZ, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (from Croatia). Activities include: (i) analysis of climate data, (ii) analysis of existing best practices for the inclusion of climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in planning processes, (iii) analysis of the perception of the impact of climate change by the public administration and other stakeholders, (iv) definition of adaptation and mitigation actions to be included in a climate change adaptation menu to improve the adaptive capacity of the local Adriatic authorities; (v) analysis of adaptation actions in the pilot areas, and (vi) outlining of the climate change adaptation plan including Action Plan for Sustainable Energy and Climate (PAESC) in the pilot areas.

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