Joint_SECAP| KICK-OFF MEETING

 

The kick-off meeting of the Joint_SECAP (Joint strategies for Climate change adaptation in coastal areas) will be held in Ascoli Piceno on the 20th and 21st of February, at School of Architecture and Design, Sede Annunziata: Viale della Rimembranza, 63100, Ascoli Piceno.

The meeting will be organized in order to discuss, among the project partners, the topics of the project and to introduce the related activities.

Climate change adaptation is currently a “hot topic” on the global scene. Adaptation means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking appropriate action to prevent or minimize the damage they can cause, or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise. In 2013, the European Commission adopted an EU adaptation strategy that sets out the framework for strengthening Europe resilience to the impacts of climate change. The Commission launched in 2014 Mayors Adapt – the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) Initiative on Climate Change Adaptation, to engage cities in taking action to adapt to climate change.

Many local governments already developed local strategies and plans for sustainable energy (SEAPs), though it is clear that climate-related issues often require a supra-local approach, most SEAPs only address the urban/municipal level, thus lacking the necessary territorial synergies that can make mitigation and adaptation policies and actions really effective. The project idea reflects the necessity to operate at a wider district level and better define strategies and actions for climate change adaptation, especially for those weather and climate changes and hydrogeological risks affecting coastal areas. The project is structured into two main phases.

The first phase is developed to build the common methodology for Joint Actions definition and implementation and to share the basic knowledge about issues concerning climate change adaptation strategies and energy efficiency measures.  The second phase starts upon the analysis uploaded in the web platform, acting as a useful tool for the development of scenarios for the Joint Actions to be implemented in the Joint SECAP plans, those last constituting the main project deliverable.

 

 

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School of Architecture and Design - University of Camerino - Ascoli Piceno (Italy)
Photo by Raniero Carloni