Integrated Adaptation Planning Tool

The best time to start planning adaptation to a changing climate is already in the past. The second-best time is now. The impacts of today’s climate extremes and of future climate changes are not waiting for you to get prepared.

Cities and regions prepared for climate change will increase the safety of their citizens, territory and assets. Improved resilience and strengthened adaptation capacity will reduce the potential costs and damages of climate change impacts. By using an integrated approach, cities and regions can, at the same time, improve the quality of life of their citizens and visitors, and pursue the path to sustainability.

Adaptation is hardly possible without integrated planning. A city or a region may initially focus on a specific adaptation measure to start with, but an overall integrated adaptation plan is indispensable to deal with the complex nature of climate changes and their effects. To be sustainable, adaptation should contribute to the overall process of climate change mitigation, providing measures that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration, as with ecosystem-based adaptation options.

Deciding on adaptation solutions and preparing adaptation plans is not simple. For such a challenging process, you need a new form of governance for climate action. Although governance is the capacity of governing institutions to respond effectively to changing conditions and problems that may occur, it is not only a government-led process. In order to achieve social unity in a climate solution, cities and regions need wide support from as many social groups as possible.

AdriAdapt provides a simple, stepwise approach, which can lead you along the process of preparing a local or regional adaptation plan. You can find Integrated Adaptation Planning Tool here. Such an approach is further detailed in the “Strategic guidelines for climate policies in Adriatic cities”.

Source: Homepage – AdriAdapt


Alat za integralno planiranje prilagodbe izrađen u sklopu Adriadapt projekta

Bez obzira na to u kojoj se fazi nalazi vaš grad ili regija, utjecaji današnjih ekstremnih klimatskih uvjeta i budućih klimatskih promjena ne ostavljaju vremena za pripremu. Gradovi i regije koji se dobro pripreme za klimatske promjene svojim građanima, teritorijima i imovini osigurat će dodatnu sigurnost. Poboljšana otpornost i ojačani kapaciteti prilagodbe smanjit će potencijalne troškove i štete od utjecaja klimatskih promjena. Koristeći integralni pristup, gradovi i regije mogu istodobno poboljšati kvalitetu života svojih građana i posjetitelja i ići u smjeru održivosti.

Prilagodba je teško ostvariva bez integralnog planiranja. U početku, grad ili regija mogu se usredotočiti na određenu mjeru prilagodbe, međutim, opći integralni plan prilagodbe neophodan je za rješavanje složene naravi klimatskih promjena i njihovih učinaka.

Da bi prilagodba bila održiva, ona treba pridonijeti cjelokupnom procesu ublažavanja klimatskih promjena, i to pružanjem mjera koje smanjuju emisije stakleničkih plinova i povećavaju sekvestraciju ugljika, kao što je slučaj kod mogućnosti prilagodbe temeljenih na ekosustavu.

Nije jednostavno donositi odluke o rješenjima i pripremi planova prilagodbe. U tako izazovnom procesu potreban je novi oblik governancea akcije za klimu. Iako je governance sposobnost tijela vlasti da učinkovito odgovore na promjenjive uvjete i probleme koji se mogu javiti, za taj proces nisu zadužene samo vlade. Da bi postigli društveno jedinstvo u rješavanju pitanja klimatskih promjena, gradovi i regije trebaju široku podršku što većeg broja društvenih skupina.

AdriAdapt pruža jednostavan pristup koji vas vodi kroz proces izrade lokalnog ili regionalnog plana prilagodbe u 6 ključnih koraka:

  • Pokretanje procesa
  • Procjena ranjivosti
  • Dogovor o viziji
  • Izrada plana
  • Provedba plana
  • Uključivanje dionika.

Alat za integralno planiranje prilagodbe potražite ovdje. Takav je pristup detaljno opisan u publikaciji “Strateške smjernice za klimatske politike u Jadranskim gradovima”.

Izvor: Adriadapt


Online workshop: cultivating Just Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Online workshop is organized by Centre for Transport and Energy (CDE) and CAN Europe on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 May. Embrace the experience of the climate community from Central and Eastern Europe and learn from inspiring just transition projects. On May 18th and 19th 2021, join others from the region who are striving for fossil-free societies where no one is left behind. This free and participatory gathering is designed for you in order to cultivate your competences, your projects and the climate network as such. The program is based on non-formal education principles and speakers who are going to share their experiences. Please take into account that it is essential that you are going to participate in both days of the event.

More informationhttps://www.cde-org.cz/en/blog/cultivatingjusttransition-in-central-and-eastern-europe/1709
Apply for the eventhttp://bit.ly/registrationJT


UNIFY: Bringing the EU together on climate action

 

 

Project objective

Project aims to facilitate the effective and early transition of Member States across Europe to low carbon and resilient economies by unifying three key policy opportunities: programming of EU funds, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and national and the EU’s Long Term Strategies.

Through its targeted activities in 10 Member States and at the EU level, the Unify project  showcases that if these three key EU policy processes are consistent, ambitious and in line with the Paris Agreement objectives, they could help all EU Member States to step up climate action.

Through underlining the importance of alignment between the national and the EU’s long term strategies, National energy and climate plans and the local level climate and energy action plans (SECAPs), the UNIFY project reminds the importance of consistency in climate action at different levels.

Specific objectives

Besides, Unify project builds processes and capacity to monitor the programming of EU funds, providing targeted inputs at the regional, national, and sub-national level to ensure that Partnership Agreements and Operational Funds are coherent with National Energy and Climate Plans at the national level and Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans at the municipal level.

Unify will focus on two scopes of influence – detailed actions delivered in the 10 Focal countries; and one extending to entire EU – in order to take results from targeted actions in 10 EU Member States and replicate and transfer results to the whole of the EU

This project comes at a crucial moment of the European climate policies as different components of the European Green Deal will be unveiled and relevant legislative changes will be realised during the project period.

 

 

Role of DOOR: 
Partner

Project duration: 
September 2019 – August 2022

Partners:
Belgium, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Denmark, Slovenia, Germany, Poland, France, Spain, Portugal

Funding:
LIFE

Target group:
EU

Project website:
https://unify.caneurope.org/

Contact person for more informations:
Miljenka Kuhar – miljenka.kuhar@door.hr

The content of this site is the sole responsibility of the Society for the Design of Sustainable Development.

 


Pripremamo novu radionicu o solarnim sustavima u sklopu Empowermed projekta

Održat ćemo radionicu u sklopu projekta Empowermed na kojoj će polaznici sudjelovati u sklapanju jednostavnog otočnog solarnog sustava. Radionica će se održati 19.5.2021. te će biti pod vodstvom nastavnika i učenika Strukovne škole Vice Vlatkovića u Zadru, koji imaju bogato iskustvo sa fotonaponskim sustavima.

Sustav koji izradimo kroz radionicu donirat ćemo kućanstvu koje sudjeluje u projektu EmpowerMed na području Zadarske županije, a koje nije spojeno na elektroenergetski sustav.

Time će se kućanstvu omogućiti napajanje manjih potrošača u kućanstvu: rasvjeta, TV, elektronički uređaji, hladnjak…

Glavni cilj ovog projekta je doprinijeti dokidanju energetskog siromaštva na Mediteranu: implementacijom niza mjera koje doprinose energetskoj učinkovitosti, procjenom njihove učinkovitost i učinka, kako bi se formulirale preporuke za oblikovanje javnih politika, promocijom policy rješenja za stimulaciju aktivnosti usmjerenih protiv energetskog siromaštva na lokalnoj i EU razini.


CLIMALT

 

Besides the impacts of climate change all over the world there are many inspiring grassroots mitigation and adaptation solutions for youth and adults.

The ClimAlt project, a follow-up of the Clim’Act project and its Edukit, aims at raising awareness of youth in the climate change debate, in particular solutions and alternative practices, by discovering, discussing, analysing and spreading local and concrete examples of alternative economic models, thereby reinforcing the perception of possible socio-environmental changes and the self-perceived ability to be part of, or generate them. The project (January 2019 – December 2020) foresees a one week youth workers’ training, an online youth training on global environmental issues, the development of an educational game in which the youth will apply knowledge and competences acquired during the training, and the organization of 4 public events to share the project’s products, results and to multiply the project’s impacts by inspiring the public.

Objectives

ClimAlt project promotes youth empowerment and enhances their critical attitude towards the multiple aspects of the climate change issues by making them aware of causes, effects and real solutions under way in different countries, in order to inspire them to become actors of change. In particular, the project aims to:

  • Enhance youth critical attitude towards climate change issues
  • Increase the offer in terms of contents and tools for youth, youth workers, educators in the field of environmental education
  • Strengthen cooperation among organizations promoting climate friendly alternatives
  • Reinforce youth networking and capacity to take action and their social and political participation.

Beneficiaries

  • Youth aged 20-30: 100 from different countries selected by partner organizations, directly involved in ClimAlt activities
  • 10 Youth workers from partner’s organizations trained on gamification tools
  • 250 youth and adults reached through the 4 public events
  • 10.000 youth, youth workers, educators, students, volunteers, activists, citizens, reached through communication and dissemination activities
  • Some 15 local experiences promoted in the training activities.

 

 

Role of DOOR: 
Partner

Project duration: 
January 2019 – June 2021

Partners:
Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria, Denmark

Funding:
Interreg Italy-Croatia

Target group:
Youth aged 20-30

Project website:
climaltproject.eu

Contact person for more informations:
Ana Tešija – ana.tesija@door.hr

The content of this site is the sole responsibility of the Society for the Design of Sustainable Development.

 


ADRIADAPT – A Resilience information platform for Adriatic cities and towns

 

The ADRIADAPT Project aims at supporting building of local and regional resilience by developing the knowledge base required to identify suitable climate adaptation and planning options.

The goal will be supported by four actions:

  1. produce high-resolution datasets and projections that provide detailed and reliable information on climate-related impacts in the regions,
  2. create a climate information system or knowledge platform for the Adriatic region containing best practices, guidance documents, legal frameworks and climate and vulnerability studies,
  3. test and integrate the knowledge platform in select Italian and Croatian pilot cities and extended urban areas where adaptation and resilience plans will be designed and
  4. maintain and disseminate the information.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE

To improve the climate change monitoring and planning of adaptation measures tackling specific effects, in the cooperation area.

 

Role of DOOR: 
Partner

Project duration: 
January 2019 – June 2021

Partners:
Italy, Croatia

Funding:
Interreg Italy-Croatia

Target group:

  • Local, regional and national public authorities and related entities
  • Regional and local development agencies, environmental agencies, regional associations
  • NGOs
  • General public

Project website:
https://adriadapt.eu/

Contact person for more informations:
Ana Tešija – ana.tesija@door.hr

The content of this site is the sole responsibility of the Society for the Design of Sustainable Development.

 


METAR to a Better Climate (Network for education, transition, adaptation and development)

Project goal

Through innovative methods and scientific research, METAR will focus its efforts on finding solutions to simultaneously combat the problems of climate change and energy poverty.

General objective

Establish a permanent thematic network of CSOs, local governments and scientific institutions that will contribute to the transition to a low-carbon society adapted to climate change without energy poverty. Through ongoing cooperation, new skills and capacities of CSOs for advocacy will be built. Scientific institutions and local governments will be strengthened in methods of informing and involving the interested public.

Specific objectives:

  • Signing of the Agreement of Cooperation of all project’s partners committed to permanent cooperation through the METAR network in order to increase the visibility of the network, and thus contribute to better information of public,
  • Increasing capacity of CSO representatives for argumentative advocacy,
  • Development of evidence-based public climate policy guidelines,
  • Capacity building of CSOs for greater influence in the decision-making process,
  • A platform for the exchange of information that will bring together stakeholders from different sectors while striving to combat climate change, adapt to the inevitable climate change and socio-economic development that enables a society free of energy poverty,
  • Empowering future generations,
  • Financing future related activities.

Project elements:

  • Strengthening partnerships of CSOs and involving new members to the thematic network,
  • Conducting public opinion polls and examining the needs of society,
  • Conducting scientific research in the area of identified necessary social change,
  • Development of guidelines for the development of evidence-based public policies,
  • Conducting analyses of the social impact of the proposed interventions,
  • Implement a structured dialogue of all stakeholders and decision makers,
  • Promotion and visibility,
  • Project management and administration.

 

 

 

Role of DOOR: 
Lead Partner

Project duration: 
October 2020 – September 2023

Partners:
From Croatia

Funding:
European Union, European Social Fund

Total value of the project:
HRK 3,599,995.32

Target group:
The public, governmental stakeholders, NGO’s, local authorities and other stakeholders

Contact person for more informations:
Veljko Vorkapic – veljko.vorkapic@door.hr

The content of this site is the sole responsibility of the Society for the Design of Sustainable Development.

 


Planning behind closed doors

Member States are currently developing their plans on how to spend the EU’s long-term budget 2021-2027, together with its recovery instrument (Next Generation EU). CAN Europe members assessed 16 Member States’ draft spending plans to see whether they live up to the Green Deal promises and put over 50 “good, bad and ugly” measures included in those draft plans to a public vote. Europeans have voted for the top measures that should be replicated, the biggest missed opportunities to be urgently addressed and the ugliest projects that should be scrapped. 

CroatiaEstonia and Czechia made it on the podium for their lack of transparency and side-lining civil society from Recovery and Just Transition planning processes.

Public participation is a precondition to ensure that EU Recovery money supports economies and societies in building back better after the pandemic.

Unfortunately, the Croatian government does not seem to care about it. The allocation of the €6.3 billion in grants (and potentially up to €3.6 billion in loans) which is set to receive from the Recovery and Resilience Facility has been discussed only in the Prime Minister’s office. Rumors have it that ministries were consulted on the respective areas of interest, but there has been no consultation with relevant stakeholders or with the general public (nor it is planned in the near future).

Civil society organizations have been sidelined in decision-making. Their representatives at the “Council for the development of civil society” received no information about the government’s plans; and during the meeting with European Commission about the Recovery plan, they were told that the decision whether to include citizens in the planning process lays in the jurisdiction of each member state.

The Government only published a short summary of the draft Recovery Plan on April 1. Unfortunately, the summary that failed to include any information on the budget envisaged for specific measures, on timeframes and on implementing bodies was not a joke. It also did not clarify how and to what extent the measures envisaged will contribute to climate action.

On the basis of the little information available, however, the main concern is that a lot of Recovery money will be spent on projects which will not contribute to Croatian climate goals.

Source: CAN Europe


Dodjela nagrada za najbolje dobre, loše i ružne mjere predviđene u novom programskom razdoblju

Dugoročni proračun Europske unije za razdoblje 2021. – 2027. zajedno s instrumentima za oporavak (Next Generation EU Program) predstavlja do sada najveći financijski paket u okviru EU proračuna (1.8 bilijuna eura). Tim bi se sredstvima primarno trebala poduprijeti implementacija mjera koje bi vodile ispunjavanju ciljeva Europskog zelenog plana čije je  osnovno načelo “ne čini štetu“ a osnovni cilj povećanje klimatskih ambicija.

I dok države članice razvijaju planove za potrošnju osiguranih sredstava, članice CAN Europe ocijenile su nacrte planova 16 država članica koji bi se trebali financirati iz Fonda za oporavak, Europskih strukturnih i investicijskih fondova i Fonda za pravednu tranziciju. Više od 50 dobrih, loših i ružnih mjera predviđenih u planovima oporavka i operativnim programima stavljeno je na javno glasovanje u vremenu od 12. do 24. travnja 2021. godine

Europski građani glasovali su za najbolje “dobre” mjere koje bi trebalo provoditi, najgore “loše” mjere koje naglašavaju propuštene prilike o kojima je potrebno javno govoriti i najgore “ružne” mjere koje bi trebalo izbaciti iz konačnih planova.

Rezultati javnog glasovanja bit će objavljeni na svečanoj dodjeli nagrada 29. travnja 2021. godine od 10:30.  do 11:30. Dodjelu možete pratiti javno na sljedećoj poveznici https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87933594379?pwd=NDVHY1BqeHQwY0IyckdzZmZERGN6Zz09

Ova “dodjela nagrada” bit će ključni trenutak da se čuju glasovi europskih građana, a prije nego što države članice predaju svoje nacionalne planove za oporavak i otpornost, za koji je rok 30. travnja 2021. godine.