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ClimAdaPT.Local - Municipal Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change
Coordinator - Filipe Duarte Santos
CESAM Responsible researcher - Maria de Fátima Lopes Alves
Programme - MFEEE/EEA-Grants
Execution dates - 2015-01-07 - 2016-04-30 (16 Months)
Funding Entity - Mecanismo Financeiro do Espaço Económico Europeu (MFEEE/EEA-Grants), Fundo de Carbono
Funding for CESAM - 67956 €
Total Funding - 1493972 €
Proponent Institution - Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
Câmaras Municipais de Cascais, Almada e Sintra

Project Description

ClimAdaPT.Local project is aligned with the main aims of the European Strategy for Adaptation to CC and of the National Strategy for Adaptation to CC (ENAAC) and intends to demonstrate that the EEA Grants can effectively promote adaptation at local level in Portugal.

The project will meet the call objectives in five complementary ways:
1. Embedding the climate change adaptation dimension on local and municipal level in Portugal;
2. Creating a community of municipal actors, aware of climate change issues and trained for the use of decision support tools on adaptation;
3. Promotion and provision of local adaptation knowledge particularly in the definition of strategies, planning and implementation of measures and results communication;
4. The reduction of barriers and constraints on the local actors involvement on adaptation process;
5. Integrating adaptation into municipal and sectoral agents decision and planning processes.

A transdisciplinary and highly recognized team will elaborate the Municipal Adaptation Strategies (port. EMAAC), while raising awareness of local stakeholders and provide training of municipal technicians regarding Climate Change Adaptation issues, and promote Adaptation mainstreaming into Land Management tools/policy. This project will also develop products that will facilitate EMAAC elaboration and implementation by the pilot-Municipalities involved in this project and, in the future, by all other Portuguese Municipalities.

ClimAdaPT.Local is organized in the following workpackages:
WP0 Project Coordination and Monitoring
WP1 Development of Municipal Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Pilot Municipalities
WP2 Training Municipalities Technicians
WP3 Develop an Adaptation Community in Portugal
WP4 Creating and Maintaining a Technical Support Service for Climate Change Adaptation
WP5 Developing Guidelines for Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Municipal Planning

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CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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