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MISSION CE CLIMATE

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Climate Resilient Communities of Central Europe

Resilience to climate change can only be achieved when you look at all parts of the puzzle. Cross-sectoral approaches are needed but silo-thinking is still hard to overcome in central Europe. The MISSION CE CLIMATE project helps regions to better coordinate their responses to climate change. The partners activate citizens in pilot regions to contribute to newly introduced community climate missions and develop a climate resilience strategy 2030 including locally adapted action plans.

2,13m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

6

Countries

7

Regions

12

Partners

6

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

30%

About the project

Central Europe faces many climate change challenges like the rest of the world. The main aim of the MISSION CE CLIMATE project is to overcome the disjointed sectoral responses to climate change by introducing a coordinated, cross-sectoral approach that puts local/regional authorities at the centre of the governance and management of the climate resilience process. The overall objective is to support communities in Central Europe to become resilient to climate change and to enable them to respond in a coordinated way to the impacts caused by climate change. The project will build sustainable systems (community climate missions) and community capacities (integrated strategy, local action plans, and solutions). The project attempts to implement a concept conceived by the European Commission in the context of the “ Climate Resilient Europe Mission". The project's intended outcomes are: 1. Establishment of climate resilience systems in partner communities (Community Climate Missions) supported by a joint 2030 Climate Resilience Strategy (definition of actions, business models, financing mechanisms) and locally tailored action plans (project portfolio approach); 2. Enhancing community capacity to adapt to climate change with new skills and tools; 3. Activated citizens contributing to community climate resilience through increased awareness and capacity (tools, etc.); 4. Solutions developed through pilot projects that respond to community adaptation challenges.

Project partnership

Project partners

Slovenija (SI)

Lead partner

E-institute, Institute for comprehensive development solutions

Address
Čučkova ulica 5
2250 Ptuj
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
www.ezavod.si

Project partner

Research Centre Business Informatics
Address
Hochschulstraße 1
6850 Dornbirn
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
https://www.fhv.at
Total partner budget
234,800 €
Address
Rathausplatz 2
6850 Dornbirn
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
https://www.dornbirn.at
Total partner budget
99,820 €
Address
Letna 9
04200 Kosice
Country
Slovakia (SK)
Web
www.tuke.sk
Total partner budget
182,700 €
Address
Trieda SNP 48/A
04011 Košice
Country
Slovakia (SK)
Web
https://www.kosice.sk
Total partner budget
156,800 €
Address
Via Santa Lucia 19
33013 Gemona del Friuli
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.ape.fvg.it
Total partner budget
245,000 €
Address
Viale Europa 26
33054 Lignano Sabbiadoro
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.lignano.org
Total partner budget
100,001 €
Address
Savska cesta 163
10000 Zagreb
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
http://www.eihp.hr
Total partner budget
177,100 €
Address
Domovinskog rata 2
21000 Split
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
https://www.dalmacija.hr
Total partner budget
158,200 €
Address
Pobreška cesta 20
2000 Maribor
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
https://rra-podravje.si
Total partner budget
118,196 €
Address
Ulica heroja Staneta 1
2000 Maribor
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
www.maribor.si
Total partner budget
116,230 €
Address
Rommelstraße 1
76227 Karlsruhe
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
www.krumedia.com
Total partner budget
322,000 €

Roadmap

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Shared Challange

Cyclon

Climate action to limit global warming to 1.5 °C is proving challenging and off track from the progress required to meet our climate targets. Global GHG emissions are higher today than in 2015 when the Paris Agreement was adopted. Even when fully implemented, current national climate commitments are estimated to lead to roughly 2,4 °C to 2,8 °C global temperature increase by the end of the century. Hence, societies and economies in all regions need to prepare for and adapt to the arising impacts of climate change. We need to streamline our resilience-building and adaptation capacities to cope with the impending changes and be able to transform unsustainable systems.

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Main Problem

Adaptation responses to climate change are still too fragmented, incremental, sector-specific, and unequally distributed across global regions, with increasing occurrences of maladaptation (also acknowledged in the IPCC AR6). This means our resilience to changing climate and related consequences is still relatively low and needs urgent attention.

3

Our Objective

MISSION CE CLIMATE aims to overcome the disjointed, sectoral climate change responses, by introducing a cross-sectoral collaboration approach that supports communities in Central Europe to build stronger adaptation and resilience capacities to climate change.

4

Our Solutions

We will experiment and explore potential solutions in the following areas: Establishment of climate resilience systems in partner communities (Community Climate Missions) supported by a joint 2030 Climate Resilience Strategy (definition of actions, business models, financing mechanisms) and locally tailored action plans (project portfolio approach); Enhancing community capacity to adapt to climate change with new skills and tools; Citizens activation - contributing to community climate resilience through increased awareness and capacity (tools, etc.); Solutions developed through pilot projects that respond to community adaptation challenges.

News

Building Resilience: Brač Island’s Effort to Tackle Climate-Induced Water Scarcity

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08.12.2023

Building Resilience: Brač Island’s Effort to Tackle Climate-Induced Water Scarcity

As the third-largest island in Croatia, Brač recognises the pressing need to future-proof its infrastructure against the impacts of climate change. In a forward-thinking endeavour driven by the imperative to strengthen community resilience and adapt to the looming challenge of climate-induced water scarcity, Brač will pilot test a transformation ...

Data-Driven Climate Resilience: Piloting strategies for urban futures

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07.12.2023

Data-Driven Climate Resilience: Piloting strategies for urban futures

The City of Dornbirn and the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg will collaborate to test climate change adaptation measures for heat islands through a pilot study where nature-based solutions will be implemented.

MISSION CE CLIMATE’s First Training Event supports Navigating Climate Adaptation in Central Europe

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30.11.2023

MISSION CE CLIMATE’s First Training Event supports Navigating Climate Adaptation in Central Europe

MISSION CE CLIMATE achieves a milestone with the successful completion of its inaugural training event, featuring an expert-led session by Dr. Tjaša Pogačar on climate adaptation, setting the stage for ongoing efforts to build climate-resilient communities in Central Europe.

Green Bus Stops for Greater Resilience in Maribor

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28.11.2023

Green Bus Stops for Greater Resilience in Maribor

There are many urban heat hotspots in the city, of which bus stops are the most critical in terms of micro-locations. The MISSION CE CLIMATE pilot will identify bus stops where nature-based solutions will be implemented. In this way, we will contribute to reducing the heat island effect at ...

Paving the Way for Climate-Resilient Communities in Central Europe: A “Smart City” Pforzheim Initiative

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13.11.2023

Paving the Way for Climate-Resilient Communities in Central Europe: A “Smart City” Pforzheim Initiative

krumedia, the City of Pforzheim and Stadtwerke Pforzheim are working together with students at Pforzheim University to demonstrate the feasibility of a network of low-cost sensors distributed in the city for the collection of climate-relevant data. The students are currently investigating temperature and humidity trends at various locations with ...

Enhancing Urban Resilience in Košice City Through Climate Data Monitoring

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09.11.2023

Enhancing Urban Resilience in Košice City Through Climate Data Monitoring

In an era marked by rapidly changing climate patterns, urban areas around the world are increasingly recognizing the need to adapt and build resilience. In response to this challenge, The Urban Climate Monitoring Pilot was designed to monitor climate data in the urban area of Košice in order to ...

CLIMATE GOVERNANCE TO FACE CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE ADRIATIC COAST

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03.11.2023

CLIMATE GOVERNANCE TO FACE CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE ADRIATIC COAST

Thanks to MISSION CE CLIMATE, Lignano Sabbiadoro seizes the opportunity to accelerate the transition to a climate resilient future through effective climate governance actions to address increased challenges linked to climate change.

Innovative Assessment Approach for Building Climate Resilient Communities

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30.10.2023

Innovative Assessment Approach for Building Climate Resilient Communities

In a rapidly changing climate landscape, effective climate vulnerability assessment is pivotal in building resilient communities. The MISSION CE CLIMATE RVA approach represents a valuable step towards this goal, providing a holistic and adaptable approach that aligns with the EU's development commitments. Watch our tutorial to find out more.

Advancing Climate Resilience through Innovative Assessment Approaches

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26.10.2023

Advancing Climate Resilience through Innovative Assessment Approaches

As the world grapples with the escalating impacts of climate change, assessing climate vulnerability has become a critical imperative. Numerous approaches have been developed to gauge communities' and regions' susceptibility to climate-related hazards. Amidst this array of methods, one promising approach that aligns with several climate adaptation frameworks and ...

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change: Why It Matters

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19.10.2023

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change: Why It Matters

The year 2023 is a global record-breaker in climate change impacts. From the warmest summer season by a large margin to a growing number of severe climate weather events spanning the globe. From now on, we are set to start temporarily breaching the 1.5 °C specified in the Paris ...

Central European Project Consortium Takes Bold Steps Towards Climate-Resilient Communities

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26.09.2023

Central European Project Consortium Takes Bold Steps Towards Climate-Resilient Communities

In the inaugural meeting of the MISSION CE CLIMATE project, representatives from across Central Europe came together to discuss and strategize their efforts to build climate-resilient communities. The event showcased a commitment to collaborative action and innovation in the battle against the growing impacts of a changing climate.

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Pilot actions

Key outputs

Resilience word

Joint Strategy for Climate Resilient Communities of Central Europe

The Transnational Climate Resilience Strategy will be crafted through a collaborative co-creation process involving project partners and stakeholders. During the design process, objectives and measures that facilitate a transition towards climate resilience will be defined. This collective strategy is poised to effectively address the climate change challenges specific to Central Europe. It will serve as a comprehensive guide, pinpointing essential measures for communities to embrace, ensuring their transformation and resilience building.
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development

Community Climate Resilience Missions Cooperating Across Borders

Cross-border cooperation defines the Community Climate Resilience Missions. All participating organizations, whether project partners or associated partners, and those signing Memorandums of Understanding for initiating Community Climate Missions, will be joining the transnational community on resilience building. These members will also contribute to shaping the Strategy for Climate-Resilient Communities in Central Europe.
Type of output: Cooperations
In development

Climate Resilience Pilot Projects Implemented in Partner Territories

Pilot projects aim to collaboratively develop and showcase innovative, climate-resilient solutions within Central European communities. The solutions in following five areas are tested: how we govern for climate resilience, manage water, handle data, deal with urban heat island areas, and involve citizens in adaptation action. The initiatives will be designed with transferability of solutions across communities in mind.
Type of output: Solutions
In development

Climate Resilience Solutions for CE Communities

We are developing practical tools across five crucial areas: (1) empowering local leaders in addressing climate change, (2) effectively managing climate data, (3) engaging citizens in climate adaptation, (4) addressing urban heat challenges, and (5) managing water shortages. These tools, comprising of user-friendly guides, innovative business concepts, and best practices, will be consolidated on www.climatehub.si online platform.
Type of output: Solutions
In development

Digital Climate Resilience Solution for Communities

A Digital Climate Resilience Solution for Communities will bring together all the tools and solutions developed within the project, including an extensive knowledge base and the results of the pilot actions implemented in the project regions. The core of the solution will consist of a digital tool for monitoring and forecasting climate change integrating existing global and local observation systems.
Type of output: Solutions
In development

Testing the feasibility of the introduction of a climate change digital monitoring solution

A digital solution for monitoring of climate change in communities will be co-designed by project partners and the members of the local Climate Resilience Missions in Dornbirn (AT), Košice (SK) and Pforzheim (DE). The use of the tool will be tested in the latter 3 cities, not only from a technical point of view, but also in terms of legal and administrative issues, as well as data availability and connection.
Type of output: Solutions
In development

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Nina Taylor
Phone: +38651380521

Finance Manager

Ksenija Napast
Phone: +38627943212

Communication Manager

Nina Taylor
Phone: +38651380521