Closing Event of the EEA Grant – Adaptation to Climate Change Programme

19 April, 2017

Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary

(Address: 14 Stefánia Street, 1143 Budapest, Hungary)

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This event was the official closing event of the Adaptation to Climate Change programme. The achieved outputs, outcomes and positive impact of the ten implemented projects were presented. The event devoted special attention to showcase the sustainability and high value of the programme by also introducing new activities, projects and fruitful cooperations that arouse from this programme.

The “Adaptation to Climate Change” Programme supported the setting up of the National Adaptation Geoinformatic System (NAGiS), which lays down the foundation and promotes adaptation related policies and measures development, strategy building and decision making in Hungary, on national, regional and local level. Another important element of the programme was raising awareness of the public on the impacts of climate change, mobilization of the relevant stakeholders and local decision makers, training officials responsible for developing and implementing local adaptation strategies, and raising local resilience to the effects of climate change through examining impact and vulnerability interactions. The pilot projects implemented under the programme offer representative and replicable solutions for climate protection and climate resilience. The programme also fostered cooperation between the donor states and Hungarian entities and contributed to strengthening bilateral relations in the field of adaptation to climate change.

European Economic Area (EEA) Grants are financial mechanisms established by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and are designed to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

List of speakers:

Tamás Pálvölgyi, Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary
Zsolt Szabó, Ministry of National Development, Minister of State for Climate Policy and Development and Priority Utilities Services
Karl Kerner, Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protectio
Zoltán Erdélyi, Regional Environmental Center
Judit Bálint, Regional Environmental Center
Péter Kajner, Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary
Kálmán Buzás, Tát-Tokod
Tamás Illy, Hungarian Meteorological Service
Zsuzsanna Váradi, Dipol
Miklós Kószó, Mórahalom