EEA-C2-2, Development of National Climate Adaptation Network (CLIM-NET/HUN)

Programme: HU04 Adaptation to Climate Change
Call: C2 - Local climate change adaptation capacity building
Project title: C2-2 Development of National Climate- Adaptation Network (CLIM-NET/HUN)
Grant number: EEA-C2-2

Project promoter: Dipol Humánpolitikai Intézet Kft.
Project partner: Atrois Training & Consulting Kft, Nemzeti Környezetügyi Intézet, Wessling Hungary Kft, Vestlandsforsking Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI)
Project implementation period: May 2015 – April 2016

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Kick-off meeting
Study visit to Norway for regional climate experts
TV coverage: watch TV reports (in Hungarian)
Closing event

Short description:

Aim of the project:

The project aims to increase the knowledge and understanding on the exposure of impacts of climate change at local levels, to develop a model for local climate adaptation experts’ network which can support the work of the municipalities and local authorities how to include climate aspects in future development plans and spatial planning. The project provides capacity building activities for local authorities, local decision makers and local stakeholders about climate adaptation, involving local authorities and sub-regional stakeholders from the following regions of Hungary: North-Hungary, Western Transdanubia, South Great Planes, and the Western part of Central Hungary (including the West side of Budapest).

Summary of the activities:

The project team elaborates methodology based on available international and national literature and best practice examples, develops capacity building tools as training materials and communication strategy aiming at raising climate awareness at local level.

The experts of the project provide a complex training program on climate adaptation including information on the financial, legal and policy instruments, too and conduct trainings. The developed training manual will serve as an extensive guidance material on how to develop local spatial planning strategies by integrating climate adaptation aspects. The trainings will promote the establishment of a national climate experts’ network providing support for improving adaptive capacity and enhancing climate resilience at local levels.

Awarded Grant Amount: 669,876 EUR

Contact: Gábor Kőhegyi (gkohegyi@dipolcsoport.hu)