AURA-EE newly awarded project on adaptation planning in the Alps ADAPTNOW, kicks-off on 1 February in Grenoble

The project will kick-off on 1 February in Grenoble

ADAPTNOW's first event will take place in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, where the 3 partners of the project organising the event are located : Grenoble Alpes Métropole, the National Institute for Research on Agronomy INRAE and AURA-EE.

The first and third days will be dedicated to discussing the development of the project and coordinating activities. On 2 February, participants will benefit from 2 workshops. The first aims at sharing local adaptation planning tools, and discussing their replicability. Then, a study visit and a transnational Peer to Peer thematic workshop will enable participants to explore Nature Based Solutions developed in each partner's territory.

Observers of the project, such as members of EUSALP and of the Alpine Pole for Natural Risks (PARN) will also take part in the activities.

Take-aways resulting from the workshop will be shared, so stay tuned !

If you are interested in joining the thematic workshop in Grenoble, please contact Noémie Bichon.


A project for climate adaptation in the Alps

ADAPTNOW aims at strengthening the adaptive capacity of Highly Affected and Exposed Territories (HEAT), lead by AURA-EE and gathering 12 partners (local authorities, research centers and energy agencies). It is cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), in the framework of the Interreg Alpine Space programme.

The project will work on implementing and evaluating the available climate adaptation and risk mitigation management tools and practices, assessing the Climate Adaptation Plans and developing Climate Services to support the territories and their local public authorities. Ultimately, ADAPTNOW aims at making risk and adaptation planning more integrated, collaborative and inclusive.

The consortium has decided to focus their efforts in implementing and evaluating the adaptive capacity of pilots within predominant hazards in the Alps: Heatwaves, Heavy rains/floods, Gravitational /landslides, and Wildfires. Key sectors have been identified to assess related impacts: Urban infrastructure, Forestry, Tourism and Health.

To learn more, check the project website.