The Climate of future requires adaptation

Published in Projects Tuesday, 18 August 2015 09:22 0

The Climate of future requires adaptation is a project that is working to help civil society, politicians and the general public to make reasonable decisions about how is the best way to adapt to climate change risks in the urban environment.
The project focuses on vulnerability assessment and adaptation measures development for Ukrainian cities.
Strengthening the manifestations of climate change and the analysis of their negative effects in cities indicate that climate change causes the emergence of specific threats to cities that are not characteristic for other types of human settlements. The main potential negative effects of climate change, which can manifest itself in the cities include: heat stress, flooding, reducing space and violation species composition of urban green areas, natural   meteorological phenomena, reduce and deterioration drinking water quality, increase in the number of infectious diseases and allergic manifestations, disruption of the functioning of the energy of the city.

The project aims is strengthening the capacity of civil society networks to engage effectively in policy dialogue with local authorities, EU institutions and international organizations in the field of climate change adaptation.

Project results:

Strengthening Initiative on adaptation to climate change in the regions;

Filling gaps in the implementation of actions to adapt to climate change at national and regional levels;

Assessment of vulnerability and adaption measures development to climate change for 4 cities of Ukraine:

Assessment of vulnerability to climate change for Odessa read project

Assessment of vulnerability to climate change for Lviv read project

Assessment of vulnerability to climate change for Uzgorod read project

Assessment of vulnerability to climate change for Khmelnitsky read project

 

Project duration 01.09.2014- 01.02.2015

Water resources in the basin Dniester vulnerable to climate change both quantitatively and qualitatively. According to estimates of experts available surface water resources will decrease by 16 - 20% by 2020. Thus, according to climate forecasts, there is a threat to economic development associated with water use.

Project goal: Developing the understanding of climate change problems by communities and reducing the communities’ vulnerability and increasing its ability to adapt to climate change in the Dniester River basin

Objectives:
•    To increase general public awareness on adaptation to climate change in the Dniester river basin issue.
•    To increase the adaptive capacity of Dniester river water protection zones through their forestation.

Activities:
•    Providing the seminars and trainings on water resources in the basin Dniester adaptation of to climate change.
•    Information materials preparation.
•    Holding basin contest "Colours of the Dniester"/
•    The 3 sites in water protection zone of the Dniester River and  the river Kuchurgan forestation.

Project duration 01.08.2014 – 01.03.2015

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