The LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 and LIFE IP NAdapta-CC projects share their experiences in a second work session with a view to establishing synergies


The two major climate action projects in the Euskadi and Navarre, LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 and LIFE IP NAdapta-CC, had a second work session on Wednesday, 21 July to follow up on the initial meeting last September. It was an opportunity to share experiences and create synergies to address the challenges of climate change in both autonomous regions.

During the online meeting, both teams shared details of the progress made in their different areas of work. The session was also an opportunity to discuss the difficulties they have encountered implementing their activities and the solutions found during these years of work.

The coordinated project teams also agreed upon areas for collaboration and synergy, such as, for example, the search for additional funding for climate action and action on infectious vectors that will become more dangerous due to climate change, and defined a networking event for 2022.

Urban Klima 2050, the most significant climate action project for the coming years

Between 2019 and 2025, the Basque Country’s most ambitious climate initiative will transform the region with a total of 40 coordinated climate change mitigation and adaptation actions in three areas of the regional geography: coasts, river basins and urban areas. It is led by the publicly-owned company Ihobe, part of the Ministry of Economic Development, Sustainability and the Environment, which works with around twenty entities, including two other areas of the Basque Government (the Ministry of Health and the Office of Ports and Maritime Affairs), the three provincial councils, the city councils of Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Donostia/San Sebastián, Bakio, Bermeo, Gernika-Lumo and Zarautz, two publicly-owned companies of the Basque Government (EVE and URA), as well as technology and research centres (AZTI, BC3, Neiker, Tecnalia and Tecnun) and the Naturklima foundation.

With a budget of 19.8 million euros, it oversees the effective roll-out of the KLIMA 2050 Climate Change Strategy of the Basque Country for 2050.

NAdapta, a project to increase climate resilience in Navarre

The main objective of the LIFE IP NAdapta-CC project is to increase resilience to climate change in the region of Navarre through cooperation among sectors and long-term sustainability, participation and networking, contributing to the implementation of all the actions included in the HCCN-KLINa, Roadmap to combat Climate Change.

With a budget of more than 15.5 million euros the Navarre project started in 2017 and will run until 2025. It includes actions in the following areas: monitoring, water, forests, agriculture and livestock, health, and infrastructures and territorial planning, with a multi-sectoral and strategic approach due to its relationship with the objectives of the Roadmap to combat Climate Change HCCN-KLINa. The programme also encompasses a series of complementary measures related to the development of the actions included in the HCCN - KLINa, the mobilisation of funds for the development of the measures and the inclusion of Climate Change in all the policies of the Government of Navarre.

The project is coordinated by the Circular Economy and Climate Change Service of the Government of Navarre, the Department of Rural Development and Environment (DRyMA), whose partners are the DRyMA, the Navarre Institute of Public Health and Labour (ISPLN) of the Health Department, the Public University of Navarre (UPNA) and four public companies: Environmental Management of Navarre (GAN-NIK), the Navarre Institute of Agri-Food Technology and Infrastructures (INTIA), Navarre Land and Housing (NASUVINSA) and Navarre Local Infrastructures (NILSA) of the Departments of Rural Development and Environment; Territorial Planning, Housing, Landscape and Strategic Projects, and Territorial Cohesion.