Urban Klima 2050 among the EU's success stories in managing climate-related risks as part of the Triple-C project


The  LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 project participated in ‘Success stories in managing climate-related risks’, the regional event for technical audiences organised by Neiker and part of the Triple-C project. During the event held in Arkaute (Álava) on Thursday 1 December, managers from different climate change adaptation projects from Spain, France, Portugal, Ireland and England reported on the actions carried out in different areas.

Iñigo Urrutikoetxea Alvarez, a member of the Urban Klima 2050 coordination team, spoke at the event on ‘Driving the Basque climate-energy strategy to make the territory resilient’. He went over the main lines of action of the Basque Country's major climate action project for the coming years, Urban Klima 2050, and stressed it was “a long path to improve climate governance at different levels by means of cooperation projects”.

He therefore summarised the actions being conducted in the Basque Country in urban and peri-urban areas, in river basins and along the coastal zone. He also highlighted the work being carried out in the field of climate change analysis, empowerment and management. In that regard Urrutikoetxea stressed the “importance of co-responsibility and the advantages and opportunities of implementing a shared project”.

The other participants at the event were Jean-François Berthoumieu, from the Climatological Association of the Middle Garonne and the Dordogne Chamber of Agriculture (France); Darren Barry, from the Technological University of the Shannon (Ireland); Laurence Couldrick, from the Westcountry Rivers Trust, (England); and Miguel Almeida, from Coimbra University (Portugal); along with Uribeetxebarria, from the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development at Neiker, the event’s organiser.

They all shared their experiences in areas including water, land, climate leadership, payments and financing, woodland and alerts. And they did so in the framework of the Triple-C project, which, in point of fact, focuses on analysing, assessing and capitalising on EU success stories regarding the prevention and management of risks arising from climate change, with the aim of disseminating and transferring the identified best practices and results to the formulating of policies.