Published 6 April 2023
The Regions4Climate project aims to collaboratively develop and demonstrate a socially just transition to climate resilience for European regions.
Increasingly frequent extreme weather conditions due to climate change, concomitant with unsustainable historical resource use and management practices, create the perfect storm — threatening our livelihoods, wellbeing, and environment. A transition towards resilience requires that we simultaneously address social inequalities and implement cross-sectoral innovations to build social, economic and environmental resilience to extreme events.
That is why the EU-funded research project, Regions4Climate, will create and implement innovations combining sociocultural, technological, digital, business, governance, and environmental solutions to reduce the vulnerability of European regions to the impacts of climate change.
Developing and implementing cross-sectoral strategies that incorporate combinations of social, technological, digital, business, governance and environmental solutions to common climate resilience challenges is currently constrained by knowledge deficits and uncertainties and science-policy-stakeholder gaps. Regions4Climate will bridge these gaps and address existing uncertainties by further developing, adapting and integrating state-of-the-art technical know-how, innovative tools and collaborative practices to support transparent, evidence-based risk and vulnerability analyses and robust decision-making processes.
There are 44 consortium members in this project, working in 12 demo regions. You can find out more about this project, set to end in December 2027, here.
This project comes as part of Demos Helsinki’s commitment to building governance that can not only address but enable systemic transformations. We have 15 years of experience developing new governance models and frameworks at local, regional and national levels to address the symptoms and causes of the climate crisis. For more information on this project, you can contact:
Senior Researcher, Demos Helsinki
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