A structured network for integration of climate knowledge into policy and territorial planning

Priority Axis: Protection and improvement of the environment
Area of Intervention: Improve prevention of environmental risks
Terms of Reference: Climate Change Adaptation: assessing vulnerabilities and risks and translating them to implementation actions at the regional and local levels

Project summary:
The OrientGate project will foster concerted and coordinated climate adaptation actions across the SEE region. The project will explore climate risks faced by coastal, rural and urban communities; contribute to a better understanding of the impact of climate variability and change on water regimes, forests and agro-ecosystems; and analyse specific adaptation needs in the hydroelectricity, agro-alimentary and tourism sectors. The principal scope of the project is to convey the up-to-date climate knowledge to policy makers who may best benefit from it, that is urban planers, nature protection authorities, regional and local development agencies, territorial and public works authorities. The principal project results include six pilot studies of specific climate adaptation exercises, a data platform connected to the EU Clearinghouse on Climate Adaptation, capacity enhancing seminars and workshops, working partnership among the hydro-meteorological offices of the SEE countries.

http://orientgate.rec.org/

Project documents can be found here.

Project Lead Partner: Euro-Mediterranean center for Climate Change (Italy)
In the Project participate 13 countries, 34 partners.

Ariel Milosevic – RHMSS Project Manager
Project consultant and coordinator
Division for International Programs and Projects
Republic hydrometeorological service of Serbia
Office: +381 11 3050990
Mobile phones: +381 60 3565412; +381 64 8385282
E-mail: ariel.milosevic@hidmet.gov.rs