EEA Grants approves new climate change programme

June 20, 2013

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FEELING THE HEAT: Hungary now often experiences flooding and drought within a single year. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

On June 6, 2013, the EEA Grants Financial Mechanism Committee approved the new programme area Adaptation to Climate Change. The aims of the programme are to promote a clear understanding of climate change impacts and vulnerability in Hungary, to promote actions for increased local-level capacity for climate resilience, to raise awareness of climate change impacts, and to show examples of replicable projects to reduce the impacts of climate change.

The REC will act as fund operator for the programme, while the Norwegian donor partner is the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning. The programme, to be carried out through April 30, 2017, has a total budget of EUR 7.01 million.

Further information is available (in English and Hungarian) on the Adaptation to Climate Change programme website.