Climate Gateway – Issue 4

Climate Gateway

Newsletter of the OrientGate project

June 2014 | Print | Periodical

The OrientGate project aims to coordinate climate change adaptation efforts in South Eastern Europe (SEE) by building a lasting partnership between communities that produce climate knowledge and communities that apply that knowledge in regional planning. The project newsletter provides partners with a means of exchanging information and best practices.

In issue 4 of the newsletter, the editorial describes how the EU is responding to the adaptation challenge in the 2014-2020 programming period, pointing out that, in the light of the recent devastating floods in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the need to build regional resilience to climate change impacts is becoming increasingly urgent. In a report from a project meeting held in Trento, Italy, progress made in the context of the project's six pilot studies is summarised by Giulia Galluccio of lead partner CMCC. Activities undertaken in the framework of OrientGate Thematic Centre 2 on Drought, Water and Coasts are highlighted in a separate article. The newsletter also contains an outline of the EU's climate adaptation platforms and initiatives, as well as a look ahead to the final project output, a handbook that will sum up the results, lessons learned and conclusions of the OrientGate partnership.

The OrientGate project is implemented with the contribution of the REC's Environmental Financing and Climate Change and Clean Energy Topic Areas, and is co-funded by the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme.