Newsletter of the OrientGate project
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.
The editorial in Issue 5, contributed by Roberto Barbiero of the Autonomous Province of Trento, traces the progress made in recent years in the province’s climate-related policy. The project pilot study carried out in the province will help to develop guidelines on water resources management, with a focus on the hydroelectric power sector, and the results will help to define planning priorities and tackle conflicts between water users. Further articles in this issue explore cooperation on climate change challenges in SEE and the results of the SEE Thematic Capitalisation Strategy; and the Mayors Adapt Initiative, launched in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors. In addition, the newsletter contains a round-up of project meetings, workshops and stakeholder events in Greece, Italy, Serbia, Austria, Romania and Hungary.
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.