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Life Adaptate holds its fifth Monitoring Meeting in Lorca

On September 19th and 20th, the LIFE ADAPTATE project consortium met in Lorca (Murcia) to hold its fifth biannual meeting with the aim of sharing the work carried out in the previous months and to organize the future actions to be carried out.

On the first day of the meeting, the progress of the actions that have been carried out since the last meeting in Alfândega da Fé was presented and the pilot actions of all the partners were followed up. At the end of the day, the whole consortium visited the Lorca pilot action.

During the second day there was a review of the participatory workshops held so far. The state of the development of the adaptation plan was also discussed and the SECAP monitoring tool (SECAP Monitoring Observatory) carried out by IRRADIARE was presented.

To end the meeting, the dissemination and communication activities were reviewed and the next steps were agreed upon.

24 September, 2019
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The future of cities – opportunities, challenges and the way forward

The majority of the global population currently live in urban areas, and this is expected to increase in the future.

The importance and role of cities is increasingly recognised – the future of cities will have a major impact on all our futures as cities are key to achieving global goals.

The report “The future of cities – opportunities, challenges and the way forward” highlights the main challenges faced by cities and the people living within them currently and towards the future.

It also discusses some of the tool’s cities can use to face those challenges.

The issues covered are:

  • environmental impact
  • ageing
  • health
  • housing
  • social segregation
  • new forms of governance
  • mobility

Read the entire article in this link 

27 August, 2019
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LIFE 2019: Calls for proposals

The submission of the second phase for proposals to the Environment subprogramme will take place on 5 September 2019 (submission of the full proposal).

On the other hand, the submission of projects to the Climate Action subprogramme will take place in a single phase: full proposal (September 2019).

 

Types of projects and financing:

Depending on the type of project and the priority area, there are different percentages of financing:

  1. Nature and Biodiversity (Projects of best practices, pilot and demonstration): 60% – 75%
  2. Environmental solutions and technologies, efficiency in the use of resources (Pilot and demonstration projects): 55%
  3. Mitigation and adaptation to Climate Change (Projects of best practices, pilot and demonstration): 55%
  4. Governance and Information in the areas of climate change and the environment (Information, awareness and dissemination projects): 55%

The remaining percentage of the total eligible costs of the project must be covered with the own resources of the project partners as co-financing rate.

 

Deadlines to submit projects in the main areas and budget by priority area:

Area Deadline (Concept Note) Deadline (Full proposal) Budget 2019
Climate 12 – sept-19 ~€ 58 Mill.
Environment and resource efficiency 17-jun-19 Feb-2020 ~€ 78 Mill.
Nature and biodiversity 19-jun-19 Feb-2020 ~€ 128 Mill.
Environmental governance and information 19-jun-19 Feb-2020 ~€ 9 Mill.
Integrated projects (Environment) 5-sept-19 12-mar-2020 ~€ 95 Mill.
Integrated projects (Climate) 5-sept-19 12-mar-2020 ~€ 26 Mill.

For more information click here

27 August, 2019
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Webinar: How to engage citizens in local climate action with online tools

The Covenant of Mayors Office is organizing a webinar which aims to give municipalities an insight into citizen participation on adaptation and sustainability issues through online tools. In particular, they will discuss Digital Social Platforms (DSPs) and for this purpose present the POWER platform through the activities of Leicester City, UK, and the Change the Future platform through the example of Worms, Germany.

Besides, the advantages and challenges of using DSPs will be highlighted and the possibilities of DSPs to achieve adaptation and sustainability goals will be discussed.

 

The information about this webinar is described below:

ONLINE

ORGANISER: COVENANT OF MAYORS OFFICE

Taking place online on the 11th of September, from 14:30 – 16:00

You can register here: https://bit.ly/33MjApK

27 August, 2019
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European Mobility Week 2019 – “Walk with us”

The annual campaign, which takes place from 16-22 September each year, is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport and seeks to improve quality of life through promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport.

This year’s campaign is focusing on safe walking and cycling and the benefits it can have for our health, environment, and bank balance.

More info on the event website: http://www.mobilityweek.eu

23 August, 2019
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Smiltene is finalizing the SECAP

During the summer Smiltene has concluded the procurement process for construction works of pilot action – cleaning of lake “Vidusezers” and reconstruction of hydrotechnical structures. In parallel with the pilot action implementation, reconstruction and improvement of surrounding park will be carried out. Preparatory work for construction has been started.

Meanwhile, on August 9th the second stakeholder meeting was organized, to discuss what measures to include in Sustainable energy and climate action plan. During the 1st meeting, stakeholders were introduced with the most significant climate risks in Latvia and Smiltene, and during discussion direction of potential actions was indicated.  Therefore, in the second meeting the discussion was more specifically about particular measures and ways how to implement them. It is expected that at the end of September the final version of SECAP could be presented to municipal council.

15 August, 2019
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INFO DAY “Adaptation to Climate Change in municipalities”.

On 17th July, the first Info-day took place within the framework of the Life Adaptate project, in which the pilot actions being developed in three of the five municipalities participating in the project, Águilas, Cartagena and Lorca, were presented, as well as the progress of their SECAP.

In addition, the conference showed examples of good practices of adaptation of other cities in the region that are also committed to combating climate change, such as Alcantarilla, Las Torres de Cotillas and Bullas.

To complete, the Biodiversity Foundation, participant in the Life Shara project, presented the evaluation and conclusions obtained from this project on the National Plan of Adaptation to Climate Change and the Good Local Adapt project was also presented as another great example of adaptation to climate change.

19 July, 2019
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Monitoring visit of the project monitor

Last 19th of June, the LIFE ADAPTATE project was visited by Asier Rodríguez (NEEMO monitor), for the review and monitoring of the project. During his stay a meeting was held in Lorca with the Spanish project partners, to check the status of the actions and to make a review of the administrative and financial issues.

In addition, during the meeting the pilot action of Lorca was visited, consisting of the creation of shaded areas through the installation of awnings in one of the busiest streets of the city.

25 June, 2019
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ECCA 2019: European Climate Change Adaptation – Working together to prepare for change

Our partners from INFO and IRRADIARE attend the fourth edition of the European Climate Change Adaptation conference, held in Lisbon, to present the LIFE ADAPTATE project.

This conference aims to disseminate the proposed solutions on the topics of adaptation to climate change and prevention and reduction of the risk of disasters caused by extreme events. In order to promote an increase in the resilience of societies, special attention will be given to the transfer of knowledge between science and innovation, governance and good practices.

This event is a good opportunity to create synergies with other projects related to the same subject.

For more information: https://www.ecca2019.eu/

29 May, 2019
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Raising awareness among young people about Climate Change

Climate change is the greatest challenge humanity has faced in its history and to stop it, it is necessary to know how we have caused it. That is why, within the framework of the LIFE ADAPTATE project, educational talks have been given in a total of 19 educational centres in order to make the youngest people aware of the importance of tackling climate change.

In the talks, fundamental concepts such as the greenhouse effect and global warming were explained and the causes and consequences of climate change were presented. In addition, practical activities were carried out through which the students were made to see that everyone, including themselves, is responsible for this climate change.

The LIFE ADAPTATE project and its expected results, as well as the pilot actions that will be carried out in the participating cities, were also presented in all the talks.

It is worth mentioning the interest shown by all the students as they were not only attentive to all the explanations but also proposed very good measures to put an end to climate change.

25 May, 2019