EU project SOCLIMPACT set up this event as the first summit of many more annual meetings that will be held hereafter to continue combat the impacts of Climate Change on European islands and the rest of the world.
The First European Island Summit on Climate Change brought together academics, island focal points of the 12 EU islands and outermost regions case studies, and panellists of the European Commission to analyse co-benefits and time-lead pathways for adaptation that will build more resilient archipelagos.
The meeting’s main objective was to gain awareness among high-level European representatives and regional policymakers on SOCLIMPACT’s results and involve them in the sustainable use of the knowledge generated by the project, and its application in the policy design reformulation.
One of the hot topics of discussion was the the Regional Exchange Information System and the Adaptation Support Tool for Islands, a climate service developed by the SOCLIMPACT project (soclimpact.net) which aims to facilitate networking, not only by supporting regional adaptation policies but also to promote the mainstreaming of the adaptation outcomes into the EU Adaptation Strategy. Hence, REIS platform offers a huge opportunity for all islands to discuss intensively and to establish a benchmark for Adaptation and Blue Growth.
SOCLIMPACT set up this event as the first summit of many more annual meetings that will be held hereafter to continue joining forces and combat the impacts of Climate Change on European islands and the rest of the world.
The program can be downloaded HERE
Watch the event recording HERE
More info at: https://soclimpact.net/