Master Adapt’s networking on adaptation: a Workshop on the 25 years of LIFE Programme (Rome, 24 may)

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LIFE Master Adapt, together with LIFE Derris ( and the Italian Local Agenda 21 Association, organized on the 24 May the Conference entitled ‘Climate Change Adaptation: the Experience and Opportunities of LIFE Projects in Italy’ with the goal of creating an important moment for discussing of adaption to climate change, with a multi-stakeholders approach: all the conveneing stakeholders and projects shared experiences and good practices, climate services, planning and technologies available to challenge climate change. (Programme )

The event was also organised as a meeting for all the LIFE projects in Italy that deal with adaptation, with the main aim to start a successful networking.

Below the presentations (in italian) of the conference ‘Climate Change adaptation: the experiences and opportunities of LIFE projects in Italy’ and the reports of the 3 Working Groups that took place in the afternoon (translation will be provided soon):

Presentations Conference ‘Adapting to Climate Change: Experiences and Opportunities of LIFE Projects in Italy’:

The Italian Knowledge Platform– Stefania Betti, Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Sea and Territory

The smart and participatory city: what is the link with adaptation?‘, Elisa Filippi, European Research Area and Projects, ANCI

From the LIFE BLUEAP (Bologna Local Urban Adaptation Plan for a Resilient City) project in Bologna Resilient City – Raffaella Gueze, LIFE BLUEAP, City of Bologna

LIFE DERRIS – Marjorie Breyton, Project Manager, UNIPOL Group (
LIFE MASTER ADAPT– Filippo Arras, Sardinia Autonomous Region (
LIFE SEC Adapt– Francesca Giordano, ISPRA (
LIFE IRIS– Guido Croce, Technical Manager, ERVET (
LIFE Primes– Valeria Pancioli, Agency for Territorial Security and Civil Protection, Emilia-Romagna Region (website)
LIFE RainBO– Stefania Nanni, Technical Project Manager, Lepida Emilia-Romagna (
LIFE UrbanProof– Laura Montanari, City Manager of Reggio Emilia (

(Below is a brief presentation of project objectives).

Reports form the Working Groups:

In the afternoon, 3 Working Groups were held on different subject linked to mainstreaming adaptation. Each of them has drawn up a document that we are reporting below and hopefully can be of assistance in adapting policies at the territorial level.

Working Group 1 ‘Governance and Climate Services, Public-Private Partnership’: Group Report 1

Working Group 2 ‘Planning, City and Territory’: Group Report 2

Working Group 3 ‘Technology and Adaptation Monitoring’: Group Report 3

(tranlsation will be published soon)

The LIFE projects involved:

LIFE DERRIS (Disaster Risk Risk Reduction InSurance) – Derris is the first European project targeted at PA and small and medium-sized enterprises to reduce the risks caused by extreme climatic events. DERRIS intends to carry out a self-assessment tool to measure risk and take emergency prevention and emergency management measures in companies.

LIFE MASTER ADAPT – MASTER ADAPT intends to develop an operational and integrated methodology for regional, metropolitan cities and town consortia to incorporate adaptation to climate change into their plans and programs A key element for your area.

LIFE BLUE AP, a project already concluded, has drafted the Local Adaptation Plan of the City of Bologna that will make the city more resilient and prepared to manage the consequences of climate change. Within the project, the Municipality of Bologna also implemented a Local Climate Profile, involving stakeholders and citizens present in the area.

LIFE SEC Adapt intends to adopt and update the “Sustainable Energy Community” (SEC) model, improving climate change governance as a best practice for developing the virtuous adaptation process of local authorities under the coordination of authorities and agencies Regional development.

LIFE IRIS aims to support companies, especially SMEs, in becoming more resilient to climate change by identifying specific adaptation measures. Business solutions will be analyzed and proposed for companies to tackle overwhelmingly climate-related events that endanger production and installations or compromise the functionality of the land infrastructure.

LIFE Primes aims to reduce the damage caused to the territory and the population by events such as floods, floods and floods due to intense meteorological phenomena through the development of homogeneous and interregional information and information systems and procedures, the definition of risk scenarios And the creation of a shared web space with local communities.

LIFE RainBO wants to develop a monitoring infrastructure that combines hydrological, soil and rainfall patterns, aimed at greater accuracy in predicting possible damage caused by extreme meteorological events.

LIFE UrbanProof wants to increase the municipal resilience to climate change by providing them with a powerful tool to support a more informed decision-making process on adaptation planning to climate change. Some small-scale “green” and “soft” adaptation measures will also be implemented in the municipalities.