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RESILIENCE IN EUROPE THROUGH ACTIVATING CITY HUBS REACHING OUT TO USERS WITH TRIPLE-A CLIMATE ADAPTATION TOOLS

Project description

Building on the Triple-A climate toolkit

European cities need support to build resilience to climate change. This is the goal of the EU-funded REACHOUT project. It will build next-level climate services that support adaptation decision-making in seven City Hubs across Europe. Serving as accelerators for regional and national upscaling, these hubs will serve as living labs for the co-creation of services with government, citizens and the private sector. The project will support engagement with municipalities, citizens and the private sector by implementing a Triple-A approach that has been successfully applied in the Dutch National Spatial Adaptation programme. REACHOUT will also further improve EU data sets and tools established by earlier activities undertaken through Horizon 2020, Copernicus, Global Earth Observation System of Systems and the Joint Research Centre.

Objective

REACHOUT will advance Climate Services for urban environments in 7 City Hubs across Europe, developing adaptation strategies integrated in climate resilient urban development. Our climate services will be tailored, visualized and presented in attractive climate story maps. In a series of City Hub workshops, we build up the narratives through engagement with municipalities within the region, citizens and the private sector. Not reinventing the wheel we implement an approach based on proven success in many cities across the world. The underlying Triple-A approach has been successfully applied in the Dutch National Spatial Adaptation program reaching most municipalities in the Netherlands. We will enrich and improve the Triple-A approach unlocking the potential of EU datasets and tools established by earlier H2020, Copernicus, GEOSS & JRC activities. We will improve existing tools and services through an agile development process, enhancing relevance by including possibilities for crowd sourcing and engagement of citizens and private sector. City Hubs apply the toolkit and provide the platforms for co-creation.

EU wide upscaling is achieved through a City Hub approach and through connection to national and EU service platforms. C40 and R-Cities networks strengthen outreach and upscaling towards hundreds of cities world-wide. Our private sector partner APG is one of the world?s largest pension investors, responsible for the management of 560 billion euros in pension funds for 4.7 million participants. APG manages assets in five of the seven City Hubs. REACHOUT brings together a highly experienced transdisciplinary team with comprehensive knowledge on climate change adaptation and climate services, experience in working in cities. Our consortium will bridge the last mile and engage citizens and the private sector through active participation, building capacity and fostering collective action towards ambitions, addressing climate-related vulnerability.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GD-2020

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Sub call

H2020-LC-GD-2020-2

Coordinator

STICHTING DELTARES
Net EU contribution
€ 874 000,00
Address
BOUSSINESQWEG 1
2629 HV Delft
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 874 000,00

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