The Project

Development of National Climate Adaptation Network project (CLIM-NET/HUN)

The project aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of the exposure of impacts of climate change at local level, and to develop a model for a local climate adaptation network of experts which can support the work of the municipalities and local authorities in how to include climate aspects in future development plans and spatial planning. The project provides capacity building activities for local authorities, local decision-makers and local stakeholders about climate adaptation, involving local authorities and sub-regional stakeholders from the following regions of Hungary: North Hungary, Western Transdanubia, Southern Great Plain, and the western part of Central Hungary (including the west side of Budapest).

The project team elaborates methodology based on available international and national literature and best practice examples, develops capacity building tools as training materials and a communication strategy aiming at raising climate awareness at local level.

Project experts provide a complex training programme on climate adaptation including information on the financial, legal and policy instruments, and they also conduct courses. The training manual will serve as extensive guidance material on how to develop local spatial planning strategies by integrating climate adaptation aspects. The courses will promote the establishment of a national climate network of experts providing support for improving adaptive capacity and enhancing climate resilience at local level.

The project is financed by the EEA Grants, the fund of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Programme: HU04 Adaptation to Climate Change
Call: C2 – Local climate change adaptation capacity building
Project title: C2-2 Development of National Climate Adaptation Network (CLIM-NET/HUN)
Grant number: EEA-C2-2
Project promoter: Dipol Humánpolitikai Intézet Kft.
Project partners: Atrois Training & Consulting Kft, Nemzeti Környezetügyi Intézet, Wessling Hungary Kft, Vestlandsforsking Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI)
Project implementation period: May 2015 – April 2016
Awarded Grant Amount: EUR 669,876
Fund: EEA Grants