Climate change – challenges for civil protection

02.03.2020

Climate change – challenges for civil protection

On 25 February, the Civil protection service of Šibenik organized, in collaboration with the Šibenik-Knin County, the City of Knin and the Polytechnic “Marko Marulić” in Knin, a round table entitled “Climate change - challenges for civil protection”. The aim of the round table was to promote climate change adaptation, to inform operational forces on possible impacts of climate change in comparison with the current standard operational practices, as well as to gather proposals for the project development with the aim of improving awareness and competences on climate change adaptation. More than 60 participants, including representatives of the local administrative units of the County, the Institute for Spatial Planning, academia, operational forces of the civil and fire protection, police, health and rescue sectors, army, forestry and national parks, as well as the civil society attended the meeting. PAP/RAC opened the round table by introducing the topic with the latest scientific findings and social responses, opening the discussion by focusing on the emergency of the issue and on the systemic action needed. Also, PAP/RAC presented the currently implemented EU Interreg Italy-Croatia “Adriadapt” project, emphasizing the importance of the future information platform being under development. The meeting participants were updated with the implementation of the Costal Plan for Šibenik-Knin County and informed on the i-Storm project by the representative of the Croatian Hydrological and Meteorological Institute. They  were also informed about the extreme hydrological situation in the County, briefed about the importance of education by the Mayor of Knin, and about the impacts of the climate change on the woods in the region by representatives of the Croatian Forests. Finally, the participants were introduced with the challenges the local Fire department is facing in order to secure sound prevention and safety of the citizens in the new climate conditions we are already experiencing.

Adriadapt training course at Vodice
Adriadapt training course at Vodice
21.02.2020

The Adriadapt training course on adaptation to climate change was organised for the experts and technicians of the City of Vodice (local partners in the Adriadapt Project). It took...