Croatian DesirMED Project Partners Gather to Plan Future Steps


Croatian DesirMED Project Partners Gather to Plan Future Steps

On July 5, 2024, Split-Dalmatia County hosted a meeting for the Croatian DesirMED project partners, including PAP/RAC, to discuss their upcoming collaborative efforts

Located in the central part of the Adriatic Sea, Split-Dalmatia County is one of five demonstration regions participating in the five-year DesirMED project. Funded by the European Union's Horizon Europe programme and led by the Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC), the project aims to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean region.

The county, with its highly urbanised coastal areas, faces significant climate threats such as rising sea levels, heat waves, droughts, floods, and coastal storms. The meeting in Split-Dalmatia County focused on leveraging the County’s Marine Environment and Coastal Area Management Plan, which is essential for informing decision-makers and stakeholders about current conditions, challenges, risks, and recommended management and development practices.

Representatives from project partners - The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Geodesy of the University of Split, and the Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development “Sunce,” joined PAP/RAC and Split-Dalmatia County project team members at the meeting.

A key outcome of this gathering was the agreement to establish a working group under the Advisory Council for Integrated Coastal Area Planning and Management of Split-Dalmatia County. This group will be dedicated to promoting Nature-based Solutions, the main theme of the DesirMED project, with a special focus on Kaštela Bay as one of the project's focal areas.

Additionally, PAP/RAC will summarise the Coastal Plan for Split-Dalmatia County in English and French, which will be available to the public through the AdriAdapt knowledge platform. This platform provides various adaptation options, practical cases, guideline documents, legal frameworks, and other useful materials on climate change adaptation.

The Association “Sunce” will organise communication activities, including radio broadcasts featuring Croatian project partners, to underscore collaborative actions and innovative solutions to address climate challenges and ensure sustainable development of the region.

More information about the project is available here
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