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Sectors: Environment

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Corporations, Development NGOs, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, SMEs, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for Proposals

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Funds for: Contributing to the implementation and development of Union policy and legislation on climate change adaptation
Main beneficiaries: public bodies, private commercial organisations and private non-commercial organisations

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Contributing to the implementation and development of Union policy and legislation on climate change adaptation
Main beneficiaries: public bodies, private commercial organisations and private non-commercial organisations

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To improve the knowledge base for the development, assessment, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of effective climate change adaptation actions and measures, prioritising, where appropriate, those applying an ecosystem-based approach;
* To enhance the capacity to apply that knowledge in practice;
* To facilitate the development and implementation of integrated approaches, such as for climate change adaptation strategies and action plans, at local, regional or national level, prioritising, where appropriate, ecosystem-based approaches;
* To contribute to the development and demonstration of innovative climate change adaptation technologies, systems, methods and instruments that are suitable for being replicated, transferred or mainstreamed

Priorities
* Urban adaptation and land use planning which limits the impacts of climate change;
* Resilience of infrastructure
* Sustainable management of water in drought-prone areas, flood and coastal management;
* Resilience of agricultural, forestry and tourism sectors, including in island and mountain areas;
* Support to the EU’s Outermost Regions: preparedness for extreme weather events, notably in coastal areas

Among financed actions
* Developing and deploying innovative adaptation solutions in urban areas, including in the water, energy and construction sectors;
* Implementing public-private partnerships to mobilise private sector involvement and finance of adaptation;
* Assessing the vulnerability and enhancing resilience of public infrastructure;
* Addressing coastal management, with emphasis on densely populated deltas and coastal cities;
* Addressing adaptation of agriculture to the effects of climate change, with particular attention to vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategie

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 64 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: public bodies, private commercial organisations; private non-commercial oragnisations (including NGOs)