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12-13 May 2011
ISPRA workshop Local impact assessment of climate change

In the framework of the Life Project ACT - Adapting to Climate change in Time, the last 12th and 13th May 2011 ISPRA organised a workshop on Local Impact Assessment of climate change in order to provide to the municipalities of Ancona, Bullas and Patras support and coordination to the implementation of their Local impact assessments.
The workshop was divided into two different sessions.
The first one focused on the specific topic Adaptation to Climate Change and Health for the whole morning of May 12. The session focused on the added value of the Environmental and Health approach in planning urban adaptation policies based on results of "Health vulnerability to Climate Change: Assessment and suggested Adaptation Measures for No-Health Sectors”. This report was prepared by ISPRA in the framework of the Life Project and is the result of a Working Group chaired by ISPRA with contributions of representatives from health, civil protection departments and social organizations.
The overall aim of the Workshop was to enhance the awareness on the role of Urban and Environment Policies in preventing health risk from climate change.
The second workshop Local impact assessment: methodological and operational aspects focused on the technical issues concerning the assessments that the municipalities are carrying out in the framework of the Action 3 of the Life ACT Project.
Nine different impacts of climate change on the most vulnerable natural systems and socio-economic sectors are being investigated in the three Mediterranean municipalities: coastal environment, infrastructure, historical and artistic heritage and natural risk (Municipality of Ancona-IT), agriculture and forestry, tourism and soil (Municipality of Bullas-SP), biodiversity, tourism and health (Municipality of Patras-GR).
During the workshop representatives of the three municipalities shared with the technical experts of ISPRA their approaches to the local impact assessment, thus highlighting strengths and barriers.
See the complete programme of the workshop.

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