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Brussels, 12-14 September 2011
ACT project at the ICLEI European Convention 2011 Cities in Europe 2020 - Enhance sustainability now

The ICLEI European Convention 2011 "Cities in Europe 2020 - Enhance sustainability now!" acted as a forum to discuss the implementation of Europe-wide sustainability measures in cities focusing on the Europe 2020 Strategy and its seven flagship initiatives.
From 12-14 September 2011, over 300 participants from representatives of the business community to ICLEI members and other local government decision makers gathered to engage in high level discussion, share knowledge and gain insight views from experts and pioneer cities innovative solutions.
The three-day programme featured a preliminary review of European local sustainability achievements and the key next steps needed to move Europe and its cities forward in light of the UN Rio + 20 Conference in 2012.
Mr. Cardinaletti, as project manager, presented ACT project on 13th September during the Morning Session on Climate Resilience.
The presentation titled “Towards an integrated adaptation policy for Mediterranean cities via a participatory process: The ACT project” focused on the participatory aspects of the project “Adapting to climate change in time” (ACT). The project aspires to demonstrate that through an inclusive and participatory process, shared by all local actors, it is possible to develop a local adaptation plan. Three pilot cities are currently involved in the project: Ancona (Italy), Patras (Greece) and Bullas (Spain). Project goals include developing a process for the creation of local adaptation strategies. This process will lead to the identification of areas of intervention and specific actions to undertake by directly involving a wide range of local actors that represent all sectors that will be affected by climate change (urban planning, constructions, water management, hydro-geological risk management, health, industrial risk management).


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