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Co-Adapt: Climate adaptation through co-creation

Priority Axis

Adaptation to Climate Change

Specific objective

Adaptation to Climate Change

England

Somerset County Council

Lead partner

Contact

Project budget

7 347 117

ERDF amount

4 408 270

ERDF rate

60%

Start date

01/02/2019

End date

30/09/2022

Common challenge

Co-Adapt identifies 3 barriers to climate adaptation:
  1. we need to move beyond existing actors and empower stakeholders to take practical action through a more open policy process;
  2. unsustainable development & land management practices have degraded ecosystems and the natural water management processes, increasing flooding and exacerbating the effects of drought;
  3. the effects of climate change are very uncertain, yet we need to make adaptation decisions now and need to find flexible, adaptive strategies that do not create high future costs.

New solutions need to be developed and applied to improve resilience. In a context of reduced public financing, better, more robust and cost-effective measures are needed. In response, Co-Adapt’s unique contribution is a strong focus on co-creation of nature based and natural process solutions, in the framework of adaptation pathways – three pillars supporting each other to deliver highly durable results.

Partners

England

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group SouthWest (FWAG SW)

England

National Trust

England

Somerset Wildlife Trust

England

Devon County Council

Netherlands

Open University

Netherlands

Province of North Brabant (PNB)

Netherlands

Municipality of Vlissingen

Belgium/Flanders

Flemish Land Agency

Belgium/Flanders

Province of Antwerp

France

Permanent Centre for Environment Initiatives (CPIE)

France

Boulogne Water Board