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Co-Adapt: Climate adaptation through co-creation

Priority Axis

Adaptation to Climate Change

Specific objective

Adaptation to Climate Change

Lead partner

Somerset County Council






Project budget

7 347 117

ERDF amount

4 408 270

ERDF rate



    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.



    Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group SouthWest (FWAG SW)

    National Trust

    Somerset Wildlife Trust

    Devon County Council

    Open University

    Province of North Brabant (PNB)

    Municipality of Vlissingen

    Flemish Land Agency

    Province of Antwerp

    Permanent Centre for Environment Initiatives (CPIE)

    Boulogne Water Board