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30/11/2023 | New project initiated by Dr. Elena Xlopaki: Climate-Resilient Development Pathways in Metropolitan Regions of Europe (CARMINE)

The increasing frequency and intensity of climate and weather extremes associated with climate change challenge adaptation at local and regional levels. The implementation of the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change is fundamentally based on increasing the local resilience of the regions and communities, where enhanced modelling outputs can significantly/tangibly support local adaptation assessments and plans.

In this context, the project “Climate Resilient Development Pathways in Metropolitan Regions of Europe (CARMINE)” bridges the local and regional scales by providing impact-based decision support services and multi-level climate governance to support local adaptation, including both traditional and Nature-Based Solutions. CARMINE’s overarching goal is to help Europe’s metropolitan communities become more climate resilient by co-producing knowledge-based tools, strategies and plans for enhanced adaptation and mitigation actions in line with the Charter of the EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change by 2030.

To achieve this goal, focusing on the 2030-2035 timeframe and with longer perspectives up to 2050, CARMINE proposes an interdisciplinary approach aiming at

  • co-creation and co-development of decision support services and guidelines for enhanced resilience and adaptive capacity, including early warning and disaster risk management systems; 
  • cooperating closely with local to regional communities (stakeholders and users), decision-, and policy-makers (local authorities) to co-develop cross-sectoral frameworks for adaptation and mitigation actions;
  • delivering science-based R&I roadmaps for multi-level climate governance to support local adaptation assessments and plans.

The CARMINE methodology will be implemented in eight selected case study areas, including Prague (CZ), Leipzig (DE), Funen-Odense (DK), Athens (EL), Barcelona (ES), Bologna (IT), Brasiv (RO) and Birmingham (UK). To provide proof of concept, and the project methodology is demonstrated through the digital replication of the climatic and socio-economic characteristics of each area. CARMINE's co-created knowledge and transferable development pathways will be widely disseminated through project networks to drive adaptation in other European metropolitan regions and beyond.

Elena Xoplaki's working group will focus on the following tasks in the project:

  • Integrating climate physical risk assessment models and earth system processes
  • Evaluating socio-economic impacts of climate change and associated risks
  • Co-developing Digital Twin simulations to enhance cross-sectoral climate resilience frameworks