International Project Which Has Helped To Implement First Climate Change Adaptation Activities In Slovakia, Ukraine And Hungary Is Drawing To An End

Three climate change adaptation strategies in three cities or regions in Slovakia, Hungary and Ukraine, within preparation of which 170 employees of local public administration authorities learnt about the topic of climate change adaptation in detail. Sixty teachers, active citizens and journalists will help to spread the information about these challenges. An international Network of Climate Change Adaptation advisory Centres in Hungary, Ukraine and Slovakia and the website on climate change adaptation for local public administration, journalists and active citizens in four languages – Hungarian, Ukrainian, Slovak and English – were created. Two publications on the topic of climate change and climate change adaptation with the print run of more than 3,000 were published and distributed in each of the partner countries. These are only few examples of results and outcomes of the “LOC CLIM ACT – Local acting on climate change impact” international project. The project has been implemented since September 2012 to the end of February 2015 by the Carpathian Development Institute (CDI) from Košice and by project partners: FORZA “Agency for sustainable development of the Carpathian region” from Uzhgorod (Ukraine); State Administration of Rakhiv District (Ukraine) and NORRIA - North Hungarian Regional Innovation Agency from Miskolc (Hungary). Project outcomes and outputs indicate that the aim of the project – to create environment supporting climate change adaptation by means of cross-border cooperation – was accomplished. The closing conference which took place in Košice on 26 February 2015 marked the end of the project. Almost 100 participants heard about the project outcomes and the current as well as expected climate change and its impacts in the region of North-East Hungary, in Transcarpathian region and Rakhiv district in Ukraine and in the region of Eastern Slovakia with particular focus on the town of Kežmarok and its surroundings were introduced. Special focus was on the presentation of climate change adaptation strategies for 3 selected locations which have been drafted in the course of the project as means of continuing the project activities even after the end of the project. More info you may find on and web-sites of the LOC-CLIM-ACT project partners: Carpathian Development Institute, (KRI), NGO FORZA, Agency for Sustainable development of Carpathian Region, Rakhiv rayon administration, NORRIA, North-Hungarian Regional Innovation Agency,