Climate change, risk management and prevention

Climate change, risk management and prevention

Climate change, risk management and prevention

Recommendations

AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

  • Towards the cross-border management of climate change adaptation and hazard risk prevention
    - Establish a legal framework (a convention, or body such as the EGTC, etc.) for the joint cross-border management of initiatives for climate change adaptation and risk management, supported by local authorities and stakeholders.
    - Find funding mechanisms for cross-border investment, and support for national, regional and European co-financing (Interreg programmes, ERDF, EAFRD or EMFF regional programmes), acting jointly if applicable (integrated territorial investment, local development, etc.).
  • Climate change as a component of the sustainable development of cross-border areas
    - Develop shared observation (GIS, etc.).
    - Develop cross-border strands of the Territorial Climate and Energy Plans for border territories.
    - Strengthen coordination and planning at the local cross-border level, the involvement of elected representatives, the awareness and participation of citizens and businesses.

AT THE REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVELS

  • Towards multi-level governance of climate change adaptation in cross-border contexts
    - Provide support, especially at the regional level, for local authorities in the exercise of their competences (powers) in matters of climate change adaptation and cross-border risk management.
    - Organise coordination by border at higher levels (regional, national) under bi-/multi-lateral agreements, involving local communities (following the model of governance of strategies for the Baltic Sea and Danube macro-regions).
    - Coordinate, adapt and harmonize legislation and legal and technical regulations  at national and regional levels to meet the needs of cross-border territories.

AT THE EUROPEAN LEVEL

  • Community support for cross-border activities in the field of climate change adaptation and risk management
    - Adapting the European framework (legislation and Community initiatives) the specificity of the cross-border context.
    - Develop methodologies and harmonise data.
    - Continue to support cross-border cooperation (cohesion policy).
    - Facilitate the capitalisation and transfer of experiences between cross-border areas on matters of climate change and risk prevention.