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Climate Change - Adapting to The Impacts, by Communities in Northern Peripheral Regions 1.15 (Clim-ATIC)
Start date: Dec 31, 2007, End date: Feb 27, 2011 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Clim-ATIC will develop, and create a sustainable, self-financing service to disseminate, knowledge to support the sustainability of rural communities across the Northern Periphery, enabling them to adapt to likely direct and indirect impacts of climate change. During the project, community stakeholders will work in partnership with public sector and academic institutions to explore the potential for different community sectors to develop adaptation capacity, and deliver real adaptations under priority themes for the Northern Periphery, providing local economic and social advantages. Achievements: Each region has now produced locally relevant climate change vulnerability scenarios. A variety of climate change impact visualisations and communication tools have been used to enable a range of community groups to identify the impacts that are relevant to them. In appropriate cases this has lead to the development of either stand alone community climate change adaptation strategies, or adaptation strategies that are integrated with mitigation, energy or tourism strategies. Clim-ATIC is currently implementing 12 adaptation demonstration projects under 4 themes: Theme 1: Sustainable transport 1. Demonstrating shared community use of a sustainably fuelled (Electric) vehicle in a rural area; Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. 2. Adaptation within Destination Åre to changing travel patterns caused by climate change, Sweden. 3. Adapting dog sledging to changes in the arctic climate, Greenland. Theme 2: Sustainable energy management 4. Awareness raising, training and promotion for the local wood fuel industry in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. 5. Adapting a local woodland management plan to the impacts of climate change, Lycksele, Sweden. 6. A demonstration project to use waste from the fishing industry to create energy in the form of bio-gas or bio-oil, in Sisimiut, Greenland. Theme 3: Tourism opportunities 7. 'Stay & Play' - selling alternative activities to the winter sports market in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland 8. Future tourism prospects for local communities in Finnish Lapland 9. Develop a prototype lightweight and sustainable tourist hut in Greenland. Theme 4: Risk management and response 10. A river restoration project in Glen Urquhart, Scotland, to increase ecological and social benefits, whist mitigating flood risk. 11. A GIS flood risk management system in Kittilä and Rovaniemi, Finland 12. Early Warning – developing and testing a people-centered system of early warnings for extreme weather events, by the use of modern technology, the County of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. From these projects, transnational lessons were learnt and recorded about how local capacity development could be better supported, through increased knowledge, policy changes or funding. All this knowlege has been written up as case studies, recorded as podcasts and incorporated into training material on www.climatechangeadaptation.infoProducts and servicesTitle: Climate Change Adaptation Resource Public training modules compiling community adaptation experience and good practices on vulnerability assessment and scenario development, communication techniques, decision making and adaptation strategy development and adaptation implementation, which is be delivered through an informal collaboration of national adaptation organisations, supported by a business plan.More information see: ,
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  • 2007 - 2013 Northern Periphery
  • Project on KEEP Platform
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