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Picture of he two YouthCORE representatives Sophie Jäger and Timo Klocker with the Bavarian experts of the three ENCORE topics (from left) Dr Philipp Sprau (Circular Economy), Dr Andreas Zehm (Ecosystem Services), Sabine Islebe (European Union), Nicolas Krajewski (Education for Sustainable Development) and Martin Ettinger (Climate Action)

Expert workshop in Munich on climate change adaptation of EU Regions

On 30.05.-01.6.2022 the ENCORE / TAIEX expert workshop took place in Munich. The meeting was held partly at IFAT and partly at the conference hotel Schloss Fürstenried with 40 participants from over 20 regions of the EU.
The aim of the workshop was to bring together experts of climate adaptation and in “blue infrastructure” for the exchange of knowledge and best practices. The challenges of adapting to climate change are particularly important for regional and local actors in Europe. The issue is relevant throughout the European Union, but shows a different face in each Region. The consequences are clearly visible in the Regions, and it is here that action must be taken and where the dramatic effects of climate change must be countered. European or national strategies have to be implemented individually. Recommendations for action must be adapted to local conditions. Therefore, exchange at the regional level is extremely important. Diverse geographical features require efforts for a wide range of adaptation strategies and measures.
The Experts of the ENCORE Regions exchanged experiences of equally diverse geographical regions in Europe in the three days of the event, both in terms of practical experience with projects and experiences with strategic and administrative approaches.
The workshop saw 16 Expert presentations, focussing on climate change adaptation in cities, in vulnerable landscapes and in river basins. Focus was also laid on climate adaptation strategies. The results and key messages shall be incorporated in an ENCORE policy paper on “climate action” which shall be among others directed to the European Commission.
The framework of the IFAT (https://ifat.de/en/), the world´s leading international trade fair for environmental technologies, gave the participants the opportunity to see the latest approaches to technologies and innovations for practical implementation.
In the aftermath of the meeting, Director Lawrence Meredith from DG NEAR of the EC has sent a Tweet on the event:
https://twitter.com/LMeredithEU/status/1531916025989672960?cxt=HHwWgMC9rcvgusIqAAAA
We thank all experts for their participation and for three exciting and inspiring days in Munich!

ENCORE Presidency: Ms Ellen Mulder-Metselaar, Manager Foreign Relations & Lobby, Province of Gelderland and Mr Jim Conway, Director, Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly (EMRA), IrelandSecretary General and Presidency of the ENCORE Network: Mr Thorsten Glauber, Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Ms Ellen Mulder-Metselaar, Manager Foreign Relations & Lobby, Province of Gelderland and Mr Jim Conway, Director, Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly (EMRA), IrelandENCORE Secretary General with Climate Adaptation Experts of ENCORE Regions: Mr Adolfo Uriarte, Director of Climate Change and Natural Heritage of the Department of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment, Basque Region, Spain; Mr Leon Claassen, Projectmanager CO2SAND, Province of Gelderland; Mr Thorsten Glauber, Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Secretary General of the ENCORE Network; Ms Anna Georgieva Lagell, Coordinator Climate Adaptation, County Administrative Board Västra Götaland, Sweden; Mr Régis Ingouf, Head of water, aquatic environments and risks department, Region Occitanie, FranceMr Thorsten Glauber, Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Secretary General of the ENCORE Network with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg E. Drewes, Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, Technical University of Munich

Event “„Climate Adaptation and Blue Infrastructure – Examples across European ENCORE Regions“ Forum Water, IFAT Fair 2022 with Mr Thorsten Glauber, Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Secretary General of the ENCORE Network and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg E. Drewes, Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, Technical University of MunichKeynote Mr Thorsten Glauber, Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Secretary General of the ENCORE Network at the Event “„Climate Adaptation and Blue Infrastructure – Examples across European ENCORE Regions“, Forum Water, IFAT Fair 2022Ms Anna Georgieva Lagell, Coordinator Climate Adaptation, County Administrative Board Västra Götaland, SwedenMr Régis Ingouf, Head of water, aquatic environments and risks department, Region Occitanie, France

Mr Leon Claassen, Projectmanager CO2SAND, Province of Gelderland, The NetherlandsMr Adolfo Uriarte, Director of Climate Change and Natural Heritage of the Department of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment, Basque Region, SpainPresenter Ms Jane Korck, Water Management and Geology, Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection