Interreg Climate Change Network in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24)

Saturday, 8 December, 2018
Katowice, Poland

Climate change affects all territories. To better understand and adapt to it, we need to work together. In the European Union, there are around 35 territorial cooperation programmes, known as Interreg, which recognize this need. Each of the programmes offer funding opportunities for relevant public organisations, to develop and implement specific projects related to climate change. Interact has established a thematic community of programme experts working with climate change in order to enable exchange and stimulate inter-programme cooperation.

The twenty-fourth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) took place in Katowice from 2 to 14 December 2018, convened under the Presidency of Poland. The EU, as a member of this conference, hosted side events at a dedicated pavilion. On 8 December 2018, the Interreg Climate Change Network held a session presenting "Interreg contribution to climate change adaptation: discover results and funding opportunities". The aim of this session was to show examples of relevant projects, and to provide the audience with information about how to benefit from the current funding research opportunities available.
The event started with a ‘meet-the-expert’ session where the visitors could find useful information about Interreg and concrete projects and tools, such as www.keep.eu database and the www.interreg.eu portal.
The session dedicated to showing Interreg’s contributions to Climate Change adaptation took place in room “Vienna” of the EU Pavilion. The session started with a brief introduction to ‘what is Interreg’ and a presentation of the Interact Climate Change Network. This was supported by two dedicated videos produced especially for this occasion:

▪ Interreg Climate Change Network - the reasons why (link)
▪ Interreg results in combating climate change (link)

 

 

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