en-USel-GR
Δράσεις

The LIFE-IP AdaptInGR project is implemented through five groups of actions (A, C, D, E and F). The synergies and interrelations among the different actions are illustrated in the following chart.

C.1. Monitoring and evaluation of adaptation policy in Greece – Review of the Greek National Adaptation Strategy and the Regional Adaptation Action Plans

Action C.1 concerns the implementation of the methodologies and indicators (i.e. M&E framework) developed in Action A.2 for the monitoring & evaluation of the National Adaptation Strategy and the Regional Adaptation Action Plans. Moreover, peer-to-peer visits for the national authorities’ staff members will be organized for each adaptation priority sector/thematic area, based on the needs identified in Action A.1.

Two monitoring & evaluation cycles will be performed (January 2021 - December 2022; January 2023- December 2024) aiming to identify and resolve bottlenecks, to prioritize measures and to propose funding priorities for the ESIF and the Green Fund. The two monitoring & evaluation cycles will also test the functionality, applicability and effectiveness of the methodologies and indicators.

Furthermore, Action C.1 includes updating the 2011 study on “environmental, economic and social impacts of climate change in Greece”, developed at the initiative of the Climate Change Impacts Study Committee (CCISC) of the Bank of Greece and served as a basis for the National Adaptation Strategy. The update will draw upon climate projections produced in Action A.4 and latest scientific developments.

The updated climate change impact report for Greece and the results of the two monitoring & evaluation cycles will form the basis for the review and revision of the National Adaptation Strategy and for drafting the terms of reference for the review of the  13 Regional Adaptation Action Plans

Action C.1 Leader:

Ministry of Environment and Energy

Start date:

01/01/2021

End date:

31/12/2026

C.2. Implementation of pilot CCA actions in 3 Regions

Action C.2 concerns the implementation of demonstrative regional projects in four priority adaptation sectors in the Regions of Ionian Islands, Sterea Ellada and Western Greece. It specifically concerns:

  • • the implementation of tendering procedures for pilot project studies and/or construction works defined in Action A.3,
  • • the production of high-resolution climate projections for the pilot project areas; NOA will employ downscaling techniques, prepared in Action A.4,
  • • the elaboration of pilot project studies,
  • • the implementation of a number of measures in the studies throughout LIFE-IP AdaptInGR and the identification of complementary funding to implement the remaining measures,
  • • organisation of demonstration visits to the sites of pilot projects.

Pilot (demonstrative) projects:

Flood risk management:
  • • Delineation of Inahos river in the regional unit of Aetolia-Acarnania (Region of Western Greece).
  • • Flood control in Drimatotrema in Lianokladi area of the regional unit of Phthiotis (Region of Sterea Ellada).
  • • Sarantaporos stream bed formulation in Amarynthos beach in Euboea Island (Region of Sterea Ellada).
Coastal zone management:
  • • Assessment, monitoring and recording of the coastal erosion in the Ionian Islands using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) (Region of Ionian Islands).
  • • Coastal zone management in Kalamaki beach in Western Achaia (Region of Western Greece).
Forest fires in drought-prone areas:
  • • Forest fire prevention in Peristeri and Geraki areas in Municipality of Ilida (Region of Western Greece).
Sustainable water management:
  • • Cleaning of the drainage system in the former Lake Xynias (Region of Sterea Ellada)
Action C.2 Leader:

National Technical University of Athens

Start date:

01/01/2021

End date:

30/09/2026

C.3. Implementation of pilot CCA actions in 5 municipalities

Action C.3 concerns the implementation of demonstrative regional projects in three priority adaptation sectors in the Municipalities of Agioi Anargyroi-Kamatero, Katerini, Komotini (Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Company), Larissa and Rhodes. It specifically concerns:

  • • the implementation of tendering procedures for pilot project studies and/or construction works defined in Action A.3,
  • • the production of high-resolution climate projections for the pilot project areas; NOA will employ downscaling techniques, prepared in Action A.4,
  • • the elaboration of pilot project studies,
  • • the implementation of a number of measures in the studies throughout LIFE-IP AdaptInGR and the identification of complementary funding to implement the remaining measures,
  • • organisation of demonstration visits to the sites of pilot projects.

Pilot (demonstrative) projects:

Coastal zone management:
  • • Coastal zone management at the North-Western (NW) coast of the island of Rhodes.
Sustainable water management:
  • • Network for the collection of rainwater in Gerovouno area and its successive transfer to the Antonis Tritsis park of the Athens metropolitan area (Municipality of Agioi Anargyroi-Kamatero).
  • • Water resources management in the municipal department of Aigeiros in the Municipality Komotini.
Urban land-use planning and construction:
  • • Urban regeneration of public spaces and creation of green spaces in the Municipality of Katerini.
  • • Urban regeneration of public buildings in the Municipality of Larissa.
Action C.3 Leader:

National Technical University of Athens

Start date:

01/01/2021

End date:

31/12/2025

C.4: Development of pilot assessments and adaptation guidelines for landscapes, land uses and cultural heritage

Action C.4 will implement the integrated climate change adaptation monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework developed in the A2.2 Sub-Action and model the effects of climate change on nine case studies -three different types of cases: at least two landscape transects, at least two Regions and two character areas within the Regions,  including two within NATURA 2000 sites, as well as on five case studies for cultural heritage (archaeological/historc sites/monuments), on the basis of climate projection produced in Action A.4. In addition, the Action will assess whether the measures proposed in the RAAPs successfully address climate change impacts and will propose additional adaptation measures. Adaptation measures for the two NATURA 2000 sites will be identified together with the LIFE-IP 4 NATURA project and will be integrated in the relevant NATURA management plans.

Based on this assessment, guidelines for climate change adaptation with regard to landscape, land uses and cultural heritage in Greece will be elaborated.

The Pilot transects (landscape & land uses) will be selected from the following list:

  • - Nestos (Stavroupoli – Keramoti) - Avdira – Vistonida transect (73km)
  • - Ioannina – Zagoria transect (39km)
  • - Pylos - Anc. Messini – Taygetos – Mystras – Sparta and Elos– Monemvasia transects (104km)
  • - Delos – Rinia – Tinos transect (19km)
  • - Itea– Delphi – Mt. Parnassos transect (28km)
  • - Mitilini – Kalloni – Sigri transect (52km)
  • - Chania – Lefka Ori – Samaria Gorge and Chersonissos- Dikti – Anapodiaris transects (85 km)
  • - Natura 2000 site #1 in the area of the Decentralized Administration of Epirus and Western Macedonia and
  • - Natura 2000 site #2 in the area of the Region of Attica.

The cultural heritage (5) Pilot case studies will be selected from the following list:

  • - Archaeological site of Ancient Messene
  • - Archaeological site of Delos
  • - Church of Porta Panagia in the regional unit of Trikala
  • - Traditional village(s) of the Central Zagori Area
  • - Old town of Corfu.
  • Archaeological site of Delphi
  • - Archaeological site of Mystras
Action C.4 Leader:

ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Society for the Environment and Cultural

Start date:

01/10/2020

End date:

31/03/2026

C.5: Analysis of synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, in view of the 2050 long-term low emission strategy

Action C.5 seeks to provide an integrated framework for the future planning of climate policies in Greece. It will analyse the synergies and trade-offs between the national mitigation and adaptation policies. The analysis results will feed both into the review of the Greek National Adaptation Strategy (Action C.1) and into updates of the National Plan for Energy and Climate and into the 2050 long-term low emission strategy.

Action C.4 Leader:

National Center for Environment and Sustainable Development

Start date:

01/01/2021

End date:

31/12/2022

C.6: Capacity building for adaptation implementation and mainstreaming at national, regional and local level

Action C.6 aims to strengthen the capacity of public authorities and institutions that need to comprehend the concept of adaptation and mainstream adaptation considerations into policy planning and implementation. The Action includes the implementation of:

  • • 13 regional 3-day workshops, one per Region, aiming to provide adequate information and know-how to the full range of regional adaptation stakeholders: elected officials, public authorities’ personnel and groups of stakeholders. Wherever possible, the regional workshops will be followed by the regional awareness raising events described in Action E.1.
  • • 2 national capacity workshops addressed the personnel of government departs (ministries etc.) as well as stakeholders from the public and private sectors. The national workshops will include a session on local administration authorities, where local adaptation projects will be presented and discussed in an attempt to find similarities, promote good examples and share ways of adapting to climate change at a local level.
Action C.6 Leader:

Green Fund

Start date:

01/07/2020

End date:

30/09/2026

C.7. Development and operation of the Greek national adaptation hub

Action C.7 concerns the development an open online national adaptation hub, drawing from the experience of the European Environmental Agency (https://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/) and other European countries. The hub will provide tools and resources for assisting decision-makers in the different steps of the adaptation policy cycle, as well as to raise awareness among the different target groups on adaptation, including citizens. It will also promote the sharing of good practices and provide access to the climate datasets and maps produced in Action A.4

Action C.7 Leader:

National Center for Environment and Sustainable Development

Start date:

01/01/2019

End date:

31/12/2026

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Unsubscribe

GDPR COMPLIANCE

By signing up, you agree to the Privacy Policy and you will be receiving our newsletters.

The Ministry of Environment & Energy

General Directorate for Environmental Policy
Climate Change & Air Quality Directorate

Climate Change Department

Address: 147 Patission Str., 112 51, Athens, Greece

Tel.: 210.8643.015

adapt@prv.ypeka.gr