Action Group 8: To improve risk management and to better manage climate change, including major natural risks prevention

Limited settlement space and climate change lead to increasing exposure and damage risk of private property and infrastructure in the Alps. Different interests need to be balanced (economic, social, mobility and tourism). Therefore new instruments and processes are needed.

Action Group 8 works towards the following objectives:

  • ·     Stocktaking of relevant actors and interests, mapping and enhancing governance structures and processes in the policy fields of risk/hazard management and climate change adaptation
  • ·     Improving risk and adaptation governance mechanisms in the EUSALP region by enhancing, valorizing and leveraging the existing cooperation structure
  • ·     Identification of good practice solutions in tackling challenges in natural hazard and climate change adaptation policy
  • ·     Promoting, developing and implementing local, regional and international pilot projects and programs based on strategic priorities, and exploring funding opportunities on both EU as well as national/regional/private levels

The information of the inciators on climate change serve as background information as the cooperation processes on risk governance are only losely linked to regional statistical information.