Open European Day features Climate Alliance’s work on Adaptation
Setting the focus on mainstreaming adaptation and changing working routines
Climate Alliance’s work on adaption was featured prominently during the 4th Open European Day, held on 3 May 2017 in Bonn, Germany. During the event’s opening plenary, Sirpa Hertell of the Committee of the Regions highlighted Climate Alliance messages on adaptation. Hertell worked intensively with Climate Alliance and especially its Working Group on Adaptation throughout 2016 to draft the Committee of the Regions opinion on Review of the EU Urban Adaptation Strategy. Later in the day, Climate Alliance’s Open European Day session entitled “Mainstreaming adaption and changing working routines” served to further reinforce Climate Alliance activities on adaptation. During the session, Working Group member Piero Pelizzaro shared his thoughts on redesigning municipal administrations to more effectively pursue climate action strategies. Climate Alliance’s involvement in the Open European Day thus afforded Working Group members yet another opportunity to exchange with other municipal experts as well as representatives of key European institutions such as the European Environment Agency and the European Investment Bank.
The Open European Day stands as the annual event on resilience. The 2017 edition was co-organised by ICLEI and the European Environment Agency and held within the framework of the Bonn resilient Cities Conference.