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Project name: Cooperation for effective response to climate change impact on the local level
Country / Region: Slovakia, Košický
Priority: Priority 2: Enhance environmental quality
Area of intervention: Measure 2.2 Emergency Preparedness
Action:
Project targets: 1.) Raise awareness of local public authorities representatives and broad public in a chosen cross-border (SK-UA-HU) region on threats coming from climate change and impacts on their region (enlightenment campaign).
2.) Develop and deliver of education program for elected and executive representatives of local public authorities in a chosen cross-border (SK-UA-HU) region to effectively and efficiently use their power and tools to adapt to or/and mitigate climate change effects in the local scale.
3.) Elaborate decision-making policies and strategies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change, including prevention and mitigation of the floods and other natural disasters impact on both local and regional (chosen region) level.
4.) Prepare set of recommendations for changes in legal, institutional and strategic framework in each participating country to improve enabling environment for and equip local governments with tools and power better tackle challenges stemming from climate change on the local level.
Project results: Educated and motivated representatives of public authorities in the chosen region(s) (linked geographically and/or addressing the same/similar challenge(s)) capable to incorporate climate change impacts into the decision-making process.
Aware public in the chosen region claiming effective and efficient measures to mitigate and adapt to local impacts of climate change.
Modular training program tailored for local government representatives in the field of climate change.
Developed climate change reaction policies and strategies on local and regional level in the chosen region(s).
Elaborated recommendations for improving enabling environment and enhancement of local public authorities to address the climate change impact.
Promotion materials and web-site for specific experience and information sharing as far as the adaptation to and mitigation of climate change impacts concern.

By the project accomplishment assumptions for more effective and efficient dealing with climate change impacts on the local and regional level will be created.
Experiences, materials and approach can be replicable within each participating country and for another crossborder region as well.
Description: Present and oncoming climate change has got a negative impact upon Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary and particularly on its marginalized regions. The negative effects of the climate change become evident already in the last decade of the past century and they become larger until today. It has and will have the direct effect upon the social and economical situation of the regions, cities and towns – above all in jeopardizing human lives and health, threats to properties and last but not least this effect will negatively influence access to the resources of vital concern.
Lack of awareness and knowledge and insufficient power and tools within local public authorities, as well as lack of public pressure result in inadequate response to the climate change impacts on the local level.
The project goal is: raise awareness, motivation and build capacity of the local governments for better public governance regarding the issue of climate change and introduction of climate change issues into the decision-making process and activities of the public administration.
Estimated budget:
Estimated duration: 24 months

Partners needed

Organisation type: Non-governmental organization (association, cooperative, church, independent foundation etc.)
Country / Region: Ukraine, Zakarpatska
Criterias: There are expected project partners coming preferably from professional non-governmental and university sector dealing with environment and/or governance issues on the local and regional level, from Ukraine (Zakarpatska, Ivano-Frankivska) and Hungary (Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, Sabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg).
As project associates the local and central governments and/or their associations are envisaged.

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Contact details

Name: Ladislav Hegyi
Organisation: Carpathian Development Institute
Organisation type: Non-governmental organization (association, cooperative, church, independent foundation etc.)
Country / Region: Slovakia, Košický
City/Village: 04001, Kosice
Address: Florianska 17
Phone: 00421557994921
Mobile: 00421903628503
Fax: 00421557994922
E-mail: kri@kri.sk
Website: http://www.kri.sk
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