KLIMZUG Northern Hessen
Topic of the practice
Regional Network for Climate Change Adaptation
Good Practice Information
The KLIMZUG Northern Hessen – Regional Network for Climate Change Adaptation consists of research institutions, partners from business, administration and the education sector. The KLIMZUG network aims to identify regional need for adaptation and develop measures for adapting to climate change. To facilitate cooperation among the various stakeholders “Climate adaptation officers” and “Climate adaptation managers” posts were created and a “Climate adaptation academy” was established. The climate adaptation officers provide an interface to the administration, the climate adaptation managers undertake this role for business, and the climate adaptation academy addresses wider civil society groups. The antecedent of this initative was a regional Integrated Climate Protection Plan for the period 2004–2009, which concerned both climate change mitigation and adaptation and took an integrated approach towards these topics.
Evidence of success
Successful implementation of the adaption strategies are expected be obtained by the participation of stakeholders and the governance-innovations of the KLIMZUG Nordhessen network. Innovative elements of the practice include the governance innovations and the methodology for detection and evaluation of climate change impacts.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Hessian Agency for Environment and Geology (HLUG)