Summary of the action:
The climate is becoming increasingly unpredictable and extreme, requiring new innovative tactics to prevent disasters, and address risks. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, endorsed by the UN GA in 2015, marks the shift from disaster management, to disaster risk management. CASCADE targets this need – to develop risk assessment methodologies focusing on climate change risks, tailor-made for the local level, and specifically for the BSR.
The City of Turku/Southwest Finland Emergency Services (lead partner) and 9 beneficiaries are City of Turku/UBC SCC, CBSS, ÅAU, and national and local authorities and disaster management institutions from DK, EE, FI, DE, LV, PL and SE. CASCADE will develop an online tool for integrated climate change and DRR management in urban contexts in the BSR. It will prepare guidelines on operationalizing the proper risk treatment options. These activities are accompanied by training courses for the target groups. It will organize policy dialogues between local, national, macro-regional, and international actors, to develop policy recommendations to increase policy coherence in the BSR. It contributes to the objective “build up resilience and prevention towards emergencies and threats at the local level” of Policy Area Secure within the EUSBSR.
CASCADE will increase the connection between local- and national civil protection authorities. It will create closer contacts between practitioners and climate change and/or risk management experts, creating mutual learning processes. Relevant international bodies will facilitate the project to achieve its goals and ensure high-level support and visibility. The project will create improved capacity to understand, assess, and treat current and future climate change related risks on the local level, focusing on BSR conditions. It will increase practical risk management capabilities of local authorities, creating positive cascading effects through training trainers who will use the training materials to enhance the capacity of urban communities.
CITY OF TURKU
YLIOPISTONKATU 27 A, 20100 , TURKU (FI)
THE COUNCIL OF THE BALTIC SEA STATES SECRETARIAT - (SE)
MYNDIGHETEN FOR SAMHALLSSKYDD OCH BEREDSKAP - (SE)
THE MAIN SCHOOL OF FIRE SERVICE - (PL)
Hamburg Fire and Rescue Service - (DE)
LIEPAJAS PILSETAS PASVALDIBAS POLICIJA - (LV)
SIHTASUTUS STOCKHOLMI KESKKONNAINSTITUUDI TALLINNA KESKUS - (EE)
FREDERIKSBORG BRAND OG REDNING - (DK)
ABO AKADEMI - (FI)
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