Regional action strategies for coastal zone adaptation to climate change

 LAZIO REGION APPROVED AND ADOPTED THE COASTANCE EIA GUIDELINES

 The regional Area for EIA & SEA of the Lazio Region approved and adopted the “COASTANCE Guidelines for the arrangement of environmental impact studies of coastal defense works and plans” with a formal regional Administrative Act on the 20h of February 2013. The COASTANCE Guidelines are now published on the official Regional website of Lazio Region under the section “Environmental Impact”.


 

COASTANCE JOINS THE FACECOAST CLUSTER!

The Coastance Project joined the Facecoast Cluster! Learn more... 


 

FINAL DECLARATION OF KOMOTINI

The 8 coastal Administrations partners of the European project COASTANCE signed the Final Declaration of Komotini.

The Regions East Macedonia & Thrace (lead partner) and Crete from Greece, Regione Lazio and Emilia Romagna from Italy, Department of Hérault from France, the Ministry of Communication and Public Works from Cyprus, Junta de Andalucía from Spain and Neretva County from Croatia stated their will to encourage Integrated Coastal Zone Management, safeguard the coastal territory for a better sustainable exploitation, overcome the single projects approach and set up macro-initiatives at a Mediterranean scale, in order to face the next environmental, social and development challenges.

Italian version of the Declaration

French version of the Declaration


 

POLITICAL ASSEMBLY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HERAULT

The 18th of June 2012 the Assembly of the Department of Hérault met in order to examine many issues among which the COASTANCE project's results: the Deputy President Mme Pétard performed a special communication on the project in relation to the Climate Plan of Hérault and the extreme vulnerability of its littorals considering the CC effects as sea level rise.

During this communication, the signature of the Final Declaration of Komotini by the legal representative of the Department of Hérault, M.me Monique Petard, has been performed. 


 

MAINSTREAMING ACTIVITIES IN LAZIO REGION

Lazio Region, with the technical support of ISPRA, at the presence of the officer of the Regional Area for EIA & SEA, met the officers of the Italian Ministry of Environment-EIA/VAS Department on the 16th of February 2012 at the Region Lazio headquarter in Rome, in order to preliminarily evaluate the possible agreement of the National Administration on the approach and contents of COASTANCE Guidelines, besides evaluating the tools and spaces for the widest diffusion of the Guidelines themselves (i.e. publication on the Ministry website, publication on the Lazio Region website). On the 20th of March 2012 an official letter has been sent to the Director of the EIA/VAS Department of the Italian Ministry of Environment with the official request of sharing and agreement on the COASTANCE Guidelines, which the Ministry has answered with the relevant note on the 23rd of July 2012.


 

RESMAR, TEP, PERLA, MICORE and THESEUS European projects joined FACECOAST!

After the initial adhesion of the two European projects of the MED program, MAREMED and COASTANCE (last 10th November in Rome), other projects 

joined the cluster FACECOAST (

 read more...).


 
COASTANCE FINAL MEETING IN GREECE

The Coastance Final Steering Committee meeting (reserved to partners) and public conference have been held on the 26th and 27th of March  in Komotini, Greece (Pictures). The field trip was scheduled on the 28th of March to visit the territory of the Region of East Macedonia & Thrace. Agenda (ENG); Agenda (GR). The PPTs are now available for download. (READ THE FULL REPORT)

DOWNLOAD THE NEWSLETTER! (Greek version) (English version)


 

COASTANCE FINAL CONFERENCE IN CROATIA

In the framework of Croatian activities of COASTANCE project, on 15th of March in Dubrovnik a Final Conference with the presence of several international speakers and regional stakeholders was held. Agenda

The conference was attended by the Lead Partner representative, Vasilis Lepidas from REMTH, Marina Marković from PAP/RAC Center from Split and sevaral representatives from Public Enterprise for coastal management from Montenegro who were also speakers to the conference. The overall results of the project were also presented by the Croatian project coordinator Andrea Novaković. Picture


 

 COASTANCE TECHNICAL SEMINAR in ROME 26th-27th January

The Coastance Technical Seminar in Rome (at the ISPRA offices in Viale Vitaliano Brancati 48) was held last 26th and 27th January to share and review COASTANCE main issues in depth.

Nine partners representing Mediterranean coastal Administrations from France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Cyprus made an overview on the issues addressed with the scientific contribution of a number of eminent Universities and Institutes, including ISPRA (High Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) - which kindly hosted this Technical Seminar.

The seminar was opened by the ISPRA Director for Impacts Mitigation and Prevention Department, Mr Massimo Gabellini, the Coastance lead partner, Mr Christos Partsias representing REMTH region, and Mr Paolo Lupino, Lazio Region.

The COASTANCE Technical Seminar was scheduled in 2 days and divided into 4 sessions: (1) Mediterranean coastal planning: clustering opportunities and perspectives for 2014-2020; (2) Component 5: Guidelines for Environmental Impact Studies focused on coastal protection works and plans; (3) Component 3 - Coastal risks : Submersion and Erosion; (4) Component 4: Territorial action plans for coastal protection management.

A particular focus was dedicated to the presentation of the  recently established cluster FACEcoast  (four European projects already joined with more than 70 partners involved). This cluster intends to capitalise the best results on coastal integrated management and the groundwork, in order to carry out a wider action in the context of the new European financial programming period 2014-2020.

Agenda ITA ENG (log in first). 


 


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