EU Projects

Life Veneto Adapt

The Life Veneto ADAPT project, developed through the European funding of the LIFE 2014-2020 programme, is a project involving local authorities, research bodies and private subjects with the shared objective of developing operational tools for the adaptation to climate change of territories and in particular in the central part of the Veneto Region.

The project is oriented towards the development of processes and projects for adaptation to climate change hazards with a specific focus on the water cycle and heat waves, which are the main climate-related causes of casualties and economic damage for the Region.

The territorial authorities involved in the project are the cities of Padua (lead partner), Treviso, Vicenza, the Unione dei Comuni del Medio Brenta, the Metropolitan City of Venice. The choice of these partners is aimed at involving authorities of different size, able to convey the methodologies developed to higher authorities and surrounding territories. The three administrative typologies make it possible to cover different governance models and institutional structures, thus developing skills that can be adapted to the different typologies present in the Region.

The area covered by the project, the Central Veneto, has 3,532,889 inhabitants, 72% of the Region’s residents, is the productive heart of the Region, both agricultural and industrial, is the mobility hub of the European Mediterranean Corridor 5, and is home to numerous UNESCO sites.

The project aims to guide the partners in the development of SECAP – Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan starting from an in-depth analysis of the state of local planning in relation to risk assessment, planning culture and governance structures.

The Life Veneto ADAPT project, developed through the European funding of the LIFE 2014-2020 programme, is a project involving local authorities, research bodies and private subjects with the shared objective of developing operational tools for the adaptation to climate change of territories and in particular in the central part of the Veneto Region.

The project is oriented towards the development of processes and projects for adaptation to climate change hazards with a specific focus on the water cycle and heat waves, which are the main climate-related causes of casualties and economic damage for the Region.

The territorial authorities involved in the project are the cities of Padua (lead partner), Treviso, Vicenza, the Unione dei Comuni del Medio Brenta, the Metropolitan City of Venice. The choice of these partners is aimed at involving authorities of different size, able to convey the methodologies developed to higher authorities and surrounding territories. The three administrative typologies make it possible to cover different governance models and institutional structures, thus developing skills that can be adapted to the different typologies present in the Region.

The area covered by the project, the Central Veneto, has 3,532,889 inhabitants, 72% of the Region’s residents, is the productive heart of the Region, both agricultural and industrial, is the mobility hub of the European Mediterranean Corridor 5, and is home to numerous UNESCO sites.

The project aims to guide the partners in the development of SECAP – Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan starting from an in-depth analysis of the state of local planning in relation to risk assessment, planning culture and governance structures.