The Autumn Training Course “Climate Risk Management – Strategies and Tools for Regional and Local Challenges” held in Lisbon, Portugal between the 11th and 17th of October 2023 represented an initiative promoted by the University of Lisbon and the REGILIENCE project, with the support of the European Union under the NextGenerationEU Recovery and Resilience Facility and the EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change.

It was organised in-line with the 10th-anniversary edition of EURESFO. Lucía Fraga from CETMAR represented TransformAr and gave a presentation focused on our Galicia demonstrator and specifically their use of the Playbook for Transformational Adaptation for co-designing a roadmap for climate change adaptation in the mussel aquaculture and clam harvesting sectors in Galicia.

Jan Cools represented TransformAr at this year’s European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO), which celebrated its 10th anniversary. The programme revolved around three main themes: i) The Governance of the New Extremes: Managing and Funding Climate Adaptation in Europe, ii) Challenging Knowledge and Innovation: Accelerating a Resilient and Just Transformation, and iii) Mainstreaming Solutions for a Just Transformative Pathway: An Integrated Approach to Climate Resilience.

EURESFO presented a good opportunity to discuss progress with colleagues from REGILIENCE. REGILIENCE put together a collaborative session on how regions approached resilience in the past until today, and what the future of resilience in regions looks like.
TransformAr’s advisory board member Linda Romanovska spoke on sustainable finance for urban resilience to climate change.