The 2nd three-day capacity building workshop of the LIFE-IP AdaptInGR project was launched in the Region of Crete between 30th March and 1st of April 2022.
The workshop was opened the Secretary General of Natural Environment & Water of the Ministry of Environment and Energy Mr. Varelidis, the Regional Vice Governor of Environment Mr. Xylouris, and the Regional Vice Governor of Chania Mr. Kalogeris, and the President of the Green Fund Mr. Stathopoulos.
During the 1st day of the workshop, the Regional Adaptation Plan of Crete and the basic funding tools for its implementation were presented among others. In the next 2 days of the workshop, the regional employees were trained on sectorial climate change adaptation through discussions, exercises, and presentations that were focused on high vulnerability sectors of Crete, such as coastal zones, tourism, and water resources (31st March, Heraklion) and biodiversity, agriculture, and farming (1st April, Chania).
The workshop was co-organized by the Green Fund and the Region of Crete in the framework of action C.6 of the LIFE-IP AdaptInGR project, which aims at building the country's capacity to adapt to climate change.
It targeted 3 different types of audience in the Region:
(b) Technical and other staff of regional and local authorities, and
(c) Stakeholders (including professional groups of high vulnerability sectors).
Apart from the Green Fund and the Region of Crete, the workshop also included presentations made by representatives of the project coordinator (Ministry of Environment and Energy), and the project beneficiaries (Academy of Athens, National Observatory of Athens, National Technical University of Athens and Natural Environment and Climate Change Agency). In addition, speakers from the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, the Praxi Network & the Foundation of Research and Technology, the Technical University of Crete, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymnon, the Institute of Olive Tree, Subtropical & Viticulture of the Hellenic Agricultural Association-Dimitra and the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece (Branch in Crete) also provided their input to the workshop through their fruitful presentations.
Τhe total number of participants reached 112. The workshop had also wide coverage by the local media.