CLIMAte risk and vulnerability Assessment framework and toolboX


PERIOD: 01/01/2023 – 31/12/2026




Many European regions and communities have limited experience and resources to integrate available local and global data, models, and concepts into a context-specific Climate Risk Assessment (CRA).

For an authoritative CRA, local data and evidence need to be integrated with established pan-European reference data and scenarios. CLIMAAX will provide substantial financial, analytical and practical support to regions and communities to develop and improve their CRAs by a number of activities.

CLIMAAX will deliver

(a) a standardized CRA framework CRA built on current community experience and best-practices,
(b) a Toolbox with data, models andutilities to provide access to European and global open data archives integrated with local data and procedures,
(c) five European pilotregional CRAs to shape the framework and toolset,
(d) financial support for at least 50 regions to execute a context-specific CRA,
(e) CRA guidance material and online helpdesk for other European regions, and
(f) a proposal to upscale results into the future operationalization of the regional CRA support function.

The main target groups are regional authorities, community organizations (sectoral stakeholder organizations, NGOs, citizen networks) and Civil Protection Agencies focusing on climate risk management and emergency response.

The project will engage a large Community of Practice to co-creates the framework and toolbox and co-define the financial support application and monitoring criteria. The main outcome will be a demonstrated acceleration of the design and implementation of regional risk management plans for climate adaptation and emergency response.

The consortium is composed by 19 organisations:

  • Stichting Deltares (DELT) NL
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Barcelona (UPC) ES
  • Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale (CIMA) IT
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) FI
  • Association Europeenne des Agences de Developpement (EURADA) BE
  • Research Gemeinnützige GMBH (ADELPHI) DE
  • FundingBox accelerator sp. z o.o. (FBA) PL
  • Stichting VU (VU-IVM) NL
  • Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambianti Climiatici (CMCC) IT
  • European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) UK
  • Mesto Zilina (ZILINA) SK
  • Camara Municipal de Setúbal (SETUBAL) PT
  • Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Territorio da Universidade de Lisboa (IGOT)PT
  • Department d’Interior – Generalitat de Catalunya (INTC) ES
  • Internationales Institut fuer Angewandte Systemanalyse (IIASA) AT
  • Ministry of the Interior of Finland (MoIFI) FI
  • Latvijas Vides, Geologijas un Meteorologijas Centrs Sia (LVGMC) LV
  • Emergency Service Academy Finland (ESAF)