Risks related to climate change are not only the concern for professionals engaged with sustainable development.It is becoming more evident each year that climate change is an emerging security threat, and a field in need of involvement from civil protection specialists as well as climate change experts.
CASCADE – Community Safety Action for Supporting Climate Adaptation and Development project will seek to improve urban resilience in cities and towns, as well as the overall macro–regional resilience. The expected outcome of CASCADE is to adapt existing risk assessment methodology to the climate change context and tailor it to the local level.
This methodology will be used in a training course for city officials, responsible for civil protection. If successful, the training can be replicated by all BSR countries. CASCADE will also strive for initiating a region – wide policy dialogue on the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction as an effective platform for cross – sectorial cooperation between different levels of governance and for greater policy coherence on climate risk assessments.
Project Leader: City of Turku
Funding programs: DG ECHO
Project partners from UBC: Safe Cities Commission and Sustainable Cities Commission
Time span: 2019-2020
Project’s website: Not available yet
More information on project at the moment: http://www.cbss.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/CASCADE-INFO-FINAL-red.pdf