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FIRST EUROPEAN ISLANDS SUMMIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
SOCLIMPACT PROJECT H2020
23rd MARCH 2021
We are pleased to invite you to the FIRST EUROPEAN ISLANDS SUMMIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
which will take place next 23rd March, 2021.
Engage with this open debate between academics, representatives of 12 EU islands, outermost regions and panelists of the European Commission which will analyse benefits and time-lead pathways for adaptation to build more resilient archipelagos. A hot topic of discussion will be the Regional Exchange Information System and the Adaptation Support Tool for Islands, a climate service developed by the Soclimpact project.
Formal details and invitation will follow.
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OTIE with SOCLIMPACT Consortium to implement REIS
Thanks to the Horizon 2020 programme offered by the European Commission, and the creation of the Soclimpact project, the panel members have been firmly embedded in the global climate science, impacts and adaptation policy analysis at islands’ scale. This knowledge makes them able to provide data and solutions in support of Climate Resilient Management in EU islands and outermost regions, and mainstream actions and methodologies for climate change research to coastal zones of the EU and all islands worldwide.
The SOCLIMPACT consortium has then decided to implement REIS, the ¨Regional Exchange Information System¨, an open and multidisciplinary platform for the EU islands, to facilitate the interaction and the cooperation between stakeholders, policy makers, sector rulers, practitioners and the scientific community, even beyond the project lifetime.
REIS platform aims to facilitate networking, not only in support of regional adaptation policy design, but also to promote the mainstreaming of the adaptation outcomes into the EU Adaptation Strategy. Hence, REIS platform offers a huge opportunity for all islands to intensively discuss and to establish a benchmark for Adaptation and Blue Growth.
The Experts panel page lists experts by island, sector and research topic of specialization. In the Networking Area you can form international and multidisciplinary groups, open forums, propose new research projects and work tables with the experts. You must be a member of REIS, to gain full access to this page.
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and its Islands Commission (IC) have signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with the Observatory on Tourism for Islands Economy (OTIE) to enhance the analysis and promotion of sustainable tourism on European islands.
This Memorandum was signed during the Islands Commission’s General Assembly in Corfu, 21-22 March, between the CPMR Secretary General Eleni Marianou, the IC President Gilles Simeoni and OTIE President Giovanni Ruggieri.
This unique cooperation will focus on issues related to islands and development of sustainable tourism and will entail research and analytic studies, exchanges of data and relevant information, project-based cooperation, joint dissemination and lobbying efforts.
borations with the business community.
As European islands face significant challenges related to tourism, such as over-tourism, high seasonality and resources management, this new partnership is expected to better support tourism management and policy-making in islands from the Mediterranean, across Europe and beyond.
Visit the CPMR website: https://cpmr-islands.org/
Adaptation Support Tool for Islands in REIS SOCLIMPACT platform
REIS includes the Adaptation Support Tool for Islands, which provides specific knowledge to stakeholders concerning physical impacts, non-market and socio-economic, consequences of climate change for the 12 EU islands case studies, as results of Soclimpact project.
Alternative options, in therms of potential adaptation pathways for these islands, are also proposed and the level of detail is so relevant to ensure that each island’s specificities are taken into account.
The aim of the Adaptation Support Tool is to assist national and regional policy makers and coordinators in designing tailored climate change adaptation strategies and plans for their islands. The Tool represents a practical guidance to understand Climate Change impacts on Islands (physical, market and non-market effects), as well as the macroeconomic implications of these changes on islands and Europe’s economic systems.
It works as a compass by choosing three coordinates following this order: 1. Archipelago/Island, 2. Sector and 3. Hazard.
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The President of The Observatory on Tourism in the European Islands –OTIE –has the pleasure to inform that OTIE has been joining since 2016 The European Tourism Manifesto for Growth& Jobs as organization of the European tourism industry, unique expert in development of the tourism in European Islands.
The Manifesto is a document which highlights the EU Policy priorities for the tourism sector in the coming years.
Within the framework of its mission and through its sectorial knowledge and its relevant network, OTIE will give its significant contribution for the improvement of insular territories.
Furthermore, OTIE commitment towards the objectives underlined in the Manifesto has been highlighted with the support given to the initiative of the EU Committee of Regions – CoR -to include the strategy for Tourism in EU work programme 2018. This project has been put in effect through the Open Letter addressed to the European Commission, where OTIE and all the stakeholders organizations pointed out that Tourism is a driving force for regional cooperation across the EU.
For further information about the Manifesto and signing organizations please read the attached letter addressed to President of the European Commission and visit the following websites:
The International Institute Life Beyond Tourism® is an active place of research created by the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation which intends to pursue and implement the intents contained in the Life Beyond Tourism® Manifesto, enabling its application in the territories.
Intensive Course Training for Trainers are now available at the Life Beyond Tourism® website.