climate-chanceClimate change poses a serious challenge for peripheral and maritime regions, as well as an opportunity for broader and deeper cooperation on preventative action.

This was the key message conveyed by Rogier van der Sande, Regional Minister of South Holland and Vice-President of the CPMR on Energy & Climate, during a CPMR workshop on adaptation to climate change in Nantes. The workshop was held during the Climate Chance World Summit, which ran from 26-29 September.

The CPMR, in cooperation with the Ocean and Climate Platform, also launched a new coalition of non-government organisations on Oceans & Coastlines during the summit. Science, Adaptation, Mitigation and Financing are the four pillars of the roadmap for future work.

Following the new climate agreement signed in Paris at COP21, regions from France, Italy and Greece used the meeting to showcase interesting examples of climate action at regional level.

These include impact assessments, data mapping, coastal zone management and agriculture, as well as collaboration with the private sector to increase the effectiveness of their work.

Supported by the CPMR, regions continue to exchange innovative new methods, technologies and concepts to strengthen their position and further boost cooperation opportunities on climate action.