LIFE-MICACC project
LIFE16 CCA/HU/000115

"Municipalities as integrators and coordinators
in adaptation to climate change"

News

Adapt to climate change - Get an idea from our new publications!
16th September 2019

We are pleased to inform you that three of the 4 project publications on climate change adaptation and water management have already been prepared and now are available on the website.

 

Drying Hungary
25th July 2019

Hungary is a water superpower! – many people say. However, this statement is only partially true. Why? This is illustrated in the figure below. We obtain water from three different sources in Hungary: rainfall, groundwater resources and rivers. Let’s look at these three sources of water separately.

Field visit to Püspökszilágy
19th July 2019

On July 11, 2019, we visited Püspökszilágy together with the General Directorate of Water Management (GDWM), the World Wide Fund for Nature Hungary Foundation (WWF) and the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

The LIFE-MICACC team travelled to Crete Island
11th July 2019

At the end of June 2019, the LIFE-MICACC project travelled to Crete to attend an international conference on adaptation to climate change organized by the LIFE project.

Runoff modelling in pilot sites – useful data for preparation
10th July 2019

One of the undertaken commitments of the LIFE-MICACC project is to conduct runoff modelling in pilot sites at the five municipal partners to provide decision makers with accurate input data on adaptation options (for example natural water retention measures) using specific geographic data.

LIFE-MICACC project at the meeting of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River
2nd July 2019

On 26-27 June 2019, the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) was organized by the Ministry of Interior in Budapest.

Too much/little water in the catchment area – A common value and a challenge
26th June 2019

For the third time, on 18-19 June 2019, Climate Adaptation Training was held within the framework of the LIFE-MICACC project entitled “Municipalities as integrators and coordinators in adaptation to climate change”, this time in Lajosmizse, for the leaders and staff of interested municipalities involved in the catchment area of the five partner municipalities involved in the project.

Networking visit in Denmark
25th June 2019

The participants visited a traditional and an integrated Life project to build relationships, to exchange knowledge and experience, and learn about local Danish solutions to adapt to climate change.

For local governments – Call for tender KEHOP – 1.2.1, “Developing local climate strategies and shaping attitudes to strengthen climate awareness” was published
7th June 2019

The tender called KEHOP-1.2.1, entitled “Developing local climate strategies and shaping attitudes to strengthen climate awareness” was published with a budget of HUF 3.19 billion. 

This year we also participated in the LIFE Information Day
15th May 2019

The Ministry of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, organized the LIFE Information Day 2019 and the first LIFE Exhibition on April 16, 2019, where to our LIFE-MICACC project also was invited to participate as a presenter and exhibitor.

The V. Regional Conference Series of the Ministry of Interior was successfully completed
29th April 2019

The V. Regional Conference on the “Municipal Development Monitoring II.” project was held between 26 March and 11 April 2019.

Our municipalities are looking for catchment-level partners
17th April 2019

Water respects no administrative boundaries. Cross-border local cooperation is needed to solve many water-related problems, therefore our five municipalities started to contact the leaders of neighbouring municipalities.

This year’s LIFE INFO DAY will be held in April
2nd April 2019

The Ministry of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, organizes the LIFE Information Day 2019 and the first LIFE Exhibition on April 16, 2019, where to our LIFE-MICACC project  has been invited as a presenter and exhibitor.

Shooting of the five short video film started
8th March 2019

In the frame of the project we introduce the whole pilot process from designing the NWRMs to the physical implementation by shooting short videos on the pilot sites. In winter 2018 we started to prepare these video films and according to our plans we finalize them by summer 2020.

Memorial Day of the Tisza Wildlife
25th February 2019

In the framework of the LIFE-MICACC project, the Association of Climate-Friendly Municipalities organizes a number of events to raise awareness of climate change and protect our waters.

Second international conference on Perspectives of Local Governments in Central Europe – Practice and Innovations”
22nd February 2019

We invite you to participate on the second international conference on „Perspectives of Local Governments in Central Europe – Practice and Innovations” within the framework of „Municipal Development Monitoring II.

Bátya on a roadshow
15th February 2019

The Municipality of Bács-Kiskun County launched a series of events entitled “Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan – SECAP”, which was also invited by the Municipality of Bátya to present the completed SECAP plan to the other municipalities in the county.

River Rehabilitation in Austria
5th February 2019

In addition to the LIFE-MICACC project, WWF Hungary carries out a number of other national and international projects to protect the environment, to mitigate the effects of climate change and to preserve species diversity.

The residents are looking forward to launching the project in Bátya with increasing enthusiasm and joy
22nd January 2019

Last Saturday, the annual public hearing was held in Bátya, where among other things the plans of the pilot project in the settlement were presented to those who were interested.

The second two days of the II. Climate Adaptation Training
6th December 2018

In the frame of the LIFE-MICACC project, the next training event took place on 29- 30th November 2018 in Kecskemét. The second part of the four-days training was held to the external cooperating partner municipalities who presented their vulnerability assessments and adaptation ideas. The representatives of the participant municipalities also had the opportunity to consult with the invited experts in different fields.

Conference on “Municipalities’ Possibilities in Water Related Fields of Climate Adaptation” was a success
23rd November 2018

On 20 and 22 November 2018, a conference entitled “Municipalities’ Possibilities in Water Related Fields of Climate Adaptation” was held in the framework of the LIFE-MICACC project, hosted by the towns of Szolnok and Székesfehérvár.

Bátya also participated in the professional forum of the mayors of Bács-Kiskun County
13th November 2018

The Bács-Kiskun County Municipality organized the Bács-Kiskun County Mayors' Professional Forum for the eighth time in this election cycle, which was hosted by the Four Points by Sheraton Kecskemét Hotel & Conference Centre on 9-10 November 2018.

Vulnerability assessment as a first step of climate change adaptation
6th November 2018

For a municipality to become the motor of climate change adaptation, integrating and coordinating the local knowledge and skills, they first have to discover the settlement’s resources regarding society and natural environment, their plans and ambitions, the municipality’s vulnerability and exposure to climate change, and of course their ability to adaptation.

LIFE-MICACC project team organizes a National Climate Conference in November
26th October 2018

The Coordination Office for Municipalities organizes two conferences for local municipalites in West-Hungary and East-Hungary in November 2018.

The LIFE-MICACC’s team traveled to England
10th October 2018

Between 25th and 28th September 2018 the LIFE-MICACC team traveled to the United Kingdom (to the villages of Belford and Pickering) as their second and third study trip. 16 municipalities from Hungary were represented on the trip.

Project partners on a roadshow
2nd October 2018

Between 4th and 20th September, 2018 the Ministry of Interior’s Coordination Office for Municipalities held a roadshow of six events within the framework of a project, called - Municipal Development Monitoring II.

Big step of a small municipality – the associate of Bács-Kiskun County’s Climate Program visited Bátya
14th September 2018

The associates of Bács-Kiskun County’s Climate Program visited Bátya to get acquainted with the local implementation of the LIFE-MICACC project.

The 4th Regional Conference Series of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of Hungary will begin soon
22nd August 2018

Between the 4th and 20th of September 2018, the MoI’s Coordination Office for Municipalities is holding a conference series in six different regions of Hungary. The aim of the conference is to present the relevant current projects of the MoI and research results of the “Municipal Development Monitoring II.” project for the local governments and their delegates of each region.

 

The 10th Festival of Garlic and Village Day was held in Bátya
14th August 2018

The high temperature measured on Saturday this summer made an effect on all programs of Bátya’s 10th Festival of Garlic and Village Day, where the LIFE-MICACC project’s team also participated.

The first two days of the second climate adaptation training
20th July 2018

Another successful training event was organised in the LIFE-MICACC project.  The first two days of the second climate adaptation training was held at 3-4 July 2018 in the city of Kecskemét. The workshop-type training aimed to prepare staff members involved in the project as an external co-operative partner for local vulnerability assessments.

LIFE-MICACC study trip to the Czech Republic
8th June 2018

LIFE-MICACC study trip to the Czech Republic

On the first foreign study trip 15-16th May 2018 the LIFE-MICACC team with all the project partner organizations visited the Czech Republic (Municipalities of Šardice, Hostivice and Nenačovice). 

Short report about the half-year progress of the LIFE-MICACC project
22nd February 2018

The “Municipalities as integrators and coordinators in adaptation to climate change” LIFE16 CCA/HU/000115 (LIFE_MICACC) project has begun at 1st of September 2017 with the leadership of the Ministry of Interior of Hungary and with the participation of nine Partners.

Project partners

Minister of Interior Bátya KTSZ General Directorate of Water Management (OVF) Pannon Pro Innovations Püspökszilágy Rákócziújfalu Ruzsa Tiszatarján WWF Hungary