"Municipalities as integrators and coordinators
in adaptation to climate change"
The first two days of the second climate adaptation training
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.
The participants were welcomed by Dr. Miklós Dukai, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior, emphasizing the leading role of local governments in local adaptation to climate change. Csaba Vaszkó, Climate Specialist and Trainer, started a first day with a common practical task: the participants prepared their seasonal calendar to analyze the local effects of climate change on a local basis by analyzing the timeliness of activities and events typical of their settlement. Throughout the rest of the day, the climate change expert presented the participants with the process of climate change as a global problem, the vulnerability elements and the basic concepts of adaptation and adaptation to it.
On the second day, the participants learned about the content of the vulnerability test to be prepared and the steps of their preparation with the help of the trainer. Subsequently, six outstanding specialists (meteorology, water resource management, environmental management, municipal rainwater management, settlement management, and health) gave a lecture, providing basic information to local government specialists for the local vulnerability study.
The second two days of the training are planned to take place in early November 2018, where representatives of municipalities involved in the project as an external co-partner will be coming to the first version of their vulnerability testing and will be presented to the event by expert opinion.