The kick-off meeting for the CASCADE project will take place in Hamburg, on 6-7 February 2019.
CASCADE (Community Safety Action for Supporting Climate Adaptation and Development) is financed by the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (DG ECHO) and will run for 24 months. It 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. Read more