Frequently asked questions – FAQs
What is RESIST about?
RESIST is a five-year project that has emerged from the need to make regions more resilient to climate change. The project will test climate change adaptation solutions in four EU regions: Southwest Finland, Central Denmark, Catalonia and Central Portugal. Know-how and adaptation pathways will be transferred from the four demonstrator regions to eight twinned regions through mutual-learning activities and immersive digital twins.
The project will engage 12 European regions with different socioeconomic profiles that will test adaptation solutions to five key climate challenges: floods, droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, and soil erosion.
What’s the added value of the RESIST Project?
The main added value of RESIST is the remarkable group of organisations and local authorities that stand behind it as well as the more than one hundred new and innovative solutions – adaptation products, regulations, policies and methods – that will be validated in one Sustainability Plan.
RESIST is built on the quintuple helix model, which involves research-industry-government-public players collaboration jointly working in an environmentally sensitive way. The project will strengthen the resilience, accelerate the transformation and increase adaptive capacity of climate-vulnerable regions. But not only that. RESIST will also promote the further transfer of know-how and of innovative solutions, incorporating also market-oriented approach for their wider and sustainable exploitation.
How is RESIST going to support European regions to adapt to climate change?
RESIST is built on the real challenges and needs of 12 climate-vulnerable regions in Europe. The mutual learning and collaboration activities will help them to become better at adapting to climate change. The strong collaboration among all regions and stakeholders is a key element of the project methodology, which foresees adequate structures for mutual learning, exchange of experiences and transfer of know-how from more to less experienced regions.
Specifically, we would highlight the Graphical Digital Twin (GDT) that will be mainstreamed in the project. This technology contains enormous possibilities and potential in giving additional information and helping the regional authorities to take informed and better decisions
How would you define climate change resilience?
Considering the various challenges that our Planet is facing, hazardous events and disturbances related to climate are only expected to get worse. Climate change resilience is therefore the ability to anticipate them, prepare for such events and test adequate responses to any of such risks, or whenever possible prevent the events and their disastrous impacts. Climate change effects vary with geography, and therefore increasing such resilience at the level of regions is crucial, and this is the overreaching goal of the RESIST project.
What is the climate adaptation cycle?