RESIST Kicked Off on January in Coimbra

RESIST Kicked Off on January in Coimbra

The 56 partners that integrate the RESIST consortium met in Coimbra (Portugal) for the kick-off meeting of the project on 17 and 18 January 2023. RESIST is a 5-year EU Funded project that has emerged from the need to make regions more resilient to climate change. Southwest Finland, Central Denmark, Catalonia and Central Portugal will lead the demonstration of innovative climate change solutions against floods, droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, and soil erosion. Each of these four regions will be paired with 2 twin regions to share best practices, and knowledge.
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RESIST contributes to the EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change 

The Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change aims to accompany by 2030 at least 150 European regions and communities towards climate resilience. The Mission contributes to putting the EU’s Adaptation Strategy into practice.
The strategy aims to make Europe a climate-resilient continent by 2050.

RESIST is working with the same mandate supporting 12 regions in building resilience against climate change impacts. The project will also create more than 1000 new direct and 80.000 indirect jobs, increase green investments, and reduce the climate protection gap.
Read more about the Adaptation Strategy here

From Finland to Portugal

Building Climate Resilience in Southwest Finland

The Southwest (SW) Finland region is one of the four leading regions and is twinned with the French region of Normandy and the Greek region of East Macedonia and Thrace. SW Finland is home to 479,000 city dwellers and is a high-income developed region. The challenges expected to pose a higher risk in the area include droughts and floods. Effective nature-based solutions and policy instruments for stormwater retention will be used throughout the project to maintain the hydrological balance.

Tackling water challenges in Central Denmark

Central Denmark is one of the five regions of Denmark and one of the four leading regions of the project, paired with the Swedish region of Blekinge and the Latvian region of Zemgale. The area, which is home to 1.3 million people, faces climate challenges such as sea-level rise and erosion. To increase resilience against the impacts of the climate crisis, the project will integrate two demonstrator approaches: data loggers and nature-based solutions.

Developing Early Warning Systems in Catalonia

Catalonia is one of the most visited regions in the world and is one of the leading regions, paired with the Italian region of Puglia and the Portuguese region of Baixo Alentejo. The region faces multi-hazard challenges linked to the impacts of the climate crises: increasing floods, droughts, heatwaves, and wildfires. The RESIST Project partners are tackling these challenges by focusing on the Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems, which will be installed in two pilot cities, Terrassa and Blanes.

Landscape Planning and Biomass Conversion in Central Portugal

Centro Portugal is one of the four leading regions of the project. The Portuguese region is the third-largest region in terms of population and faces challenges related to climate change and depopulation in rural areas such as droughts, heatwaves, and forest fires. The region is twinned with the Norwegian region of Vesterålen and the Spanish border region of Extremadura. The solutions tested in Centro Portugal will focus on landscape planning and biomass conversion in two pilot areas: Coimbra and Médio Tejo.

Project Spotlight:
RESIST in the News

Região Centro integra projecto europeu para combater alterações climáticas

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In the Press

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Opportunities to Get Involved

Region Normandie is looking for a project manager to work on RESIST Project activities.


Discover the Graphical Digital Twin (GDT) technology used in RESIST Project

Graphical Digital Twin (GDT) technology creates virtual replicas of objects or systems for real-time monitoring and analysis, helping users identify and prevent disasters. GDT is a crucial technology to mitigate the impact of natural hazards. RESIST applies GDT’s scalability and repeatability in diverse regions, with the leadership of AugmentCity, along with SINTEF. GDT will facilitate and accelerate local engagement, twinning and dissemination of results beyond the project. The GDT is designed to be immersive and graphical, which will allow stakeholders to interact with the project results in a more engaging way. 

Watch the video on GDT developed by Augment City here

On the Horizon

RESIST Project partners SINTEF, INOVA+ and ERRIN have become Friends of the Mission “Adaptation to Climate Change”. The second forum on the Mission Adaptation to Climate Change will take place in Blekinge, Sweden (one of the RESIST Project regions) on June 13th. 

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Other events

Graphical Digital Twin Workshop organized by SINTEF
31 March, online
Executive board meetings
16 March, 18 April and 23 May 2023
2nd Consortium meeting
28-29 June 2023
Turku, Finland
3rd Consortium meeting
5-6 December 2023
Aalesund, Norway

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