Even though climate information has increasingly been made openly available (e.g. C3S), stakeholders (decision makers, planners, authorities and citizens) still struggle in a lot of regions to gather concise information and science based adaptation and mitigation options. Since climate risk depends on a combination of a hazard, exposure and vulnerability (REF), it is crucial to decrease all three aspects, where the latter two depend strongly on available knowledge and climate literacy. Consequently, global climate change frequently has a higher impact on socioeconomically vulnerable regions, thanks to a higher human and economic potential for addressing the issue in more affluent regions. To maximize its impact, ClimEmpower has therefore chosen to address the EU regions featuring a combination of high potential CC impacts and low and/or stagnant regional GDP/capita. This is mainly the case for regions in South and Southeast Europe.

Here’s a breakdown of each of the six strategic objectives (SOs) and their respective KPIs:


Understand regional background, challenges, and expectations

This objective involves establishing Regional Communities of Practice (CoPs) in the participating regions, conducting baseline assessments, and co-creating Case Study Scenarios. KPIs include CoP statutes and problem statements and the development of Case Study Scenarios.


Addressing the gaps in availability and usability of CC data and services

This objective focuses on analyzing existing European datasets and services related to climate change, identifying gaps, and developing educational materials to enhance capacity building. KPIs include data and service gap analysis, methodology for overcoming data gaps, and the development of educational materials.


Identification, definition, estimating, and communication of climate impact/resilience indicators suitable for local end-users

This objective involves analyzing climate change and impact indicators, creating a common set of indicators, and evaluating the effects of measures and strategies related to climate resilience. KPIs include the summary of existing indicators and a methodology for estimating the impacts of measures and strategies.


Simplify access to CC data and development of end-user applications

This objective focuses on developing a “CC-resilience toolbox” to simplify access to climate data and support the development of user-driven applications. KPIs include the implementation architecture for application development and the development of ClimEmpower services and frameworks.


Empower the regions to activate and enhance their potential for addressing the climate change challenge

This objective aims to empower stakeholders in the participating regions to address climate change challenges through improved understanding, collaboration, and knowledge exchange. KPIs include consensus decisions on regional recommendations, successful co-definition of trials, and successful validation of project results through regional trials.


Ensure the use and impact of the ClimEmpower outputs

This objective focuses on ensuring the implementation, replicability, and exploitation of ClimEmpower methods and outputs through a participatory process involving local stakeholders. KPIs include community validation of ClimEmpower results, sustainability and exploitation plans, and various dissemination and engagement activities.

The overarching ambition of the ClimEmpower project is to demonstrate the importance of climate resilience in regional development and to provide valuable tools, data, and knowledge to regions facing climate-related challenges. The project aims to empower these regions to develop climate-resilient strategies and maximize the reuse and sustainability of its outputs, benefiting both the participating regions and others facing similar challenges.

The project aligns with the EU’s efforts to address climate change and build climate resilience in European regions, contributing to the broader goal of a climate-resilient Europe.