Keynote Speakers

Rosário Bento Pais, European Commission, DG Climate Action, Head of Unit Adaptation to Climate Change, "Adaptation to climate change in the EU: the central role of national adaptation strategies"

Georges Kremlis, European Commission, DG Environment, "Environmental integration in climate change adaptation"

Stéphane Isoard, European Environment Agency, "Facilitating climate change adaptation in Europe" 

Michel Jarraud, World Meteorological Organization, "The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)"

Tim Carter, Finnish Environment Institute, "Projecting climate change impacts: how robust are our methods?"

Marco Bindi, University of Florence, "Climate change and Mediterranean agriculture: impacts, and adaptation and mitigation roles of typical Mediterranean crops" 

Maria Loizidou, National Technical University of Athens, "National strategy for adaptation to climate change adverse impacts: The case of Cyprus"

Dimosthenis Asimakopoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, "Climatic Changes Impacts on the Built Environment of the Mediterranean Region"

Theodoulos Mesimeris, Department of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environment of Cyprus, "Adaptation and Climate Change: Prospects & Challenges"

Michael Petrakis, National Observatory of Athens, "Global Warming Controversy"

Elena Xoplaki, University of Bern, "Climate variations in the eastern Mediterranean the last millennium; new evidence from proxy reconstructions and high resolution climate models"

Čedo Maksimović, Imperial College London, "Innovative spatial planning of urban areas for adaptation for climate changes – BGD (Blue Green Dream) approach"


Development of a national strategy for adaptation to climate change adverse impacts in Cyprus

Area of implementation

Area of implementation: Cyprus, Duration: 31 months (1 September 2011- 31 March 2014

The CYPADAPT main aim is to strengthen and increase Cyprus adaptive capacity to climate change impacts through the development of a National Adaptation Strategy.

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