The session explored what the main challenges of adapting to climate change are and how regions and local authorities are overcoming these challenges.
Guido Schmidt, Technical Coordinator of REGILIENCE, shared that he believes that one of the main challenges is how to engage citizens, so that they are aware of what the problems and the risks they face are. “We shouldn’t develop any solutions without engaging them”, he explained.
Citizens should be engaged in co-creation. It is vital that they raise their voice, their concerns and the risks they face to the decision makers, because if they don’t demand action it’s very easy for no action to be taken at all, he said.
An emphasis should be put on how we engage and how we work with people!
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