The French Environment & Energy Management Agency (ADEME), with the support of its Mediterranean partners, has launched the 1st edition of the Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards, a competition to promote personal actions and encourage stakeholders in the Mediterranean to adapt to climate change impacts.
Open from 25 May to 16 September 2016, this competition is addressed to local authorities, universities, public agencies or NGOs in partnership with local actors implementing actions and projects on climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean bio-climatic area.
The presented projects have to correspond to one of the following themes:
- Urban development, infrastructures and buildings
- Ecosystem and natural resources
- Conception methods and public policies implementation
The principal criteria of the projects evaluation will be the pertinence and exemplarity of the adaptation action, the efficiency of the means used to implement it, the reproducibility at Mediterranean scale and the consistency of the action with the socioeconomic and environmental issues of the territory in which it finds itself.
The awards ceremony will take place in November 2016, in the context of the COP22, which will take place in Marrakech, Morocco. The three laureates (one per category) will receive a certificate and will benefit from the international and national influence through a large valorisation from ADEME and its Mediterranean partners. The laureates shall be permitted to enhance their action as part of international conferences in 2017.
Competition partners: Mediterranean association of national agencies for energy efficiency and renewable energies (MEDENER), Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Mediterranean Commission of United Cities and local governments (CGLU Med), Plan Bleu as well as the Mediterranean experts’ network of climate change (MedEcc).
For further information , please visit the relevant ADEME webpage at the link below.