Green and Blue Space (GRaBS): adaptation for urban areas and eco towns

A network of leading organisations involved in integrating climate change adaptation into regional planning and development has been established across Europe in the new Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco Towns (GRaBS) project.

The GRaBS project has 14 partners, drawn from eight member states, representing a broad spectrum of authorities and climate change challenges, all with varying degrees of strategic policy and experience. The project will facilitate the much needed exchange of knowledge and experience and the actual transfer of good practice on climate change adaptation strategies to local and regional authorities.

The GRaBS project has been made possible by the Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union's Regional Development Fund. The Programme helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.

For more details visit http://www.interreg4c.eu, and for the DG for Regional Policy see http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/index_en.htm

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green infrastructure, green and blue infrastructure, Integrated Planning 2014, eco towns, climate change adaptation

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