National Roadmap For Adaptation 2100: Portuguese Territorial Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment For Xxi Century (RNA 2100)

National Roadmap For Adaptation 2100: Portuguese Territorial Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment For Xxi Century (RNA 2100)

The project National Roadmap for Adaptation 2100 – Portuguese Territorial Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for XXI Century (RNA 2100) has the objective to estimate the economic sectors costs to adapt to expected 2100 Climate Changes impacts

RNA 2100’s project gathers knowledge from diversified institutions, in order to guarantee that all the pertinent áreas for the adaptation to climate change are considered, namely Agência Portuguesa de Ambiente, I.P. (APA) as project promoter, Banco de Portugal (BP); Direção-Geral do Território (DGT); Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL); Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) and Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB).

The kick-off of the project is having place in a formal contract signing session, promoted by the Minister of Environment and Climate Action, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, and by the Secretary of State for Planning, José Gomes Mendes, which will occur on the 7th of September, in DGT’s Auditorium in Lisbon. The expected duration of the project is from September 2020 to December 2023

It should be noted that, it is a Predefined Project (PDP) of the EEA Grants, which will provide € 400,000 out of a total of € 1,300,000, so the EEA Grants financing rate is 30,77%. The remaining amount will be secured by APA.

The identification of climate vulnerabilities at national level was carried out under the Project "Climate Change in Portugal. Scenarios, Impacts and Adaptation Measures" (SIAM), which ended in 2006, i.e. over 10 years ago. Thus, the evolution of national climate policy and the knowledge on adaptation to climate change stresses the urgent need of this project and the need to carry out a large-scale exercise to assess the impact, vulnerability and risk of climate change on the national territory-level.

In order to achieve those outstanding goals, this project will generate a set of projections related to Climate Change impacts in the Portuguese Economy in 2100, which will be done through three different climate scenarios. The attained results will set guidelines to apply in micro and macroeconomic environment.

RNA 2100 will result in adaptation narratives for the various regions of Portugal, in order to revise the adaptation to climate change guidelines for territorial planning plans and programs, including subnational strategies and plans. Given the transversal nature of the matter, both at sectoral and territorial level, one of the main concerns will be to ensure the effective communication between RNA 2100 project and stakeholders, gathering the participants knowledge and promoting the use of RNA 2100’s outcomes. In this context, it should be noted that are foreseen regional seminars and drafting of Guidelines and good practices on the integration of adaptation to climate change in the various instruments of territorial planning as well as in the most diversified activities.