About Resilient Regions

The impacts of climate change involve slow-onset changes, extreme events and increasing systemic risks. Some regions of Europe are particularly exposed to these impacts due to the make-up of their landscapes, economies and societies.

A systems innovation approach to forging resilience in these regions creates a transformative impact by shifting regions’ hazard-by-hazard risk reduction practices to a state where people, communities, and systems are able to withstand and bounce back from shocks, to persist through slow-onset stresses and to transform through crises.

Early partners include regional governments in Andalusia (Spain), Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France), the Dolomites (Italy) and Glasgow city region (Scotland).

Find out more about our work in the stories below. If you are interested in becoming a challenge owner, partner or funder, contact us at communitydesk@climate-kic.org

Stories
EIT Climate-KIC | 25 September 2020 IIPP report for EIT Climate-KIC’s Resilient Regions Deep Demonstration proposes new economic paradigms to boost resilience

EIT Climate-KIC partner the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), has published the 'Resilient Regions Reconnaissance Report.' The report tests modern-day assumptions—or paradigms—to uncover new and innovative ways the Resilient Regions Deep Demonstration can tackle climate change.

IIPP report for EIT Climate-KIC’s Resilient Regions Deep Demonstration proposes new economic paradigms to boost resilience
EIT Climate-KIC | 9 October 2020 EIT Climate-KIC and Glasgow City Region join forces, helping the region innovate to become climate resilient

Home to one third of Scotland’s population and provider of 33 per cent of the nation’s jobs, the Glasgow City Region is at risk from climate change. The project Clyde Rebuilt aims to identify a variety of innovations that can be explored, combined, applied and scaled in the region. Clyde Rebuilt is one chapter of the EIT Climate-KIC Deep Demonstration of Resilient Regions.

EIT Climate-KIC and Glasgow City Region join forces, helping the region innovate to become climate resilient
EIT Climate-KIC | LinkedIn | 19 October 2020 Resilient Regions Deep Demonstration policy simulations

To change a system, we need to first understand it—and this includes understanding its stakeholders, dynamics and risks. Could policy simulations facilitate this deeper learning?

Resilient Regions Deep Demonstration policy simulations
Emanuela Barbiroglio | The Beam Magazine | December 2020 The whole world is looking: how to save Glasgow, the city of COP26
The whole world is looking: how to save Glasgow, the city of COP26
EIT Climate-KIC | 01 December 2020 Raising climate awareness through art in the Glasgow City Region
Raising climate awareness through art in the Glasgow City Region
EIT Climate-KIC | 25 January 2021 EIT Climate-KIC at the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

EIT Climate-KIC will be taking part in the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS), held online on 25 and 26 January.

EIT Climate-KIC at the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021
EIT Climate-KIC | 25 January 2021 Boosting climate adaptation with innovation, an Opinion by Dr. Tom Mitchell

Innovation can help overcome the climate adaptation gap and create jobs in the new adaptation economy, but only if we seize the moment, writes EIT Climate-KIC Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Tom Mitchell.

Boosting climate adaptation with innovation, an Opinion by Dr. Tom Mitchell
EIT Climate-KIC | 17 March 2021 Inclusive guide helps communities build urban resilience

The new Urban Action Kit, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, offers a guidebook and activity cards for community organisations working on urban climate resilience. The kit features a case study from EIT Climate-KIC’s Resilient Regions Deep Demonstration.

Inclusive guide helps communities build urban resilience