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MEDIATION supports capacity building workshop on agriculture and climate change

MEDIATION partner REC (Regional Environment Centre for Central and Eastern Europe) organized a Capacity Building Workshop Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector of South Eastern Europe.

MEDIATION partner REC (Regional Environment Centre for Central and Eastern Europe) organized a Capacity Building Workshop Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector of South Eastern Europe. The workshop was held on 4 November at the Gellert Hotel in Budapest and aimed to facilitate the process of developing long-term strategies for adapting agriculture to the current and foreseen climate change impacts by raising awareness and providing a platform for exchange of information. Various experts from the region presented an overview of the state of knowledge in the SEE region with respect to climate projections, outputs of hydrological and meteorological models and the impacts of climate change on the hydrological cycle in relation to the agricultural sector.

The event brought together different stakeholders from the west Balkan, including decision-makers on the national and municipal levels, NGOs, representatives of academia and the civil society. MEDIATION team members discussed the development of a user-friendly integrated methodology to address challenges provided by climate change, the development of a toolbox for vulnerability assessment , good practice in adaptation policies and measures, and the plans for a MEDIATION common platform and the EU.

Presentations and a workshop report can be found at http://www.rec.org/topicarea.php?id=11&section=events&event=11.

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