The LIFE Awards recognize the most innovative, inspirational and effective LIFE projects in three categories: climate action, environment and nature protection. Among the 15 finalists chosen by the European Commission, the Greek project ADAPT2CLIMA is included.

The overall aim of the LIFE ADAPT2CLIMA project is to increase knowledge on the vulnerability of EU Mediterranean agriculture to climate change and to support decision making for adaptation planning. Extreme weather events like droughts and storms are having a devastating impact on European agriculture. For many farmers, the damage and losses can threaten their very existence.

LIFE ADAPT2CLIMA showed how vulnerable agriculture in Crete, Sicily, and Cyprus is to climate change and suggested ways to adapt. The team came up with a set of climate, water and crop simulations to assess the sector’s future climate change challenges. These were integrated into the ADAPT2CLIMA tool that helps the islanders make the right climate adaptation decisions. The  ADAPT2CLIMA tool was implemented by GET, a LIFE ASTI partner. The work culminated in tailor-made agricultural adaptation strategies for the three islands.

The ceremony will take place in the context of the EU Green Week on Wednesday 2nd June at 11.15h CEST.