CLIMATE-FIT: Arctik’s new project helps cities tackle climate change

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As sweltering heatwaves hit cities across Europe, Arctik, together with 13 European partners, kicked off a new EU project on urban climate adaptation.

CLIMATE-FIT aims at encouraging a genuine market uptake of urban climate services in Europe; the end goal is to establish a European-wide service that, by means of a network of local business intermediaries, will translate the best available scientific urban climate data into added-value information for a wide range of actors in cities.

Arctik will lead the dissemination and marketing activities of this 30-month H2020 Innovation Action project. Our #CreativeArctik team will establish the project’s visual identity and branding as well as design the PUCS public website. A vast array of further outreach actions (media relations, social media engagement, workshops and training, roadshows, policy briefs, to name a few) will also be undertaken to maximise the project’s impact.

In addition to leading the project’s communications, Arctik will also coordinate the evaluation of the PUCS services that are to be implemented in the project’s sectoral demonstration cases. This will include establishing an objective evaluation framework for service evaluation and conducting interviews with end-users.

The first demonstration cases will be implemented in Antwerp, Barcelona, Bern, Prague, Rome and Vienna in the sectors of energy, cultural heritage, mobility, health and urban planning.

Interested? More information on this exciting project will be published soon, stay tuned!


CLIMATE-FIT / PUCS is funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, SC5-01-2016-2017: Exploiting the added value of climate services

Consortium: VITO (Coordinator), Meteotest, Gisat, KU Leuven, ISGlobal, Joanneum Research, T6 Ecosystems, Arctik – Environmenal communication, Stad Antwerpen, BikeCityGuide Apps Gmbh, La Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo e l’Area archeologica centrale di Roma, INES Energieplanung GmbH, Institut pro udržitelný rozvoj sídel z.s., Agencia de Salut Publica de Barcelona

Project duration: June 2017 – November 2019