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CLIMAAX, a new project for making regions resilient

By Knowledge Network – Staff memberPublished on

CLIMAAX (CLIMAte risk and vulnerability Assessment framework and toolboX) is a 4-year Horizon Europe project that will provide financial, analytical, and practical support to improve regional climate and emergency risk management plans.

CLIMAAX is designed to contribute to the harmonization and consolidation of the practice of climate risk assessment, leaving a legacy for upcoming European initiatives.

The European mission on Adaptation to Climate Change has funded a number of research projects that will support European regions to improve their climate resilience and civil protection preparedness. In this portfolio the CLIMAAX project will support European regions by offering a customized framework and toolbox for climate risk assessment, and provide financial assistance to the regions to carry out a tailormade climate risk assessment in order to empowering take appropriate action action.

Current status and call for inputs

The project is currently preparing the launch for a call for applications for regions to receive financial support to execute a Climate Risk Assessment. A toolbox is being compiled and tested in a number of pilot regions, collecting information that will be included in the first call for financial support for third parties (FSTP), which will open October 2023. A second call will follow early 2024.

In addition, regions and communities are invited to share their experiences with climate risk assessment with us in a call for evidence. This will help the development of a risk assessment framework that is tuned to application at the regional level, based on locally available information, needs and experience.

Expected CLIMAAX outcomes

CLIMAAX is designed to significantly contribute to the harmonization and consolidation of the practice of regional climate risk assessment (CRA), leaving a substantial legacy for upcoming European initiatives. The project will deliver:

  • A standardized CRA framework built on current community experience and best-practices
  • A Toolbox with data, models and utilities to provide access to European and global open data archives integrated with local data and procedures
  • Five European pilot regional CRAs to shape the framework and toolset
  • Financial support for at least 50 regions to execute a context specific CRA
  • CRA guidance material and online helpdesk for other European regions
  • A proposal to upscale results into the future operationalization of the regional CRA support function

The project started in January 2023 and runs until December 2026. Contact:;;


Risk reduction & assessment