Climate Change Adaptation: Gaps from Good Practices to Good Policies in Portugal
“Climate Change Adaptation: Gaps from Good Practices to Good Policies in Portugal” will be the theme of the first MAIA roundtable, developed on May 18, in the LNEC (National Civil Engineering Laboratory) in Lisbon, Portugal.
The event will gather relevant policymakers and institutional representatives that influence at the regional and national level with the goal of delving into the gaps between good practices and policies to explore guidelines for public policy, the implementation of climate change adaptation plans, and best adaptation practices.
In particular, the roundtable will address the following main topics:
- Between policies and practices: where we are and where we should be in terms of adaptation to climate change.
- Guidelines that should guide public policies focused on adaptation to climate change.
- How to implement Climate change adaptation plans?
- The limitations of current policies focused on adaptation to climate change.
- Examples of good practices and good policies in adaptation to climate change.
The following keynote speakers will participate in the debate:
- Ana Estela Barbosa (National Civil Engineering Laboratory);
- João Medina (Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação);
- Ana Daam (Portuguese Environmental Society);
- Ana Sofia Rizzone (Directorate for Territory);
- Rosa Onofre (Alentejo Coordination and Development Committee);
- Rita Cardoso (Dom Luiz Institute);
- António Bota (Almodôvar Municipality);
- Carla Castelo (Researcher in Climate Change).
The event is organized by MAIA’s partner Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI).
Established in 1996, SPI is a consulting firm with deep expertise in both the private and public sectors. They help their clients foster innovation, increase competitiveness, and generate growth. SPI’s focus is on designing and implementing innovative strategies that are tailored to each client’s unique needs, and they have a proven track record of success in driving positive change.
As part of the MAIA project, SPI plays a crucial role in engaging policymakers at all levels, from local to global, to help build a more sustainable future.