Climate Change Workshop Report




Lead Partner

TECNUN, University of Navarra


Maider Sainz, Patricia Maraña, Josune Hernantes (TECNUN)


Colin Eden, Susan Howick, Igor Pyrko (Strathclyde)

The second workshop of the SMR (Smart Mature Resilience) project took place from the 25th to the 28th of January 2016 in Bristol, UK, and focused on policies, indicators and barriers associated to Climate Change. In this workshop, experts from the cities of Bristol, Donostia, Glasgow, Kristiansand, Riga, Rome and Vejle had the opportunity to exchange information and knowledge related to the risks associated to Climate Change and to provide material for the development of the Resilience Management guidelines.

The aim of this report is to explain the execution of the workshop, explaining the activities carried out and the obtained results. First, the organisational and preparation issues, which took place in relation to the workshop are presented, including the invitation to the workshop, the agenda setting and associated issues. Second, the main results from the exercises developed within the workshops are presented. These exercises were developed in order to identify the challenges and promising approaches related to the risks associated to climate change. Finally, the evaluation and lessons learnt from the workshop are presented.

A general result of the workshop is that a high number of policies, indicators and barriers about climate change and resilience were found. In addition, the results from the exercises have provided the first indication on the dynamics of building resilience. Therefore, this workshop has allowed to identify the evolution of the main policies and also to identify which policies need to be implemented first. Following steps regarding the development of the maturity model will consist of reaching consensus to agree in which specific stage the different policies need to be implemented. Furthermore, the workshop resulted in an engaging exploration of new areas of city resilience, whilst simultaneously further elaborating on a number of risk themes. These results are planned to be merged with the data obtained in two forthcoming WP2 workshops, and it is expected that they will provide rich material the systemic risk assessment questionnaire.












This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 653569.