The process adopted by the Abruzzo Region for tackling climate change challenges has been structured in a number of key documents. The regional climate profile, the climate atlas and the guidelines are amongst the key reports developed so far, which paved the way for the realisation and implementation of the subsequent Regional Adaptation Plan and Strategy. The main objective is to raise awareness of the threat of climate impacts and to put climate change adaptation on the regional political agenda.
In particular, the guidelines contain: the participatory process adopted by the Abruzzo Region for the development and implementation of the adaptation strategy and the results obtained; the climate profile and vulnerabilities of the Region; the first steps toward the regional plan (planning and policy view, top-down and bottom-up approaches, financial resources, barriers to its realization); review of available knowledge and state of the art; evaluation of vulnerabilities and risks. The documents have been developed in consultation with an array of regional, national and European actors and stakeholders.