From 4th to 5th of April 2023 the partners of the X-RISK-CC project, held the first face-to-face meeting in Bolzano, Italy. The X-RISK-CC project aims to address the challenges of extreme weather events and their compound and cascading impacts associated with climate change across the Alpine Space with a particular focus on five pilot areas.
In summary, the project analyses past and future extreme weather events in the pilots and in the whole Alpine Space, assesses subsequent impacts and risks and develops risk management measures for each pilot as well as transnational guidelines and policy options for the Alpine Space. The expected outcomes of the X-RISK-CC project are significant. They cover a variety of interrelated aspects that enable risk managers to better address the challenges posed by weather extremes. The outputs include a digital platform of past and future weather extremes across the Alpine Space, a manual for planners/decision-makers to assess associated impacts and risks based on the provided new scientific knowledge, concrete management action plans for the pilots, and a two-tier digital sourcebook for practitioners and policy makers. We believe that the X-RISK-CC project will provide significant benefits to local communities by reducing the risks associated with extreme weather events and helping decision-makers and planners to assess and cope with their consequences.
The project is crucial in the face of climate change and its impacts on communities. To tackle the complexity of extreme weather events and cascading risks, the project involves the efforts and expertise of scientists, planners, stakeholders, including policy-makers, and local communities.
We encourage everyone to follow the progress of the X-RISK-CC project and stay up-to-date on our latest developments. For those interested in learning more about the project, we invite you to visit our website, where you can find more information on the project, its objectives, and its expected results.
As we continue to work towards our goals we also look forward to sharing our progress with you in the coming months. Till then stay tuned!