Programme: Horizon Europe (GA 101056836)

Date: 2022-2025

DISTENDER is a project funded by the Horizon Europe program that has 31 partners from 12 countries and aims to build a methodological framework for the integration of different types of adaptation and mitigation strategies against climate change in six case studies that include both European cities and regions. In particular, it is intended to study the relationships, synergies and trade-offs between existing adaptation and mitigation strategies in each of the case studies in order to enhance their optimization in the current context of climate change. The methodology used is based on qualitative and quantitative analyses (e.g., sophisticated models and tools) that make it possible to study the future climate (until 2050) assuming different greenhouse gas and socioeconomic emission scenarios. In addition, a flexible and strongly participatory approach is used to involve stakeholders in the co-creation processes from the initial stages of the project. To guarantee optimal results and the maximum replicability of the methodology in other European regions, the case studies have been chosen due to their heterogeneous nature in aspects such as scale (size), climate impacts, existing adaptation and mitigation strategies or sectors of interest (transport, energy, agriculture etc.). The knowledge generated throughout the life of the DISTENDER project will be offered through a Decision Support System (DSS) that will include materials such as manuals, easy-to-use tools and documents that compile experiences learnt from the application of the case studies. In this project, Kveloce I+D+i leads a task related to the evaluation of stakeholder engagement in a work package dedicated to co-creation and stakeholder engagement. In addition, Kveloce I+D+i leads a work package about case studies. In this work package, on the one hand, the partners from the case studies are asked for the necessary data for the execution of the models and tools and, afterwards, data are collected. On the other, a participatory approach is used to define the characteristics of each of the case studies and to evaluate the results obtained in each of them iteratively.