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CCAT 2021: Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice Across Borders 2021 – 19th to 21st Oct. 2021

Event Start: 19 October 2021
Event End: 21 October 2021

CCAT 2021: Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice Across Borders 2021 – 19th to 21st Oct. 2021

Following the success of our first CCAT cross border event in 2020, the CCAT team are delighted to announce our second virtual networking and knowledge exchange event, Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT): Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice across borders 2021, planned for October 19th, 20th and 21st 2021 in the mornings. As we explored in our event last year, coastal communities are forefront of the impacts of climate change, adaptation, resilience and associated coastal management decisions and planning.

Through the Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT) project, we have been working to support coastal communities in Pembrokeshire (Wales) and Fingal (Dublin) to understand the impact of climate change, and how it might impact their local communities.

Drawing on feedback from our first event, we recognise that there are more conversations to be had – opportunities remain to learn from what others are doing, and to build on existing best practice in policy and management, for both coastal management and climate change. Through this second virtual event, co-organised by Cardiff University and the wider CCAT team, we will bring together a diverse range of practitioners and academics, with expertise in policymaking, coastal management, climate change adaptation, community engagement and more.  Over the course of the event, we will welcome speakers presenting on a wide range of topics including:

  • Examples from case studies,
  • Reflections from communities currently experiencing the impacts of climate change,
  • Community-scale initiatives, and community engagement in coastal management and climate adaptation
  • Examples of nature-based solutions in practice,
  • Case studies from across the UK, Ireland, as well as other international examples.
  • The role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) within climate change adaptation and resilience,
  • And finally, showcasing the work done through the CCAT project.


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CCAT is part funded by the Irish Wales Co-operation Programme and aims to assist coastal communities on the Irish sea who are directly impacted by climate change. The CCAT operation will help communities to build resilience (adaptive capacity to change), facilitate marine and climate citizenship, and realise the potential of the Irish Sea region by (re)connecting coastal communities with their place, their dynamic coastal systems and our changing climate.

The Ireland Wales 2014-2020 European Territorial Co-operation (ETC) programme is a maritime programme connecting organisations, businesses and communities on the West coast of Wales with the South-East coast of Ireland.

The Welsh Government manages the programme with partners, the Southern Regional Assembly (SRA) and the Department for Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER).

The programme is one of a family of ETC programmes which provide opportunities for regions in the EU to work together to address common economic, environmental and social challenges. 

The Ireland Wales programme focuses on seeking solutions to shared challenges on both sides of the Irish sea, to improve the economic and sustainable development priorities of Wales and Ireland.

The programme focuses on:

Cross border innovation

Adaptation of the Irish Sea and Coastal Communities to Climate Change

Cultural and Natural Resources and Heritage