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Kyoto Club



The Kyoto Club is a non-profit Italian organisation created in February 1999. Its members are business companies, companies' umbrella associations, local municipalities and governments, and university departments engaged in reaching the greenhouse gas reduction targets set by the Kyoto Protocol.

To reach its goals the Kyoto Club promotes awareness-raising initiatives, information and training to foster energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, sustainable mobility and proper waste management.

Towards public decision-makers the Kyoto Club puts forward policy proposals to make decisions in the energy and climate-related fields more and more environmentally friendly.

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Adaptation activities include:

A. Improving adaptation legislation at the EU and Italian levels: advocacy and lobbying with national and EU institutions.

B. Implementation of an educational adaptation programme supported by the Italian Environment and Education Ministries: working in 300 Italian high schools with students and teachers to raise awareness and support actions.

C. Development of adaptation projects in the Alpine areas, with Slovenian partners and though existing Alpine local authority organisations.

D. Conducting technological research and development of adaptation best practices by Kyoto Club member companies, and planning by Kyoto Club members and cooperating local authorities.

Regional focus Europe
Sector Business
Terrestrial ecosystems
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Monitoring and evaluation
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling
Climate related risks and extreme events
Methods and tools
Technologies for adaptation
Climate hazards Drought
Operational scale Regional

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.