​Meet our consortium partners

Coordinated by EIT Climate-KIC, the initiative builds upon the expertise of 14 partners from 10 countries, leveraging a vast array of knowledge and expertise, as well as access to an extensive network of regions throughout Europe.

It brings the combined strength of: 

  • Regional network organisations – to engage and build a movement of Mission Adaptation regions and communities. (ERRIN, ICLEI, CKIC, Regions4, RCCC). 
  • Technical expert organisations and designers of a transformative adaptation approach – providing the services to design pathways and innovation agendas to transform across KCS. (CKIC, DeltaresTecnalia, IIASA, IIED Europe, ICLEI, Regions4, LGI, GIB)
  • Adaptation finance experts – providing the services and latest state-of-the-art thinking on how regions can finance the adaptation ambitions for long-lasting impact.  (AUEB, PWA, LGI, GIB)
  • Learning and capability building specialists – to support regional cohorts in building resilience capabilities along their journeys towards a climate resilient future. (CKIC, IIED Europe, ICLEI, RCCC, Regions4, GIB)
  • Monitoring and innovation impact partners – to design an impact framework for benchmarking and assessing regional resilience maturity. (PPMI, IIED Europe, CKIC)

EIT Climate-KIC is the EU’s climate innovation initiative, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon and resilient world by enabling systems transformation. EIT Climate-KIC is the Coordinator of Pathways2Resilience, building on its strong community of partners from business, academia, the public and non-profit sector, to create networks of expertise and foster systemic innovation.

Deltares is an international research organization and has long-standing expertise in climate adaptation, in adaptive planning methods, and the development and application of adaptation pathways. Deltares leads the work on supporting services to build climateresilient development pathways and innovation agendas and contributes to the capacity building, monitoring and support of the regions.

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. ICLEI leads the work on developing support services on enabling conditions to accelerate transformative change. ICLEI also contributes to mapping and engaging regions with Pathways2Resilience, to developing peer-led mentoring programme model and training material  and heavily supports project’s communications.

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an independent, international research institute that conducts policy-oriented research into issues that are too large or complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline. IIASA’s contributions focuses on decision-support methods and processes for understanding climate risk and fostering resilience.

RCCC has extensive experience with strengthening the capacities of local partners to increase engagement in planning and policies. Crescent Climate Centre contributes to Pathways2Resilience by supporting  matchmaking, capacity building, innovative solutions and enabling conditions.

ERRIN is a network of around 120 European regions, from 20 different European countries, promoting regional and local dimensions in EU R&I policies and programmes through its bottom-up approach. ERRIN leads the activities related to mobilising regions and communities, while also supporting communication and dissemination activities.

The French “mission-driven SME” brings its expertise on innovation pathways for advancing SDGs, public awareness and engagement strategies, engagement with regional stakeholders and professional project management. LGI leads the activities on the project communication and outreach, leads the task on Exploitation, and supports the Coordinator as Project Management Office.

International Institute for Environment and Development Europe (IIED Europe) has developed innovative frameworks, tools and methods to track the sustainability coherence, equity, and effectiveness of adaptation measures and capacities. IIED Europe brings experience and expertise in working with governments to support them in designing governance and institutional frameworks, finance delivery mechanisms, participatory climate resilience, planning tools and Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) frameworks to enable locallyled climate actions.

TECNALIA has been contributing over 15 years to the development of climate change adaptation strategies at local and regional levels across Europe, and brings a depth of experience in climate services development, vulnerability and risk assessments and the development and application of adaptation and resilience pathways. TECNALIA contributes to building climateresilient pathways and innovation agendas, based on which also contribute to capacity building, monitoring, and regions and communities support.

Regions4 is an international regional network dedicated to empowering regions and communities by providing supportive services that facilitate the acceleration of transformative change towards climate resilience.  At the forefront of this effort is the Regions4 climate initiative RegionsAdapt, a collaborative platform uniting over 77 regional governments globally. RegionsAdapt facilitates capacity-building, exchanges and advocacy activities to help its members develop robust Regional Resilience Journeys. It reports globally, to the UN climate action portal and Race to Resilience campaign, the progress of regional governments towards adaptation.

PPMI is a leading European research and policy analysis centre, which has worked on designing and improving performance management, evaluation and monitoring systems and helped public sector and civil society leaders to implement reforms in a number of fields. PPMI leads tasks on the development and application of the self-assessment tool for the applying regions to assess their climate resilience level and gaps. 

Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) is the oldest academic institution in Greece in economics, hosting the Research laboratory on Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability (ReSEES) which does policy-relevant interdisciplinary research on environmental, natural resources and energy issues. AUEB leads activities on the development of support services to bridge the Adaptation Finance Gap.

Paul Watkiss Associates (PWA) is a research consultancy (micro SME) that specialises in adaptation policy, finance, and economics. PWA will primarily contribute to WP5 (Support Services to bridge the Adaptation Finance Gap) but is also involved in other work packages, including the development of services on Key Community Systems (KCS) to design climate resilience pathways and innovation agendas.

The Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB) is a Swiss foundation bringing in state-of-the-art expertise in the Climate Change Adaptation Mission’s Key Community Systems (KCSs)  as well as corresponding Key Enabling Conditions (KECs), such as mobilisation of sustainable finance, needed tools and regional networks. GIB mainly contributes to the development of services on Key Community Systems (KCS) to design climate resilience pathways and innovation agendas as well as to the development of support services to bridge the Adaptation Finance Gap. As a non-associated third country to the Horizon Europe programme, GIB is funded through Swiss national funding.