Discover the achievements of the NPA projects

Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

Browse the NPA map of results to discover our stories of cooperation. Pick a dot from the map and scroll down to read  about people who have met similar minded colleagues and together found solutions for their shared challenges.

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Award winning climate adaptation plan

C.L.I.M.A.T.E. based Derry City & Strabane District Council Adaptation Plan is recognized excellence in environmental sustainability

Extreme weather conditions, such as heatwaves, heavy rainfalls and floods are now more frequent due to the climate change. As the municipalities have recognized that early preventive actions are less costly than disaster response efforts, adaptation planning has become an important part of their work. The C.L.I.M.A.T.E. project developed an International Best Practice Climate Adaptation Model (IBPM) to guide municipalities and councils in the process of preparing their own climate adaptation plans and strategies. Based on this model, Derry City & Strabane District Council prepared its Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2020-2025, that among its other benefits also helped the Council to win a Top Award for excellence in Environmental Sustainability at Northern Ireland Local Government Awards in 2018.


Stephen Jones

Climate Northern Ireland

CLIMATE transformed the course of climate action in Northern Ireland (NI), including the knowledge and experience here at Climate Northern Ireland. Every other council in NI has signed up to develop their own plans through the Local Government Climate Action Network as a direct follow-on from CLIMATE. This marks the beginning of strategies which will increase the resilience and cohesion among communities and institutions across NI, and helped us develop a clearer picture of the barriers both in NI and the wider NPA region.