Webinar: Exploring the use of foresight methods in climate resilience

Published: 11th May 2018 15:03Last Updated: 11th May 2018 15:03
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Foresight for climate resilience

This webinar, hosted by the PLACARD project, will showcase the potential of foresight methods in increasing climate resilience across Europe. The presentations and discussion will reflect on the recent White Paper on the Future of Europe.

The webinar will run on Wed 30 May 2018 at 10:30 – 12:00 CEST and is open to all.

To register click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-exploring-the-use-of-foresight-methods-in-climate-resilience-registration-45065468028

A recording will be posted here after the event.


  • The 5 futures for Europe and the future of climate action: Reflections and scenarios for the EU27 – Jonathan Gaventa, Director, E3G Brussels Office
  • Potential future climate in terms of climatic hazards and impacts expected for Europe – TBC


The discussion will focus on how foresight techniques can inform: 

  • Revision of the EU Adaptation Strategy in 2019
  • Development and implementation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism
  • Development of the FP9 focusing on knowledge gaps and needs.

We’ll be asking questions such as:

  • What are the challenges for a climate-resilient Europe?
    • What are the main drivers of climate vulnerability that should be considered for the 5 Futures for Europe?
    • What are the main types of policy options to increase the resilience to climate change and weather-related extremes for the 5 Futures?
  • Who are the main CCA & DRR actors that should be involved?
    • At European level
    • At national and sub-national level
    • Other levels, for exampleprivate sector, civil society, other organised groups


Our webinar is part of a larger research and practice process on the use of foresight methods (PLACARD Foresight promotion report – Foresight for policy & decision-makers). The discussions will support development of a broader workshop on forward-looking (foresight) activities in late 2019: foresight methods will be used to support the three policy-science instruments, and design pathways of how they would play out in a world that ‘mixes’ Juncker’s 5 futures with different climate scenarios.