CLISP aims at preventing, reducing and mitigating climate-change related spatial conflicts, vulnerability of spatial development and spatial structures to adverse climate change impacts, and consequential damages and costs. As climate change adaptation, including an integrated approach to adaptation and mitigation issues is still a novel field for spatial planning policy and administration, CLISP is to be regarded as a strategic pilot project. CLISP intends to contribute to sustainable, climate-proof spatial planning and territorial development in the Alpine Space by being committed to the following main objectives:
- Developing new climate-proof planning strategies for sustainable and resilient spatial development on transnational, national and regional level.
- Developing and applying a transferable concept and methodology of regional spatial vulnerability assessment and providing knowledge of vulnerabilities in model regions.
- Evaluating the 'climate change fitness' of spatial planning systems (legal and institutional framework, instruments, procedures) and identifying strengths, weaknesses and enhancement options.
- Promoting risk governance approaches to the management of climate-related risks by conducting risk communication activities in model regions and by investigating the performance of existing risk management systems.
- Establishing a transnational expert network on spatial planning and climate change.
- Raising awareness of policy- and decision-makers, planning authorities, stakeholders and the public for climate-related risks and the need for adaptation, stimulating implementation processes, and transferring results and experiences to the entire Alpine Space and to other regions.