David Kopecký – 3. 2. 2020
New Oslo offers a million euros to prepare adaptation strategies
The new subsidy call of the State Environmental Fund of the Czech Republic, with the title Oslo, currently offers Czech municipalities and other legal entities a total of CZK 26 million to develop strategies for adaptation to climate change.
The first call of this year, funded by the so-called Norwegian Funds, refers to the Norwegian metropolis, which was elected (by the European Commission) as the European Green Capital of 2019. Due to this, local and regional subjects can get support from five to fifty thousand EUR (up to 1.3 million CZK) for the creation of long-term strategy documents to think out climate change, including appropriate adaptation measures.
Oslo's money will cover up to 90 % of eligible costs. Applications may be made until stocks run out or until 15 March on the Fund's website. Strategies must be completed by 2024.
“It is great that environmental Norway Funds 2014-21 are launching. It is a call that helps communities and other actors with a systemic approach to adaptation to climate change. The Environmental Partnership Foundation is ready to help successful applicants prepare their strategies,”
Dita Tesařová, international LIFE Tree Check project coordinator.
The LIFE Tree Check project helps four Czech cities, Prague, Brno, Pilsen, and Ostrava, to reduce the effects of an urban heat island and to fulfill their own adaptation plans.