ClimActiC: Citizenship for Climate – Building Bridges between Citizenship and Science for Climate Adaptation

What is intended?

– Articulate citizens, science and public policies in the management of adaptation to climate change;

– Deepen knowledge about environmental challenges and processes of behavioral and societal change at the local level;

– Create and encourage spaces for communication and co-creation between scientists, young people, activists, economic agents and policy makers;

– Produce recommendations for a more resilient and adapted North region.

The ClimActiC Project started on 1-7-2021 and will last for 24 months.


Dialogues on climate change, research and policy: citizens, researchers, economic actors, activists and policy makers co-designing actionable solutions

Monitor the project's research and intervention activities;

Promote the transfer of knowledge and experiences on climate change between different social actors;

Identify the conditions for a co-production of transformative knowledge with a view to adapting to climate change;

Develop a strategy for co-designing and co-creating actionable solutions and recommendations.

Climate change and Earth system behavior: understanding and sharing scientific facts, access to risks, mitigation strategies and resilient societies

Understand and share the scientific facts related to climate change;

Assess the risks linked to climate change and related to damage to the behavior of the Earth System;

Designing mitigation strategies and resilient societies, in the context of which sustainable development is possible.

Climate change: psychological barriers, risks and climate action promotion

Identify psychological barriers to climate action;

Assess public understanding of scientific claims and factors leading to climate change denial;

Determine how people assess environmental risks;

Foster environmentally sustainable behaviors.

Study of physico-chemical processes and relevant conditions to promote water availability in the face of climate change

Develop structured catalysts for environmental applications;

Create dedicated portable solar photoreactors for water purification;

Explore the use of carbon-based nanostructured hybrid catalysts to obtain clean water.

Education for climate change: participatory research partnerships between schools and universities

Promote transformative learning about climate change through participatory research curriculum projects;

Stimulating the dispositions and capacities of young people for civic and political action in the context of climate adaptation that strengthens the resilience of their communities;

Develop the skills of teachers on education for climate change.