Thank you for your time in helping us explore ESPREssO’s three pillar project challenges:

1) Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
2) Science-Practice-Policy interface
3) Management of trans-boundary crises

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Based on ESPREssO’s challenge reports and interviews undertaken for the project so far, we have identified several areas for closer discussion within the above outlined challenges and we would like your help in trying to qualify the issues surrounding them, helping us pinpoint more accurately where improvements can be made and how. We will explore each Challenge in the next 3 sections of the questionnaire.

Your contribution will help inform our Think Tanks, research outputs and activities over the next year. Based on these efforts, of which your input will form a critical part, we will produce as a major output of the project our Final Project Vision Paper in late 2018, a copy of which we will forward to you in thanks for your efforts.

Please answer the following questions from your own current perspective and your current role within your organisation. All questions asked at the country level refer to the country in which your organisation is based.

Your past experience can be drawn upon to inform the more illustrative answers. Examples/ comments are optional, but highly valued and relevant, which we may decide to feature in the final Vision paper as case studies. Please note, you may use abbreviations/ organisational acronyms in your answers.

Abbreviations: CCA (Climate Change Adaptation), DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction).

Climate Change Adaptation: “The process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects, in order to moderate harm or exploit beneficial opportunities” Special report on intergovernmental panel on climate change edited by Field, Barros et al. (2012).

Disaster Risk Reduction: “The concept and practice of reducing disaster risks through systematic efforts to analyse and manage the causal factors of disasters, including through reduced exposure to hazards, lessened vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land and the environment, and improved preparedness for adverse events”.  UNISDR (2007).

The ESPREssO Project would like to hear from you in communicating examples of best practice, good news stories and your current views. Get in touch at: http://www.espressoproject.eu/