The CLIM-CAP project, funded by the European Lifelong Learning Programme, is developing an innovative EU accredited training qualification offering professionals who work in the built environment sector the practical skills and knowledge required to plan and deliver adaptation into the built environment of urban areas. Integrating climate change adaptation with planning, architecture and construction at the local level is integral to building resilience to climate change in the places where people live and work.

Working together, experienced partners from five EU countries will share resources and expertise on known climate change adaptation impacts and existing training materials and modules, to devise a new qualification scheme. Research has identified that there is a gap in knowledge transfer and communication between those responsible for spatial design and planning in urban areas, and the leading-edge research and solutions available across Europe.