Klimada 2.0 is a project implemented by the Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute, its main goal was to provide expert knowledge on the effects of climate change in Poland and the need to adapt to them. The full name of this nationwide project is “The knowledge base on climate change and adapting to climate change impacts, together with knowledge dissemination channels, to strengthen economic, environmental and societal resilience as well as to support management of extraordinary risks associated with climate change”. The project was addressed to decision-makers at various levels, authorities involved in the decision making process on adaptation measures and ways of their implementation to mitigate climate change impacts. As part of the project, the creation of m.in Central Emission Database, Decision Support System and knowledge base on adaptation to climate change is planned. An important element of the project was also the preparation of interactive climate scenarios, forecasting changes in temperature and precipitation in the perspective of 2100 (https://klimada2.ios.gov.pl/klimat-scenariusze/) and the creation of a portal presenting the risks resulting from climate change for Polish (https://klimada2.ios.gov.pl/ryzyko-zmian-klimatu/). The Klimada 2.0 project also provides for a number of informational, promotional and educational activities, such as conferences and workshops, educational films on climate change, lesson plans for primary schools and an e-learning course for young people.
The value of the project is PLN 20 million (4186167,23 €), including the European Union contribution of 17 million PLN (3558242,14 €).
The implementation of the project has led to the creation of expert materials that can be used, mainly by representatives of authorities and institutions when making decisions regarding adaptation activities in the country. It was certainly valuable to present various proposals for adaptation actions along with an indication of how to implement them, i.e. specific good practices in this area. Thanks to the implementation of the project, the subject of adaptation to climate change was also of greater interest to the Polish media, especially in the context of the expected scenarios of extreme weather phenomena in the country and the related financial consequences. The results can be used in the development of city adaptation plans, planning documents supporting the adaptation of towns to observed and projected climate change. The development and implementation of adaptation plans is also financed from the European Funds 2021-2027.